Spring 2014

Our newsletter will now be published quarterly –
offering you more in depth articles on trade-related items.

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Memphis consolidation

“Those of you that were fortunate to attend the Las Vegas GOAL meetings in February received a presentation of our new China to Memphis consolidation program presented by Scott Ogden, President of Cargo Link International located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For those of you who were not among the fortunate attendees we would just like to take this opportunity to make you aware that Cargo Link International is the global logistics provider for Wilson Trucking Corporation headquartered in Fishersville, Virginia. Wilson Trucking is a less than truckload carrier covering the southeast portion of the U.S. The Wilson Memphis terminal has been approved by U.S. Customs as a Container Freight Station and may now begin to receive in bond consolidated containers.  more...

SHIPPING / TRANSPORTATION

China Container Port Growth Concentrated in North

JOC | Mike King, Special Correspondent | Dec 22, 2013

Container ports in northern China are continuing to see far stronger growth than those further south as the economy moves away from its reliance on export-led expansion. more...


Another Alliance of Major Shipping Lines Gets More FMC Scrutiny
Friday, January 17, 2014  Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

IMPORT / EXPORT

EXPORT FAQ - U.S. Free Trade Agreements

Why should you care about free trade agreements (FTAs)?

If you are looking to export your product or service, the United States may have negotiated favorable treatment through an FTA to make it easier and cheaper for you. Accessing FTA benefits for your product may require more record-keeping, but can also give your product a competitive advantage versus products from other countries. more...

Spotlight on Import Regulation: Choosing Between Post-Entry Amendments, Prior Disclosures and Protests

CBP / SECURITY

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Single Transaction Bonds (STB) Centralization Progress Update

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), completed an audit and published a report on Efficacy of CBP's Bonding Process in June 2011. The report indicated that lack of adequate controls over the Single Transaction Bond (STB) process results in potential revenue loss from fraud, waste, or mismanagement.  CBP agreed with OIG's recommendations to improve the ability of CBP's bonding process, including appointing a centralized office with the responsibility for developing and implementing STB policy, reporting on activities, and monitoring results. more...

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