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U.S. Ocean & Air Arrivals | 3 Tips To Avoid Delay
Shawna Cranford

One of the most common areas of delay affects the ocean and air shipments, which unfortunately have the highest storage costs. To ensure you avoid delay and the subsequent extra charges at ocean terminals and airports, follow our three ocean and air arrival tips.

October 14, 2020
U.S. Trade Act: Section 201 | The Escape Clause
Breanna Leininger

In the 1940s the U.S. started to incorporate the idea of an “escape clause” for U.S. industries as the government expanded our trade relations. Section 201 is a direct descendant of that notion and tactic.

October 6, 2020
10 FDA Compliance Errors That You Can Avoid
Misty Gibbins

Oftentimes with food-related imports, the culprit of those pesky border delays can be traced back to one or more of these top 10 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance errors. Understanding what they are and why they are happening can help you mitigate future delays.

August 20, 2020
U.S. Imposes A 10% Duty On Canadian Aluminium Effective August 16th, 2020
Breanna Leininger

In a Proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Thursday, August 6, 2020, the U.S. is set to reimpose the 10% tariff on aluminum imports from Canada under Section 232. This is hard-hitting news for many companies who felt the relief of these duties that were lifted in May of 2019. 

August 6, 2020
US Imposes A 10% Duty On Canadian Aluminum Effective August 16th, 2020
Breanna Leininger

In a Proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Thursday, August 6, 2020, the US is set to reimpose the 10% tariff on aluminum imports from Canada under Section 232. This is hard-hitting news for many companies who felt the relief of these duties that were lifted in May of 2019. 

August 6, 2020
How To Fill Out A Certification Of Origin Under The CUSMA/USMCA/T-MEC
Adriana Petty

In this blog, we will go through the new Certification of Origin field by field and you’ll get a fully complete and accurate Certification of Origin under CUSMA/USMCA/T-MEC. If you prefer to watch a video, you can find the visual guide here.

July 17, 2020
USMCA | Everything You Need To Know About NAFTA 2.0 - Part 4
Misty Gibbins

A total of 75% of a vehicle's parts are to be made in one of the three USMCA territories (an increase from 62.5% under NAFTA). Part content will be divided into three parts, Core 75%, Principal 65% and Complementary 60%...

June 4, 2020
USMCA | Everything You Need To Know About NAFTA 2.0 - Part 3
Misty Gibbins

Can I make a USMCA claim for reduced duties after the entry has already been filed? Is there a provision under USMCA for imports to be completely duty and tax free?

June 4, 2020
USMCA | Everything You Need To Know About NAFTA 2.0 - Part 2
Misty Gibbins

Can I make a USMCA claim without a declaration? Who can complete the USMCA declaration? What if I am not the producer of the goods?

June 4, 2020
USMCA | Everything You Need To Know About NAFTA 2.0 - Part 1
Misty Gibbins

It is one agreement but each country has rules that are specific to their country. An example would be value thresholds for De Minimis shipments,...

June 4, 2020