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Trade and customs compliance and regulation news that affect import, export, transportation, logistics, and supply-chain industry and how you do business.
Lisa M. Richman

Update on the NAFTA Renegotiations: What You Need to Know

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The cancellation of US involvement in the TPP, and its potential withdrawal from NAFTA have sparked considerable anxiety over the loss of protections and opportunities both investment treaties afford. But there are alternatives. The Trump Administration has proposed substantial changes to the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a multilateral trade and investment agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico. During five rounds of negotiations, the representatives of the parties to...
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Your Transportation Management System Can Help Manage the Amazon Effect

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By 3Gtms Lots of supply chains are dealing with the  “Amazon effect,”  which has led consumers to demand lightning-fast (and free) delivery times, last-minute order changes, and 100 percent order accuracy. While initially seen as just a retail problem, these expectations have been extended to the B2B world as well. Managing the Amazon effect requires a host of solutions, but a  transportation management system (TMS)  is often overlooked. A TMS is critical for the execution...
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CTPAT 2018 Update

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At the 2017 Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Conference in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced plans to strengthen the existing “minimum security criteria (MSC) for the program and adding new criteria to reflect evolving security threats. The updated, modernized MSC will include the following: • Cybersecurity (elevated firewall performance, test affirmation of resistance to attempted hacking, etc.) • Prevention of money laundering • Emphasis on corporate responsibility of senior management...
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Managing Global Trade: A Look Beyond the Surface

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In association with KMPG LLC, Thomson Reuters. During the recent years, global trade regulations went from a sleepy niche to a major driver of mainstream news.  In 2016, one major world power withdrew from a historic trade pact and another ditched the European Union.  Figures in many countries used protectionist rhetoric to obtain power.  The possibility of sanctions, “trade wars” and other deployments of soft power increasingly replaced calls for military might. Get The 2017...
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2017 Holiday Planning Guide

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Retail imports have been on the rise as the industry braces for the busiest time of the year. The National Retail Federation’s (NRF) latest projections call for a 3.6 to 4 percent increase in holiday sales for 2017 over the same period in 2016. That makes for a total of $678.75 billion to $682 billion, up from $655.8 billion last year. Most estimates see e-commerce shopping increasing by as much as 20 percent this year....
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