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Optimized Shipping 101: Over The Road (OTR) Shipping Guide

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Dec 5, 2016 11:43:14 AM

Did you know? In addition to offering global logistics solutions, our team can also help you optimize your domestic, over the road shipments. Check out our guide below to learn which mode of transportation would be optimal based upon the characteristics of the cargo. 

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Topics: Domestic Transportation, Trucking

Importing 101: AD and CVD Duties Explained

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Nov 23, 2016 8:53:24 AM

When importing products into the United States, some commodities are subject to Non-Tariff Barriers, which include quotas, licenses, subsidies and additional duties. These barriers are designed to discourage demand of an imported product, protecting domestic producers from foreign competition.

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Topics: Customs Bonds, Customs Duties and Taxes, Antidumping, Countervailing

Upcoming NMFC Changes: December 2016

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Nov 1, 2016 4:14:19 PM

The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) provides commodity classifications for interstate, intrastate and foreign commerce. There are a total of 18 classes, from a low of class 50 to a high of class 500. The goal of NMFC classifications is to provide shippers with standardized pricing for shipments when working with different carriers, warehouses and brokers. Below is a list of the NMFC changes which will take effect this December.  

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Topics: NMFC

A New Approach to Marisol's Transportation & Trade Workshops

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Oct 26, 2016 2:36:57 PM

You may or may not have already heard of the Marisol Transportation & Trade Workshops. Just in case you missed it, our team of transportation and trade professionals are beginning to host workshops in various U.S. cities to educate companies and help them make informed logistics decisions. 

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Topics: Marisol Transportation & Trade Workshop

3 Items Importers Need to Know about the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Oct 19, 2016 9:52:49 AM

The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) is a bill that could provide importers with the opportunity to save on duties if cases are submitted to the USITC (U.S. International Trade Commission) and approved by Congress. The bill resulted in the USITC establishing a web portal for importers to petition to suspend or reduce duties on products that are either not produced in the United States or produced in insufficient quantities. Below are the top three items our team thinks importers should know. 

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Topics: Importing, Customs Duties and Taxes, Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

Coming Soon to Bentonvillle: Marisol Transportation & Trade Workshop

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Oct 13, 2016 12:08:06 PM

Save the Date!

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Topics: Marisol Transportation & Trade Workshop

Behind the Scenes: Marisol Transportation & Trade Workshop

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Sep 28, 2016 12:32:59 PM

On September 14, 2016, our team hosted the Marisol Transportation & Trade Workshop in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The afternoon discussion included an air and ocean market update, an in-depth analysis of the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, tips to help prepare your supply chain for the holidays, as well as the impact and benefits of ACE (Automated Commercial Environment)

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Topics: Marisol Transportation & Trade Workshop

Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy: Timeline of Events

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Sep 22, 2016 2:13:23 PM

Hanjin Shipping filed for bankruptcy on August 31, 2016 causing a gridlock of cargo around the globe. While nearly 30 vessels remain stranded at sea, there have been some positive developments over the past few days. To help you stay organized and updated on the developments, we created a timeline of major events. Here's what has happened thus far: 

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Topics: Hanjin Shipping

Save the Date: Marisol Transportation & Trade Workshop (9/14/16)

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Aug 29, 2016 3:44:51 PM

If you haven't already signed up to join our team at the Marisol Transportation & Trade Workshop, you still have time. To reserve your spot, email [email protected].

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Topics: Marisol Transportation & Trade Workshop

New Destination Control Statement (DCS) Requirements: How to Maintain Export Compliance

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Aug 26, 2016 2:26:26 PM

final rule was recently published in the Federal Register, impacting all ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and all BIS (Bureau of Industry and Security) controlled exports. Effective November 15, 2016, all ITAR or BIS controlled exports will be required to list a revised Destination Control Statement (DCS) on the commercial invoice. 

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Topics: Compliance, Exporting

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