Global Trade News Summary – Happy Monday!

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Stay Up-to-Date on US Foreign-Trade Zones

By using a US Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ), companies receive many benefits, including reduction in processing fees, possible reduction or elimination of duty payment on manufactured goods, and an expedited and more efficient supply chain. Are you interested in learning more about FTZs? Keep up with the latest news, regulatory changes and helpful information on the Integration Point Foreign-Trade Zone News blog!

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Leaps and Bounds: Overcoming Customs Challenges with Automation

In a recent article from Global Trade Magazine, Greg Sizemore, Director of North Carolina’s U.S. Export Assistance Centers, discussed the Customs challenges that arise when dealing with developing countries. Sizemore stated, “Many companies that export successfully are exporting to developing countries. Those countries may not have as clear import processes as others, but there’s so much demand for product that it’s worth it for a U.S. company to go into that market although it may be hard to enter.”

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Top 10 Reasons Why Exports Should Not Be Managed Manually

Companies that effectively manage their exports are able to deliver their goods to the shelves faster, leading to better overall customer satisfaction. The steady movement of goods across borders is imperative in order to remain competitive and to retain momentum for a thriving business. However, managing your exports manually can take a considerable amount of time and effort. Below are the top ten reasons why exports should not be managed manually.

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FTA News from Around the World – June 2014 Round Up

With regulations ever changing and updates constantly being made, we understand keeping up with new regulations affecting global trade can be challenging. Therefore, Global Trade News has taken the information that we have gathered over the last month from governments around the world, and compiled it into a monthly summary, posted here for you. You can access this information, along with all related FTA posts at any time by visiting the Free Trade Agreement category on this blog.

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Global Trade News Summary – Happy Monday!

Take a look again at the most important news and start the week fully informed with the news that Global Trade News brought to you last week in Twitter: Continue reading

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Union Customs Code – Program Changes & What’s Still in Review

Recently, Integration Point hosted a webcast on the Union Customs Code (UCC) and the upcoming changes in the European Union.   The presenter, Mr. Walter Van der Meiren, Brokerage Division Manager, Europe Region, for UPS, shared a great deal of information about the UCC, the changes forthcoming and how companies can prepare for these changes.  There were several questions submitted that we did not have time to cover, and Mr. Van der Meiren has agreed to answer those here.  Our first post discussed the timing of the changes and how a company can prepare.  Today’s questions deal with the changes to some of the programs and what’s still in review.

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Made In… Country of Origin Determination & Marking – Part 3

Country of origin determination and marking is quickly becoming mandatory in many countries today. While it may seem simple enough, products sourced and manufactured in multiple countries present a unique problem: from where did they originate?

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We Owe It All To You!

Integration Point has recently been selected to receive the designation of a Great Supply Chain Partner for 2014 from SupplyChainBrain. The recognition is especially significant, not as a pat on our own backs, but as a reminder of how great our customers are.

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Integration Point Now Reports on Latin America!

Do you do business in Latin America? Are you planning to expand into this market or would just like to know what is happening in Latin American trade?

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