Logistics and Trade Compliance: 2023 Outlook

Logistics and Trade Compliance: 2023 Outlook

Much of the risk in supply chain management lies at the intersection of logistics and trade compliance. As supply chains became disrupted over the past few years, companies began sourcing products from different countries.  New suppliers can introduce uncertainty...
IMO 2023 Regulations: Definition and Implications

IMO 2023 Regulations: Definition and Implications

With new IMO 2023 regulations, the International Maritime Organization continues its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by global cargo shipping on ocean vessels.  Here’s a quick history and rundown of IMO regulations past and new.    What is IMO?...
New U.S. CBP Rules Modernize Customs Broker Regulations

New U.S. CBP Rules Modernize Customs Broker Regulations

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) just published new rules, effective December 19, aimed at modernizing customs broker regulations and operations. Like most changes to the US Code of Federal Regulations, they’ll go largely unnoticed. But importers would be...
Shipping from Vietnam: the Next Global Manufacturing Hub

Shipping from Vietnam: the Next Global Manufacturing Hub

As manufacturers move more and more of their production out of China, Vietnam is becoming the next manufacturing hub for East-to-West supply chains. Shippers new to the country must find effective solutions for shipping from Vietnam, taking into account how freight...
Should you Join the U.S. CTPAT Trade Compliance Program?

Should you Join the U.S. CTPAT Trade Compliance Program?

CTPAT Trade Compliance is the name for U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) new, voluntary trade compliance program.  U.S. importers who are Tier II or Tier III members of the CTPAT supply chain security program can opt into the program by monitoring their own...