Posts Tagged: Import

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U.S. Global Trade Trends from The Year in Trade 2017 Report

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The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) just released its updated “The Year in Trade 2017” report. This report covers all of the global trade trends from 2017. Included in this report are exchange rate trends, trade laws and regulations, global economic trends, regional trade activity, global trade agreements, and new trade relations, among other… Read more »

Shift Your Supply Chain Back Into High-Gear After Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the first day of the year in the Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival in modern China, or simply the Lunar New Year, is the most important and longest of all Chinese holidays. The first day of the Chinese New Year 2018, the year of… Read more »

Importing Basics and Exporting Basics Webinars

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Logistics Plus recently recorded two new webinars as part of its ongoing series of complimentary logistics-related webinars for the Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) and its members. The two new webinars are focused on Importing Basics and Exporting Basics. Although these webinars are prepared for the benefit of MBA members, the informational content is appropriate for… Read more »

What are Incoterms? Here’s what you should know!

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Incoterms® is an abbreviation for “International Commercial Terms.” This term represents a very useful way of communication and it’s actually aimed at reducing confusion between buyers and sellers. So what is an incoterm? An incoterm represents a universal term that defines a transaction between importer and exporter, so that both parties understand the tasks, costs,… Read more »

What to Know about Shipping Between the U.S. and Mexico

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Shipping between the U.S. and Mexico is not as easy as it may seem. In order to transport shipments between these countries, there are certain regulations and documents that must be legally followed. The most common methods of shipping goods from the United States to Mexico are by truck, rail, air and sea, or a… Read more »

2017 Global Logistics Guide by Inbound Logistics

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The folks at Inbound Logistics magazine published their 13th annual Global Logistics Guide in the March 2017 issue.  You can also read the full report online.  As part of the report, Inbound Logistics ranks major foreign countries according to the following criteria: Transportation infrastructure (T) IT competency (I); Business culture (B); and Intangibles (X). For your benefit, we have… Read more »

7 Cost-Saving Tips for Importing and Exporting

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Here are a few quick, cost-saving tips for importing and exporting from the international air, international ocean, and project cargo freight forwarding experts at Logistics Plus: Importing Tips: Take the time to confirm your HTS codes before importing. U.S. Customs’ system of classification can be very complicated, and the HTS codes advised by suppliers are not always… Read more »

6 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Global Freight Forwarder

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A freight forwarder, forwarder, or forwarding agent is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the manufacturer or producer to a market, customer or final point of distribution. When it comes to international freight forwarding, selecting the right global freight forwarder can help your business succeed by offering relief… Read more »

Logistics Plus Joins Amazon’s Solutions Provider Network

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amazon Selects Logistics Plus for its Solutions Provider Network Provides retailers with third-party service options for international shipping. ERIE, PA (June 14, 2016) – Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, announced today that it has been selected by Amazon to be a part of its Solutions Provider Network (SPN) as… Read more »

Import and Export Financing

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Import and export  financing is much different, for example, than commercial lending, mortgage lending or insurance. There is a longer order-to-delivery cycle on products that are sold and shipped overseas, therefore, it takes longer to get paid. Extra time and energy are required to make sure that buyers are reliable and creditworthy. Careful financial management can… Read more »

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