NAFTA at a Standstill

It appears NAFTA is at a standstill. See the latest news below. Update from the North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO) October 17, 2017 Our sources are reporting: U.S., Mexican and Canadian trade ministers have agreed to delay the next round of NAFTA negotiations to work on bridging “conceptual gaps” exposed during talks that concluded today, […]

What paperwork is required to export to foreign country?

  In short, it depends on which country a shipper plans to export to. Each country has its own rules and regulations. It is the ultimate responsibility of the shipper and/or importer of record to comply with those regulations.  Communication is key! We suggest to instantly get your freight forwarder involved to ensure a seamless […]

What paperwork is required for U.S. Customs Brokerage services?

  In order for a U.S. Customs Broker to file a Customs entry on behalf of an importer, it must have a signed Power of Attorney in place, signed by an officer of the company.  If the importer chooses to import on a continuous surety bond, an application to CBP must be filled out. Moreover, […]

Electronic Logging Device Mandate Facts

Infographic and Facts With the new ELD Compliance Mandate, comes many questions. With a December 18, 2017 deadline approaching, check out this infographic that provides drivers and managers with important details on the mandate and how they can ensure compliance for themselves and representatives. ELD Compliance Guide created by Track Your Truck, a satellite truck […]

West Coast Wild Fires

West Coast Wild Fires affect Transportation Moves Wild Fires on the West Coast are causing some delays in transportation as they have forced several carriers to either limit or shut down their operation, specifically in Santa Rosa, CA and surrounding area.  Over 81,000 acres have burned heading towards Fairfield on I-80.  Highway 101 is closed […]

NAFTA Updates

Things are Heating Up Update from the North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO) October 10, 2017 Here’s some evening reading before the next round of NAFTA negotiations kick off in Washington tomorrow. Things are certainly heating up. All three of these are from/feature our keynotes at the upcoming NASCO Reunion in Monterrey! If you’re joining us, […]

Economic Sanctions Against Sudan Largely Revoked

The U.S. will formally revoke most economic sanctions against Sudan as of Oct. 12 in recognition of additional positive developments in that country. Excerpt from Sandler, Travis, & Rosenberg Trade Report Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Earlier this year the U.S. responded to progress in five key areas by taking steps to restore bilateral trade. Ties could […]

Forecast on Domestic Truck Rates • Increases up ahead

Kim Dulle, a Domestic Supply Chain Specialist with Scarbrough state that domestic shipping prices are only goingto increase in the next few months. “In an effort to predict future pricing when looking at market trends, there is nothing to indicate that shippers should expect anything other than increase prices,” she says. Truckload rates are at […]

Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Due to Expire

  GSP will expire December 31, 2017 Barring Congressional action, the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), special program indicator (SPI) “A,” “A+” and “A*” will expire for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse after midnight, December 31, 2017. Special Procedures for GSP-Eligible Goods In the event of a lapse and until further notice, importers are […]