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Entry Audit

November 30, 2021.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

Entry Audit In an environment with changing regulations, the need for import/export transactions to meet compliance requirements is critical to success. Allyn experts review transactions to identify inaccuracies quickly and correct them appropriately. We review 100% of entries to verify the accuracy of transactions (including tariff classification, valuation, and origin...

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2022 Tariff Schedule Will Contain Smartphones, Drones, and More

November 30, 2021.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

Starting in 2007 with the rollout of the first iPhone, smartphones have become increasingly integrated into the lives of the global population. A person can use a smartphone to communicate with the people they love, and to troll the people they don’t. They can find love by swiping right,...

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A New Approach to U.S. China Trade Relationship

October 27, 2021.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has laid out the Biden administration’s new approach to the U.S. trade relationship with China.  With the goal of “creating a level playing field for the American workers, farmers, and businesses”, the administration has spent several months examining...

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Rates Rise for U.S. Shippers by 5.9% for DHL

October 11, 2021.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

Due to inflation and an increase in investments, carriers are experiencing higher costs. These higher costs are causing many price hikes for various carriers including DHL and FedEx. Effective January 1, DHL will raise its rates by 5.9% to match the price hike of FedEx. This price increase will include account holders...

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Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) 2021 Update

October 01, 2021.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

Per the CSMS #48938836 Message the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be adjusting certain user fees on October 1, 2021. The minimum merchandise processing fee (MPF) will be increased to $27.75 from $27.23 and the maximum will be raised to $538.40 from $528.33. MPF is assessed by CPB for most imports into the US on...

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Driver Shortage

September 10, 2021.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

The transportation industry is highly aware of the truck driver shortage for some time now. The issue is still very relevant and has gotten worse within the past few years. A recent article stated that “in 2018 the trucking industry was short about 60,800 truckers, a shortfall that is expected to...

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Saving Duties On Goods Returned

August 31, 2021.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

Background Items are being shipped all over the world every second of every day. That large amount of trade can get costly with tariffs, duty rates, and other shipping costs. With all that spending, there must be some ways to save money on those shipments. Well, if your items are...

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At a Glance: Q3 2021 Logistics Bulletin Summary & Outlook

August 24, 2021.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

Air Freight International Global air volume, measured in CTKs, declined slightly from the record values seen in Q1. However, volume has remained consistent through Q2, especially when seasonally adjusted for the slower mid-year months(1) Capacity in July was up 29% in July over 2020 levels, although load factor declined by 3%. Airlines are...

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Why a 3PL is Beneficial?

August 23, 2021.
Logistics Publications

First and foremost, what is a 3PL? A 3PL is a Third-Party Logistics company that offer one stop solutions for their clients. Working alongside a 3PL is a partnership vs a transactional relationship. 3PLS help in identifying gaps in the supply chain. Their expertise, best practices and technologies can also...

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Getting Ready for a Green Future

August 17, 2021.
Logistics Publications

Innovation can take many forms and even small changes make a difference when applied at scale. Packing materials are a major source of waste contributing to our constantly growing landfills. Pallets and wood packaging account for 3.9% of municipal solid waste totaling 11.5 million tons in 2018. Only 26.9% of discarded wood is recycled...

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Market Madness & the COVID Recovery

August 17, 2021.
Logistics Publications

Market Madness & the COVID Recovery Whether you work in the Supply Chain industry or not, you’ve probably felt it. “The market is just crazy right now” seems to be a buzz phrase. The housing market is booming, with home sale prices at near-record highs. The...

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The Emergence of Electric Trucks

August 16, 2021.
Logistics Publications

Electric trucks, both full-size and mid-size, are becoming more and more prevalent on the road today. Green Tech Media states that there are about 2,000 mid-size and full-size electric trucks on the road right now. However, an analysis run by their research team estimates there could be up to 54,000 trucks on...

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