NAFTA is the largest free trade agreement in the world. It has changed how the Unites States conducts trade with Canada and Mexico. 

History of NAFTA

NAFTA is the largest free trade agreement in the world. It has changed how the United States conducts trade with Canada and Mexico. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an agreement which established the world’s largest free trade zone in terms of GDP. The trade agreement includes all three countries from North America,…

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Cargo theft is rarely reported on in the United States. Learn about cargo theft and how prominent it is in the United States.

5 Things to Know About Cargo Theft in the United States

Learn about cargo theft and how prominent it is in the United States. Cargo theft is rarely reported on in the United States. However, this type of crime affects many shipping companies and importers/exporters in America. Trucks are a primary way of transporting cargo across the country and attract the wrong type of attention. While…

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How have historical events effected trade over the years? See our brief timeline of international trade to learn about how trade has been transformed.

A Timeline of International Trade

How have historical events affected trade over the years? See our brief timeline of international trade to learn about how trade has been transformed. From the Great Recession to the 2018/2019 Trade War with China, the state of international trade is stagnating after a large period of growth. For the past 200 years, international trade…

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There are ports of entry all across the U.S. Learn about the 5 busiest container ports in the United States and their volume. 

The 5 Busiest Container Ports in the United States

There are ports of entry all across the U.S. Learn about the 5 busiest container ports in the United States and their volume. United States imports are very reliant on the ports which are available. If you are an importer, there is a good chance that your goods land in one of the ports listed….

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On September 20, the USTR released additional exclusions to list 1, list 2, and list 3.

Additional Rounds of Section 301 Exclusions Granted of Lists 1, 2, & 3

The U.S.T.R. announced additional rounds of Section 301 exclusions to goods included on List 1, 2, and 3. These items will be excluded from the current 25% tariff which will be raised to 30% on October 15th. On September 20, 2019, the United States Trade Representative released a series of announcements about new exclusions to…

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The purpose of MID numbers are finally being realized along with the implementation of CBP’s new single window system ACE.

The Importance of MID Numbers

The purpose of MID numbers are finally being realized along with the implementation of CBP’s new single window system ACE. Although they have existed for a while, MID numbers are being used to compare manufacturer and competitor HTSUS codes and enforce compliance like never before. What is a MID Number? The ACE Manufacturer Identification Code…

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