Duty Avoidance

Duty Savings Opportunities

Learn about different legal methods to saving money through duties and taxes. Bring your questions to the President of Scarbrough, Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist. In this webinar, you will learn about: • duty drawback, • product exclusions, • Foreign Trade Zones, • […]

Import 101 Training

Join us on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Registration 12:30 pm Program 1:00-4:15 pm In this seminar, you will learn: • Import Best Practices • The import shipping process • U.S. Customs Regulations • HTS Numbers & Classification • Partner Government Agencies • The best Incoterms to […]

tomato imports

Tomato Import Tariffs increase to 17.5%

Tomato Import Tariffs increase to 17.5% U.S. prices on Tomatoes could also Increase On May 7, 2019, “the Department of Commerce announced the termination of the 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico, and that negotiations will continue regarding a possible revised agreement acceptable […]

U.S. Top Trading Partners • An Interactive Map

Check out this really cool interactive map published on CNNMoney’s Website.  You can choose to see U.S. exports or U.S. imports and the top trading partners with the numbers associated with each. CNNMoney states, “U.S. trade with other nations is worth $4.9 trillion per year. […]

Chinese New Year Impacts Buyers

What to expect during Chinese New Year For a large percentage of Americans, Chinese New Year may mean eating a special dinner, reading up on your birth year or zodiac, or watching a parade.  But when you’re in the purchasing or international logistics world, it […]

The Belt and Road Initiative

China President Xi just recently pledged $124 billion for the Belt and Road Initiative in May. What is the Belt and Road Initiative? President Xi’s “project of the century” considers the Silk Road mantra that will benefit people across the world and the ultimate plan […]

U.S. Port Costs likely to Raise in April

U.S. Port Costs likely to Raise in April Bill Mongelluzzo of The Journal of Commerce states, “US ports will face unprecedented operational challenges when ocean carriers on April 1 restructure their vessel-sharing alliances, requiring carriers, terminal operators, and equipment providers to develop a plan so shippers’ […]


Hanjin Shipping Update

Hanjin Shipping Update Hanjin shipping has been ordered to return chartered-in ships to owners and to sell as much of its fleet as it can, according to Maritime Executive on September 20, 2016.   This poses a problem when several ports in the U.S. won’t even […]

New Carrier Alliances Taking Shape

updated Oct 26, 2016 New Carrier Alliances Taking Shape There has been a lot of news in ocean carrier alliances and mergers in the past year.  The many recent changes to the ocean carrier alliances have re-shaped the landscape of these partnerships.    The finalized […]