With the May 10 increase in duty rates on certain Chinese-made imports—and China’s subsequent retaliation on U.S.-made goods—I think we can all safely agree the United States and China are in a fully-fledged trade war. So, in an atmosphere of uncertainty, what are the key elements supply chain professionals should consider to stay ahead?

Everyone is talking about trade and tariffs—and the potential impacts on businesses and countries. But do you feel lost in a sea of jargon as you listen to the talk? People don’t mean to be rude. But as they explain what’s at stake and recommend courses of action, they may take for granted that you [...]

China, Tariffs, and Trade Policy. What’s Going On? | C.H. Robinson If changes in trade policy have been giving you and your team whiplash lately, you’re not alone. A lot has happened recently on the global stage, and there is a lot to sift through. We compiled some of the top concerns we hear from [...]

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How can you know what you don’t know about trade regulations? The fact is, even if you have a reputable freight forwarder and customs broker, you may not be safe.

A Brief Introduction to China Customs: How It Works in Shanghai | Transportfolio It surprises many China exporters to discover that there is no single customs entity in China, and no unified customs export processes, standards, and requirements across the country. Each Customs office has its requirements, and exporters need to learn the requirements for [...]

A Customs Audit May Be Closer Than You Think | Transportfolio U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is stepping up enforcement of import trade compliance. As more and more companies are experiencing a Focused Assessment, you have to wonder whether your company might be next. Here’s a primer on who’s likely to be audited, and [...]

4 Tips for Streamlining Your Canada/U.S. Border Crossing | The Road The $2 billion worth of goods and services that cross the Canada/U.S. border every day are a testament to the strength of the economic relationship between Canada and the United States.* And while both countries are strong, cooperative trading partners, shipments between the two [...]

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Updates and adjustments to global trade programs have been capturing headlines and creating uncertainty for several months. Even with NAFTA negotiations moving into 2018, there are still other possible global trade updates on the horizon that shippers should keep an eye on. Here’s a brief check-in on two important global trade programs that are on [...]

When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons | C.H. Robinson What is truckload cabotage, and how do EU and U.S. shippers experience these rules? Cabotage rules cover the transport of goods between two places in the same country by a transport operator from another country. When you look at EU and U.S. [...]

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As I wrap up this series, I realize just how much information we’ve already covered about shipping freight across U.S./Mexico borders. We’ve looked at operating on both sides of the border, redefined transportation success, and even asked the tough questions for choosing a customs broker. The final point I want to drive home is what [...]