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How can I reduce the amount of damage my shipments incur?

  There's nothing quite so frustrating as inspecting a delivery and discovering shipping damages. While it's impossible to guarantee no damage at all from the shipping process, there are several things you can do to greatly reduce it.

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The Future of Canadian Trade Agreements: Why Canada is Seeking More Trade

  Why sign trade agreements with other nations? Canada has several trade agreements in effect that aim to give its companies an advantage over the U.S. and other countries. With a trade agreement in place, such as in Panama (where the U.S. does not), Canada receives more benefits in the shape of preferential access to.

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Now and Then: U.S. Customs Brokerage Associations

  As far as the evolution of the customs brokerage industry goes, what you don't know might just surprise you. Here are eight surprising facts about this service.

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U.S. Customs: When does "not knowing" become "negligence"?

  Like trying to find your way through a gargantuan hedge maze, navigating the labyrinth of U.S. Customs rules for importers/exporters can feel overwhelming. Yet the tantalizing promise of increased revenue from international trade continues to drive small business owners to try their hand at understanding the.

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Overseas data processing: A means to an end or an END to a means?

  Though we, as a company, do not engage in overseas data processing – mostly based on principle – there are many companies in the Canadian brokerage industry that certainly do, and we would be remiss not to address this growing trend in our business. Let's discuss the actual reasoning behind overseas data processing.

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Why Incoterms Matter: Stop Leaving Your Profits in Others' Pockets

  They're not legal terminology, so why should you care about using Incoterms?

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Are logistics acronyms getting more confusing or is it just me?

  The simple answer is: No. It's not just you.   Logistics providers have the same difficulty in communication as any other intensely regulated industry: no one outside their industry has a clue what people are saying.   Consider this:   Are you ANSI about the COGS in DC being DOA? What are they EFTA? There oughta be.

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Participating Government Agencies (PGAs) and the Single Window

  You might have heard that the U.S. government is changing the way they manage imports and exports, and it’s true. The International Trade Data System (ITDS) will bring together around 20 government agencies, covering nearly 40 different departments, divisions, and programs.

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