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8 ways to tell if you’ve got a great customs broker

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Jul 7, 2021 8:45:00 AM

You don’t just want any customs broker—you want a great customs broker. A truly great broker is your powerhouse at the border.

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Customs basics: documentation and declaration

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on May 26, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Although documentation and declaration are fundamentals for importers, the requirements are anything but simple.

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4 Ways To Improve Customer Service With Your Supply Chain

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on May 27, 2020 9:00:00 AM

With the impacts of COVID-19 causing disruptions through summer (at least), companies are thinking seriously about how to stabilize their supply chains.

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5 logistics essentials for retail companies

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on May 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The entire world is adapting to the new and shifting realities of the coronavirus pandemic—including retail businesses.

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Logistics 101: Duty

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on May 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM

This week in our 101 series, we dive into duty.

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Blockchain: technology or business philosophy?

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Apr 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Much has been written about blockchain as an emerging technology in many industries, and shipping specifically.

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Logistics essentials for agriculture companies

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Feb 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The agriculture industry has a wide range of logistics considerations, including transporting large equipment, and importing/exporting products with varying requirements.

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5 logistics essentials for e-commerce companies

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Jan 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

E-commerce is a massive industry accounting for 3.5 trillion USD in sales globally in 2019—and that number is only projected to rise.

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Logistics 101: Brokerage Basics

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Nov 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Entering the complex business of import and export can be intense and overwhelming. Our Logistics 101 series is a gentle introduction and an easy-to-follow guide through turbulent, ever-changing waters.

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Switching customs brokers: a guide

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Oct 23, 2019 9:00:00 AM

A solid relationship with your customs broker, and a good fit with them, is essential for an importer. But what if it’s time for a change? This week, we dive deep into why you might consider a switch and how to go about it without disrupting your operations.

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