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Reduce Costs, Simplify Customs Procedures for Trade Shows with the ATA Carnet

ATA Carnet, commonly referred to as the Merchandise Passport, is an international customs document and temporary export-import document used to ease customs clearance in 100 countries and territories. The ATA Carnet system was established by the international ATA convention and is governed by the World Customs Organization and International Chamber of Commerce and its World […]

July 17, 2015

Industry Insights

ATA Carnet Shipments Impacted by Importer Security Filing (ISF)

The trade community is directly impacted by CBP’s importer security filing (ISF, also known as 10+2) requirements. ATA Carnet shipments are no exception, as ATA Carnets are not exempt from ISF. However, ATA Carnet shipments are exempt from posting the bond required of other shipments entering or re-entering the U.S. via ocean vessel. Except for […]

July 16, 2015

ATA Carnet, ISF

All Solar Panel Bonding Requires Surety Approval

The strategic significance of development and promotion of renewable energy in the twenty-first century has profoundly affected the solar panel industry worldwide. Increased foreign production in this key sector has generated heightened sensitivity to international competitive factors, in turn spawning special tariff measures to ensure a level playing field for all. U.S./China trade has been […]

July 07, 2015

Industry Insights

Webinar: The FDA’s Proposed Food Safety Regulations: Implications for Shippers, Cariers and Their Insurers

On February 5, 2014, the USFDA published proposed regulations under the Sanitary Food Transportation Act of 2005 and Food Modernization Act of 2011. They are expected to be effective in the Spring of 2016. These regulations represent significant and substantial change for sanitary food transportation practices as well as the requirements for shippers and receivers, and carriers […]

July 06, 2015


Don’t Let E&O Claims Compound Profit Losses

Forwarders are struggling to maintain profitability as freight rates on some major container routes continue their dive, according to the Journal of Commerce ( Profit margins, typically tight, especially in Asia-Europe trade, are being hit by new record lows for spot prices. Rates are changing daily, and there is heavy quoting and bargaining that is […]

July 02, 2015

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