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How Fashion E-Tailers Can Take Advantage of Duty Drawback

A number of factors have recently converged to “accidentally” turn U.S.-based fashion companies into exporters. This phenomenon has created duty drawback opportunities that didn’t exist 3 years ago.

April 20, 2021

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Dan Gardner

6
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Trade Compliance
International Transportation

Ocean Container Tracking & Port Terminal Operations: Maritime Supply Chains and the “Visibility Paradox”

As a non-technologist working in supply chain management, I live in awe of the human mind and its ability to develop applications that create visibility into the international movement of goods.

September 30, 2020

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Dan Gardner

4
min read
Trade Compliance

Type 86 Customs Entries & The Case for Using Foreign Trade Zones

As of 9/28/19, U.S. Customs & Border Protection implemented a new method for importing into the U.S. called the “Type 86 Entry”, also known as a “Section 321 Shipment”.

August 24, 2020

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Dan Gardner

4
min read
Trade Compliance

Are Customhouse Brokers Obsolete? Part 2.

I believe that the traditional Customhouse Broker is fundamentally obsolete - they and the industry just don’t know it, yet.

August 11, 2020

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Ned Blinick

4
min read
Trade Compliance

Are Customhouse Brokers Obsolete? Part 1.

There’s been some buzz recently about the future of the CHB. Some folks believe that the days of the Customs Broker are coming to an end.

July 27, 2020

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Dan Gardner

4
min read
International Transportation
Trade Compliance

Importer/Exporters vs Freight Forwarders/3PL - Levelling the Playing Field

Too often, importers and exporters are dependent on their NVOCC, Freight Forwarder or 3PL to provide them with visibility into their global supply chains.

July 20, 2020

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Ned Blinick

4
min read
International Transportation

Managing Ocean Transportation Costs in the “Age of Supply Chain Volatility”

If you’re looking to manage ocean freight in the “Age of Supply Chain Volatility”, an investment in a maritime-centric TMS is a good place to start.

July 13, 2020

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Dan Gardner

4
min read
International Transportation

The Importance of International Transportation Visibility in a Global Pandemic

Visibility has been the major topic of Supply Chain professionals for the past 20 years. In the time of Covid-19, it is proving to be critical.

March 20, 2020

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Ned Blinick

4
min read
International Transportation

How to Optimize Global Demand Fulfillment

Global transportation is the nexus through which all related international transportation information flows.

January 17, 2020

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Ned Blinick

3
min read
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