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USMCA Shipping Documents 101: What changed from NAFTA to USMCA 

USMCA Shipping Documents 101: What changed from NAFTA to USMCA 

On July 1st, 2020 the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Here is a USMCA Shipping Documents 101. What changed from NAFTA to USMCA shipping documents?   All the same documents required under NAFTA are still required EXCEPT the NAFTA Certificate of Origin form. Instead of the NAFTA Certificate of Origin form, under USMCA the importer is required to file a Certification of Origin which can be done in any form as long as...

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How to Save on Freight Costs: 11 Expert Strategies

How to Save on Freight Costs: 11 Expert Strategies

How to Save on Freight Costs: 11 Expert Strategies In a world where online commerce has exploded, and customers want their stuff mere hours after placing an order, there has never been greater scrutiny by management of how to save on freight costs.  Whether you are in charge of shipping to warehouses, distributors, retail stores, or residences you can really differentiate yourself and your company by executing shipping strategies that save on freight costs.  How do you save on freight costs?...

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Vendor Validation 101: What Is It and Why It Matters

Vendor Validation 101: What Is It and Why It Matters

Vendor Validation 101: What Is It and Why It Matters Your company cannot and does not want to supply all business essentials in-house, and you realize that it is time to start outsourcing tasks and procuring supplies so that you can direct more time and effort to the core function of your business. The problem is that now that you are using suppliers, you are incurring a lot of expenses as a result of outsourcing inefficiency.   What is vendor validation, and why does it matter? Vendor...

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Ocean Freight 101:  How Sea Freight Works in Simple English

Ocean Freight 101: How Sea Freight Works in Simple English

Ocean Freight 101:  How Sea Freight Works in Simple English Chances are the computer monitor in front of you or the smartphone in your hand was either manufactured overseas or made with parts from another country. The chances are even better that they were transported on a container ship. Over 90% of the world’s goods travel over its oceans.  With so much commerce moving through ocean freight, it makes one wonder how it all works. Welcome to Ocean Freight 101, where we will break down sea...

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What is A Routing Guide in Shipping?  Do You Really Need One?

What is A Routing Guide in Shipping? Do You Really Need One?

What Is A Routing Guide in Shipping? Do You Really Need One?   As retail chains expanded their reach to different locations and increased the flow of products from multiple vendors, they noticed that a system was needed to make sure there is uniformity for their supply chain system. As a result, routing guides were created.    What is a routing guide in shipping? Do you really need one? Routing guides are documents created by retailers that establish rules and requirements for...

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Freight Claims 101:  How it Works & How to Fight it

Freight Claims 101: How it Works & How to Fight it

Freight Claims 101: How It Works & How to Fight It If you have ever shipped something to someone and had it damaged en route, you know the pain that is a freight claim. On the other hand, if you own a shipping or freight company, then you definitely know the financial impact freight claims can make on your business.  What is a freight claim?  How does it work? How can I fight a freight claim?  Let’s find out. How do freight claims work?  A freight claim is a breach of contract claim that...

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