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Behind the Scenes: How Major Industries Utilize Customs Clearance Software

Introduction to Industry-Specific Customs Clearance Needs The major industries that make use of customs clearance software include retail, manufacturing, and logistics. All these industries have their specific customs clearance needs that only apply to those industries in addition to ones that only apply to these industries. Understanding the Unique Customs

UFLPA Region Alert and Postal Code Requirements FAQ

The United States Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) deployed the Uyghur Forced Labor Preventing Act (UFLPA) Region Alert and Postal Code Requirements on March 18th, 2023. The New validation measures in ACE were to be initially deployed in November 2022 but due to concerns raised, the deployment was postponed

Navigating Cross-Border Shipping: Common Challenges and Solutions

Introduction International trade has been a bit slow of late due to the COVID-19 hangover and the Russia-Ukraine war. It has been fraught with challenges, necessitating the need to look for a way to overcome trade hindrances posed by a variety of logistics, regulatory, and market-based aspects. With that said,

Customs Clearance and Compliance: 10 Tips to Avoid Bottlenecks

Introduction All international shipments are subject to a duty on exports and imports. Shippers and traders usually have Customs Specialists working tirelessly to ensure smooth Customs Clearance. Some shippers choose to deploy software-based solutions to ensure Customs Compliance. Regardless of the method adopted, the Customs Clearance processes at a company

Steps Taken During a Single Window Consultancy

Single Window Requirements The Single Window is an intelligent platform that makes it possible for importers, exporters and government agencies to exchange information easily and efficiently. The single window requirements can typically be classified into three stages; Pre-arrival, Arrival, and Post Arrival. Pre-Arrival Checklist Some of the documentation required and

Canada-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement Consultation

James May, Customs City Global Solutions Inc. Now that the dark cloud of uncertainty has been lifted from Canada after the signing of the new USMCA (US-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement) it’s time to now look at further diversifying Canada’s trading partners.  Canada should pursue an FTA (Free Trade Agreement) with