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Food Importers: U.S. Among Top 10 Safety Violators

???????????????????When food is exported from one country to another, it is monitored by Food Sentry, a team of food analysts who strive to protect American consumers from pathogen-compromised foods. Unfortunately, for 2013, the U.S. was one of the top 10 countries with the […]

By |November 2nd, 2014|Expert Importing & Exporting Advice|Comments Off

Buying Bad Information Can Lead to Receiving Bad Imports

???????????????????How can an American importer be compensated for defective products imported from a China supplier? The outlook isn’t good if that supplier wasn’t qualified by anything more than a search engine ranking, such as those that can […]

By |October 19th, 2014|Expert Importing & Exporting Advice|Comments Off

Do Your Homework Before You Send Money Overseas

Depositphotos_2020630_xs“I bought a container-load of product from an Alibaba source. The Alibaba company quoted a price that was ‘delivered’ to my warehouse. When the container arrived in the States, I received a call from a customs company (or someone) who told me that I have […]

By |October 12th, 2014|Expert Importing & Exporting Advice|Comments Off

The Danger of Estimating Import Duties

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“I went online and found what I thought was the duty rate for my imported product. I didn’t see why I should use professionals for something that I could find on the Internet. When my shipment arrived at U.S. Customs I got hit with fees […]

By |October 5th, 2014|Expert Importing & Exporting Advice|Comments Off

NAFTA: 20 Years Later

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????In 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was put into force to create a trade bloc among Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. Twenty years later, NAFTA continues to divide proponents and critics. […]

By |September 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Internet Trade Barriers: Can You Enjoy International Success Online?

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????The U.S. International Trade Commission released a report regarding the trade impact of Internet-based industries. “Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economies Part 2,” released on Sept. 11, 2014, identifies the obstacles involved with cross-border digital trade.

Here’s what you need to know about the 331-page paper…


By |September 20th, 2014|Expert Importing & Exporting Advice|Comments Off

International Trade Management: In A Nutshell

Depositphotos_8330257_xsWhat’s the big deal about having an international trade manager? There’s plenty, actually. While conducting business on a global scale gives your company a chance to grow, it also adds complexity and concerns to your day-to-day operations.

And, unless you’re willing to hire or dedicate staff for the sole purpose of overseeing your trade efforts, chances are you probably need the help of an international trade manager’s help. […]

By |September 13th, 2014|Expert Importing & Exporting Advice|Comments Off

The Effect of China’s Growing Export Business on the Gulf

???????????????????????????????????????????????????For two consecutive months, China’s trade surplus has reached record highs. The surplus, $47.3 billion in July and $49.8 billion in August, is 30 percent larger than it was during the same period last year.

Whether temporary or long-term, this export growth (and China’s investment in material goods) is good for the Gulf and its oil products. […]

By |September 6th, 2014|Expert Importing & Exporting Advice|Comments Off

Import Dumping Shuts Down American Businesses

?????????????????????The International Trade Commission announced that six nations – India, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam – dumped gas and oil pipe onto the U.S. market.

A U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of certain oil country tubular goods from [these countries],” the ITC said. […]

By |August 23rd, 2014|Expert Importing & Exporting Advice|Comments Off

International Food Trade Provides Healthy Food Options


Depositphotos_54758113_xsAs patriots, it’s honorable to choose your nation’s goods over those from another country, but sometimes it’s simply not an option. Food campaigners in the U.K. discovered this very thing when they complained about the grocery stores’ lack of home-grown apples. […]

By |August 17th, 2014|Expert Importing & Exporting Advice|Comments Off