What Are US Importer of Record Responsibilities?

What Are US Importer of Record Responsibilities?

For companies importing products into America, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has established detailed requirements that must be followed. But at the heart of these compliance details is a very simple idea. You need to know your business partners. CBP wants...
Global Project Logistics: Does Your 3PL Have What it Takes?

Global Project Logistics: Does Your 3PL Have What it Takes?

Global project logistics assignments are just that – projects that require days and weeks of careful planning to move large, expensive equipment on a very precise time schedule. The requirements for the freight move are so complex that much can go wrong. The...
Building Airline ULDs: What You Need to Know

Building Airline ULDs: What You Need to Know

If you’re shipping air freight, your main concern is getting the freight where it needs to be, and fast. You’re not necessarily concerned about the equipment used and exactly how the freight moves from origin to destination. Truckers, forwarders and air carriers take...
Understanding Cargo Insurance: 7 Common Misperceptions

Understanding Cargo Insurance: 7 Common Misperceptions

With most insurance – life, health, home – you buy it in the hope you’ll never have to use it. Cargo insurance is much the same. But global shippers often overlook insurance details and assume they are fully covered when, in fact, they’re not. That creates huge risk...
Global Trade Compliance: Understanding the Basics

Global Trade Compliance: Understanding the Basics

Driving a car. Filing your taxes. Playing a board game. These and just about every activity you can think of have rules and instructions telling you what you can, can’t and must do. International commerce is no different. The set of rules governing global business...