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Paperless Customs Clearance had been launched in August in China

September 12, 2012.
Logistics Publications

The paperless Customs clearance had been launched by the twelve customhouses of China at the beginning of this August. All paper documents now have to be turned into electronic ones. There is no any paper document during the whole declaration process now. It has highly improved the Customs clearance efficiency...

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Ask Your Logistics Experts… Is It Possible to Expedite Customs Clearance of Cargo Arriving by Ocean

June 15, 2012.
Logistics Publications

Q: Is It Possible to Expedite Customs Clearance of Cargo Arriving by Ocean to the U.S.? A: Many first-time ocean-transport customers wonder if they will need to wait days for their cargo to clear customs before being allowed to collect it. Luckily, the answer is ‘no’!  ...

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Ask Your Logistics Experts… What Is a Letter of Credit?

June 15, 2012.
Logistics Publications

Q: What Is a Letter of Credit? A: A letter of credit is an agreement between two parties—a buyer and a seller— that is issued by a bank acting as an uninterested party. The seller will only get paid after performing specific actions that the...

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Ask Your Logistics Experts… How Should I Ship My Material?

June 13, 2012.
Logistics Publications

Q: How Should I Ship My Material? A: There are many factors that come into play when choosing the right mode of transport for your freight:     Where is the freight picking up from and delivering to?       How much does the shipment weigh?   ...

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Virginia – When is Idle Equipment Idle?

June 13, 2012.
Tax Publications

If you are a business in Virginia with idle (not in use) machinery and equipment, you may be eligible for a business tangible property tax exemption on such equipment.  Knowing the process for declaring idle equipment will save you time and money but only if you plan ahead. Virginia...

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The ‘Informal’!

June 13, 2012.
Logistics Publications

The more relaxed local business event not to forget: The’ Informal’. It’s clear that the companies of a same local economic area know them a little or sometimes absolutely not. However, they work next to each other. So since May 2010, the Economics Development Agency of...

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Pennsylvania Remote Sellers – Got Nexus?

March 13, 2012.
Tax Publications

The Pennsylvania (PA) Department of Revenue (DOR) is reminding retailers who have nexus (i.e. presence, connection) with the Commonwealth to collect PA sales tax, including sales made via the internet, catalog, and telephone.  PA has long imposed a sales tax on each sale of tangible personal property (TPP)...

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California Local Sales & Use Tax Rates Change

March 13, 2012.
Tax Publications

State Board of Equalization announced local sales and use tax rate increases The California State Board of Equalization has announced increases to a number of local sales and use tax rates effective October 1, 2012. Of the eight counties listed, all experienced an increase in rates.  Rate changes ranged from 0.25% to 1%...

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Top 4 Business Cost Saving Strategies

March 13, 2012.
Logistics Publications

One of the most important goals for every business is to be profitable. Businesses not only need to grow in sales revenue, but also control or cut costs in order to reach their financial objective. Cost saving strategies will help businesses evaluate current expenditures and find ways to cut costs....

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AISF Allyn International Services France – Specific shipments, specific requests, specific countries

March 13, 2012.
Logistics Publications

Russia – Customs convey, specific documentation AISF has been chosen by one of its new client to organize the shipment to Russia of a full production line automation system for the automotive industry. This project consists of door-to-door transportation of about 8 full trucks. The first truck was loaded in...

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Six Best Practices to Reduce International Transport Cost

March 12, 2012.
Logistics Publications

The savings opportunities related to low cost country (LCC) sourcing strategies have far out-weighed concerns regarding the processes and systems needed to efficiently manage a global supply chain.  Surprisingly, few organizations have clear transportation management initiatives surrounding their LCC sourcing strategies to ensure they truly reap the intended benefits. ...

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