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NAFTA 2.0 - Provisions and Effects of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Posted on July 09, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

On July 1st, the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into effect. Also known as the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) and the Tratado entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadá (T-MEC) in Canada and Mexico respectively, this free trade agreement was designed to replace the 26-year-old NAFTA. Rather than completely restructuring the previous NAFTA, the USMCA is primarily a renegotiation of the original agreement intended to benefit each participating country. In addition to renegotiated terms, the USMCA also includes new stipulations on labor rights, environmental standards, intellectual property, and digital trade.Some of the significant provisions outlined in... Read More

Coronavirus: Impact on the Transportation and Logistics Industry

Posted on July 08, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

Bigstock-transport-engineer-man-wearing-367903708 (1) The transportation and logistics industry performs one of the most vital services of the modern globalized and interconnected world. Since the beginning of 2020, many countries worldwide shut down their borders and limited transportation and travel to contain the Coronavirus outbreak. This pandemic affects almost every dimension of economic activity and individuals globally; consequently, essential supply chains in the logistics and transportation industry are hampered, though differently across air, freight, and sea sectors. As of February 13, 2020, over 350,000 cancellations were registered in global container shipping traffic since the coronavirus outbreak's beginning became apparent in January 2020. Over 151,000 boxes were... Read More

Post-Wayfair Need for Exemption Certificates

Posted on July 08, 2020. Category: Tax Publications

 On June 21, 2018, the US Supreme Court provided a landmark decision that changed the dynamic of sales tax and has since created a domino effect on taxpayers and businesses throughout the US. Not only has the definition of nexus expanded from the prior physical nexus to now include economic nexus, factors such as number of transactions and/or dollars of sales for a given time period to customers of a state, but also has the sales tax collection implication grown for existing taxpayers and now potentially new taxpayers not to mention marketplace facilitators.With such drastic changes to the sales... Read More

Coronavirus Update - July 7

Posted on July 07, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest updates during this very fluid and ever-changing period. Our goal with the information provided below is to give you at a high-level, a current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.Many countries are seeing a second wave of COVID-19 infections, which is causing reinstatement of safety measures and halting of reopening plans. Most notably, Australia reinstated lockdown measures in Melbourne for 6-weeks. It is important to continue securing your transport needs as soon as possible, including confirmation from your carriers.Global Air UpdatesThe Australia Government is injecting $166.4 million... Read More

Coronavirus Update - June 30

Posted on June 30, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest updates during this very fluid and ever-changing period. Our goal with the information provided below is to give you at a high-level, a current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.  Many countries are seeing a second-wave of COVID-19 infections. While it doesn’t appear full lockdowns will occur at this point, increased social distancing measures are being reintroduced in heavily affected regions. It is important to continue to secure your transport needs as soon as possible including confirmation from your carriers.  Global Air UpdatesEtihad Cargo... Read More

USMCA Goes Live

Posted on June 29, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

The highly anticipated USMCA goes live on July 1, 2020. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which went into effect in 1994, is expiring at the end of June. Over the 25 plus years since implementation, trade among the three-member nations blossomed, import prices for key industries such as oil and food have remained relatively low, and economic growth has remained strong.USMCA should increase benefits for some vital US industries, namely the auto and dairy industries, while also addressing new present-day issues like digital trade and increased protections for intellectual property.  Shipments that have previously imported under the terms of NAFTA... Read More

New U.S. Export Control Requirements for China, Russia, and Venezuela

Posted on June 29, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

On Monday, June 29, 2020, new rules went go into effect involving the export control of items to China, Russia, and Venezuela. These changes involve when Electronic Export Information (EEI) submission is required, and the elimination of the Civil End Users (CIV) license exception.AES filing requirements have been strengthened for exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) for military end-use or military end-users in China, Russia, or Venezuela.Traditionally exports that are No License Required (NLR) and are under $2,500 USD, have not required EEI to be submitted via AES. This changes with these new rules put in place today. Now, all exports from... Read More

How to Motivate Employees

Posted on June 29, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications

A motivated workforce makes a crucial difference when it comes to meeting any business objectives. Here are some tips on how to keep employees motivated.Ability to challenge and engageOne of the valuable skills that a company can hone is the ability to challenge and engage the people it employs. If you have to keep everyone motivated, you need to encourage the employees to participate. When the employees are respected for their skills and talents, it has a motivating effect on them.Let Them Know You Trust ThemIf you let them know you trust and depend on them,... Read More

Coronavirus Update - June 24

Posted on June 24, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest updates during this very fluid and ever-changing period. Our goal with the information provided below is to give you at a high-level, a current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.  With that in mind, we have decided to adjust the format of the following information so it remains beneficial to its readers while we continue to monitor and report the impact COVID-19 has on the logistics industry.  Global Air Updates India is considering a “bilateral bubble arrangement” allowing international passenger flights to and from... Read More

Understanding Changes in Supply Chain

Posted on June 19, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications

As a consumer, the best thing about improvements/developments in the market is that there are multiple offerings to choose from. Each consumer segment/market has a different attribute that appeals to them.In the food industry, any little variation/addition to the menu attracts more customers. Similarly, in the technology industry, Apple leads the market with its technological innovation due to the user experience it offers.This puts an increased pressure on providers as they constantly battle to keep up with innovation from the competition. Continuing on the Apple example, they arguably have the best camera clarity, user experience,... Read More