How to Import Personal Protective Equipment into the U.S.

How to Import Personal Protective Equipment into the U.S.

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) for both healthcare professionals and the general public. For U.S. importers to avoid challenges and risks associated with the importation of PPE, there are essential details they need to know. FDA Approval for Importing Personal Protective Equipment The FDA has loosened import restrictions…

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History of the Plimsoll Line

The History of the Plimsoll Line

The Plimsoll Line is an internationally agreed-upon reference mark located on a ship’s hull that indicates the maximum depth a vessel may safely immerse when loaded with cargo. Globally, the Plimsoll line on a vessel is officially referred to as the International load line. A commercial ship is properly loaded when the ship’s waterline equals…

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Preparing for Supply Chain Disruption in the Wake of COVID-19

Preparing for Supply Chain Disruption in the Wake of COVID-19

While imports of medical supplies and other essential health items are sharply increasing, orders for merchandise imports as a whole are being canceled, slowed down, or sent to warehouses for storage. As a result, importers have been strategically planning for supply chain disruption. It is likely we will experience supply chain disruption through the second…

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What will be the Coronavirus impact on international trade?

Coronavirus Impact on International Trade

In addition to the threat to human life, what will be Coronavirus impact on international trade and global supply chains?   While the world works on mitigating the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on human life, many U.S. Importers may also be wondering what the impact will be on international trade? Although it is difficult…

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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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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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