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Coronavirus Update - October 20

Posted on October 20, 2020. Category: Coronavirus Updates

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 a high-level, current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.Ireland has announced a six-week lockdown that will begin tomorrow evening. The major shift to a nationwide lockdown has taken the citizens by surprise. Nonessential businesses will be closed, and people are requested to stay home. Schools and childcare centers will remain open. Ireland is the first European country to reimpose a national lockdown.The following tables will provide the current... Read More

Costly Sales Tax Mistakes Businesses are Making During COVID-1: Part 2

Posted on October 19, 2020. Category:

The COVID-19 pandemic has been and will be remembered as one of the most impactful global events of our era. An unprecedented challenge was thrust upon the medical, government, and business community that will clearly change many of the behaviors of our society in the long run.As businesses worked quickly to adapt, one of the last issues many of them considered was compliance with state and local sales tax.In Part 1 of this article, we talked about how remote workers can create sales tax collection obligations for businesses through traditional nexus. In Part 2, we discuss the impact of economic... Read More

What is a Circular Supply Chain?

Posted on October 16, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications

In this age of recycling, reuse, reduce, and repurpose – a new supply chain model has emerged called the Circular Supply Chain. The traditional linear supply chain of “take – make – dispose” has seen backlash from environmentally conscious consumers and proven unsustainable. The circular supply chain, focusing on waste elimination, contributes to an overall circular economy. This economy centers on sustainability and the reduction of waste.The sustainability of the Circular Supply Chain is essential to corporations and consumers. Companies can address their carbon footprint, renewable energy sources, and reverse logistics programs by transitioning to this new... Read More

Coronavirus Update - October 13

Posted on October 14, 2020. Category: Coronavirus Updates

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.The European Union announced new travel measures and released a color-coded map to designate the varying scale of outbreaks throughout Europe. Each member state can choose to implement the EU’s guidelines or choose their own based on their own analysis.Over the past week, the Czech Republic reported more cases per capita than any other European nation... Read More

Costly Sales Tax Mistakes Businesses are Making During COVID-19: Part 1

Posted on October 09, 2020. Category: Tax Publications

The COVID-19 pandemic has been and will be remembered as one of the most impactful global events of our era. An unprecedented challenge was thrust upon the medical, government, and business community that will clearly change many of the behaviors of our society in the long run.When state enforced lockdowns and the advice of medical professionals globally forced the ceasing of business as usual for industries across the country, businesses both large and small were left with one choice: adapt or die.In an inspiring display of free market forces, most businesses chose to adapt and did so quickly.... Read More

Road Safety & Logistics: Truck Guards

Posted on October 09, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications

With thousands of vehicles transporting cargo to all corners of the United States, the safety of drivers, cargo, and the public is an issue that requires constant attention and refinement. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been working on some critical improvements for larger transportation vehicles: rear and side underride guards. Yet, such advancement in safety would require careful planning of a rollout and legislation that may temporarily impact the logistics industry.What are truck underride and side guards, and why are they important? Truck underride and side guards are... Read More

Coronavirus Update - October 6

Posted on October 06, 2020. Category: Coronavirus Updates

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest updates during this very fluid and everchanging period. Our goal with the information provided below is to give you a current overview of the most heavily impacted regions at a high-level.Several countries throughout Europe see an increase in COVID-19 infections. Many governments are reintroducing social distancing measures, including limiting the number of people who can gather and requiring masks in public places. Although there are currently no full lockdowns in place, the situation remains very fluid. To help mitigate the impact on the transport of goods, we continue... Read More

The Fall of Hong Kong, China’s Trade Middleman

Posted on October 06, 2020. Category: Trade Publications

The news of China's implementation of the national security law is not new, but the treatment of the once important sovereign state by world leaders is. Hong Kong is a trade hub between China and the rest of the world. It has been given special treatment by the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union as an autonomous zone.The United States was first on the list of superpowers to strip Hong Kong of its preferential treatment. Since the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 and Hong Kong's release as a British territory in 1997, Hong Kong... Read More

Coronavirus Update - September 29

Posted on September 29, 2020. Category: Coronavirus Updates

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest updates during this very fluid and everchanging period. Our goal with the information provided below is to give you a high-level, current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.Many countries are beginning to see a second wave of COVID-19 infections. While it does not appear, full lockdowns will occur again, 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 receiving confirmation from your carriers.The following tables will provide the current... Read More

Setting Up A Compliance Ship-to-Home Model

Posted on September 24, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

The Need for A New Model Since the onset of the global pandemic, many companies have provided their employees the opportunity to work remotely to promote safety. Working from home presents a few challenges, with one of the biggest being how to handle shipments to/from at-home personnel. This process becomes increasingly challenging for international shipments, where any delays can have far-reaching operational and compliance implications.Let’s consider the engineer who needs to receive some samples or a prototype. In the past, the sample would have been shipped via the normal process and delivered to the engineer in... Read More