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Born in the U.S.A.: Defined by Build America, Buy America Act

June 22, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

“Manufactured in America” seems like a simple statement. It would be easy to assume that if a product was pieced together within the United States, we could say it was “Made in America.” If the entire product is composed of pieces from Canada, but merely pieced...

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Forced Labor Prevention Act

June 14, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

Are you ready for the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) that goes into effect on June 21st, 2022? The UFLPA states that goods manufactured wholly or in part in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China could be prohibited entry into the U.S....

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Vistula Spit Canal

June 13, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

A new canal across the Vistula Spit is planned to be opened this year, most likely already in September 2022. The canal will enable ships to sail from the port of Elblag, northern Poland, to the Baltic Sea without passing through the Russian-administered Strait of Baltiysk. The 1.3-kilometer canal is part...

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Should I Ship FTL or LTL? Does It Matter?

June 10, 2022.
Logistics Publications

When it comes to freight, size does matter. Whether your business is just starting or wanting to be proactive with upcoming holiday season volume- you’ll want to plan the logistics of goods and products—the “how” in getting goods from point A to point B....

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Impact of Sri Lankan economic crisis on Logistics and India

June 02, 2022.
Logistics Publications

Sri Lanka's economic crisis has had a cascading effect on its maritime activity, especially that of the Colombo port, a key transshipment hub of the Southeast Asia region. Trade operations had slowed in Sri Lanka since February, owing to a massive forex crunch followed by fuel scarcity. In the...

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Customs Modernization and Informed Compliance Act: What is “Reasonable Care”?

May 25, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

The Customs Modernization and Informed Compliance Act or Mod Act establishes clear requirements that parties must exercise “reasonable care” when conducting business related to importing into the United States, but what is reasonable care? Every import transaction is different, from the nature of the imported goods to the...

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White House Announces New Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

May 23, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

The Biden administration announced the launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) on Monday, May 23, which is designed to promote financial and economic stability in Asia and Oceania. The pact follows the initiation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a trade deal spearheaded by China in January of 2022, and...

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Baby Formula Shortage Underscores Supply Chain Struggles; US Plans to Ease Import Restrictions

May 19, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

A sudden nationwide shortage of baby formula has served as a stark reminder that supply chain woes continue to be felt midway through 2022. Across the United States, 40% of formula is currently out of stock, while individual states are seeing even more acute supply gaps, which have increased by 2,000% since January....

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CBP Specialists Intercept Rare Pest

May 17, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations. This is understandable when you consider CBP’s wide ranging mission that includes things like counter terrorism, combatting transnational crime, securing our borders, facilitating lawful trade, and of course, collecting duty and...

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Does Artificial Intelligence have a place in HTS Classification?

May 16, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

International Trade is complex and often quite meticulous. The industry continues to grow more and more complex as technology advances and relationships among countries evolve. Continuous advances in technology force industry leaders to consider things they have never considered before. In 1990, world trade leaders probably were not debating where we...

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German / America Trade Compliance (German)

May 12, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

Deutschland und die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika sind nicht nur internationale Supermächte im Sinne von Kriegsführung und globalem Einfluss, sie sind auch Weltmarktführer im internationalen Handel und Export. 1955, während der Nachkriegsbesetzung Deutschlands, nahmen die Vereinigten Staaten „diplomatische Beziehungen zu Westdeutschland auf,...

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German / American Trade Compliance

May 12, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

Germany and the United States of America are not simply international superpowers in the sense of warfare and global influence, they are also world leaders in international trade and exports. In 1955, during the post-war occupation of Germany, the United States, “established diplomatic relations with West Germany, which included the...

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