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Does Working at Home Work For You?

May 05, 2021.
Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications

It has been just over one year of working remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic and while some find themselves wondering how they ever functioned outside the comfort of their homes, others are itching to be back in the office. While you may feel a certain way about your work...

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The RFQ Story

April 29, 2021.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

RFQ…. Many of you are familiar with the acronym RFQ. A request for quote (RFQ) is a process in which a company selects certain suppliers and contractors to submit price quotes and bids for the chance to fulfill specific tasks or projects, like the movement...

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Normas Oficial Mexicana (NOM): What, When & Why?

April 26, 2021.
Trade Publications

What is NOM Certification? The Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM) certification is a set of technical regulations and standards required by the Mexican government that spans many different industries. As a product enters Mexico it is assigned a “fraccion arancelaria” (Tariff / HTS Code), based on which a NOM will...

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Myanmar Sanctions

April 14, 2021.
Trade Publications

In 1990, significant sanctions were put in place by the U.S. government against Myanmar, also called Burma, in response to the actions of Myanmar’s ruling military junta, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). For decades,...

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Learn with Allyn Newsletter

February 25, 2021.
Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications

Curious about how container ports work? The way in which ports operate will differ grandly in function of their size, available equipment, and operating strategy – nevertheless, there are some commonly used operating methods some of which we attempt to bring to life in our simplified animation of a...

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10 Vital Trade Compliance Areas for 2021

February 18, 2021.
Trade Publications

The year 2020 was by all accounts extremely challenging for the global trade community. While a number of those same challenges remain for 2021, there are also new issues to be aware of. Here are ten areas of concern and relevance to the trade community.   U.S. Presidential Administration Change On...

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The Especial Case of Northern Ireland after Brexit

January 15, 2021.
Trade Publications

Good Friday agreement ended with the violence of the Troubles, a political conflict between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland that had ensued since the late 1960s. This agreement established a cooperation relationship between both regions and with Great Britain with a set of strands. One of the key...

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Brexit Deal: What It Means For Importers

January 14, 2021.
Trade Publications

The United Kingdom has not been a member of the European Union since January 2020, one year ago. However, the effects of the change were not immediately felt as all parties agreed upon a transition period of 11 months. That time expired with the dawning of January 1, 2021. During the nearly four years...

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What You Need To Know About UK-EU Shipping Post Brexit

January 13, 2021.
Trade Publications

Common Transit As of 1st January 2021, all goods moving between the UK and the EU require export and import declarations. The UK Government recommends the use of common transit when exporting or taking goods out of the UK to move them quickly and delay duty until the destination is reached....

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UK and Japan Partner on Trade

December 15, 2020.
Trade Publications

According to the United Kingdom’s Department for International Trade, Japan and the United Kingdom signed a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) in Tokyo on October 23rd. The agreement signed by both countries is not only an incentive for economic development in a world that is slowly recovering from...

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Learn with Allyn International Newsletter

December 10, 2020.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

"How Ports Work" course released with a newsletter exclusive price of $5! Save up to $30. Allyn International has released a new introductory level course presenting some introductory level information related to How (cargo) ports work. In this course, we talk about ports in general and review an example one, before looking...

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Customs Broker License Exam in 2020

October 28, 2020.
Trade Publications

The Customs Broker License Exam (CBLE) is offered by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) twice per year, once in April and once in October. This exam is notoriously challenging to pass, but those who succeed can go on to become Licensed Customs Brokers (LCB), an impressive achievement in the...

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