The Increasing Importance of Cybersecurity in International Trade

The Increasing Importance of Cybersecurity in International Trade

Cybercrimes have accounted for $2 trillion in losses this year – a good reminder that companies large and small need to ensure even the basic level of cybersecurity hygiene to protect both themselves and their customers. But in the international trade world, it’s as critical as ever to tighten up your digital infrastructure to protect…

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Incoterms 2020 Guide to Noteworthy Changes

A Guide to the Notable Changes in Incoterms® 2020

Every 10 years, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) updates its Incoterms® rules for international trade. Here’s what’s changing for Incoterms 2020. After months of speculation, the wait for a decade’s worth of new Incoterms® is finally over. In September, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) published their new set of guidelines for international trade…

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A list of the top 10 2018 US Imports.

What Are the Top 10 U.S. Imports?

American imports totaled $2.614 trillion last year. Read the list below to find out which products made up the top 10 U.S. imports for 2018. The following list details the top 10 U.S. imports in 2018 — ranking them in order of highest dollar value. America is among the largest importers in the world and the U.S. current…

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Trade Risk Guaranty explains the basics of a U.S. Customs Import Bond in a short educational video.

[Video] What is a U.S. Customs Import Bond?

Trade Risk Guaranty walks through the basics of a U.S. Customs Import Bond; what they are, who they cover, and how they work. There are many parts of the importing process that can confuse and overwhelm a business that is new to international trade. However, a U.S. Customs Import Bond is one of the most…

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A Timeline of Historic Maritime Disasters – and What to Learn for 2020

Modern technology and safety procedures have drastically reduced maritime accidents over the last 100 years, but shipping disasters can still occur. Here’s a look at some of the most notable maritime disasters – and how to protect your cargo against future accidents. Maritime Disasters from 1840-1920 SS North Carolina (1840) A luxury steamliner built for…

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This shipping disaster includes two separate incidents which occurred right off shore within the period of a month on two of the M/V Zhen Hua vessels.

Double Trouble: M/V Zhen Hua 10 and 23

This shipping disaster includes two separate incidents which occurred right offshore within the period of a month on two of the M/V Zhen Hua vessels. When transporting goods across the ocean, being close to shore does not guarantee the safety of the vessel Whether a boat is docked or near the port, disaster can still…

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