Archive for Global Trade

This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Will blockchain have the same fate as RFID in supply chain management? Meaning, will its hype far exceed what it will ever accomplish in the industry? My friend Matthew Harding from Chainalytics raised that question on LinkedIn this morning by posting the following chart from Google Trends (which I modified to include “RFID” and “artificial […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 10-14, 2018)

Why can’t I be you? The Cure was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yesterday, along with Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and The Zombies. The Cure is certainly worthy of induction, but as a rabid Depeche Mode fan, I can’t believe they (and Def Leppard!) got in […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 26-30, 2018)

Now that Thanksgiving is past us, the mad dash to the end of the year is on. It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the supply chain and logistics realm, with lots of news related to global trade and technology. As I write this, news is coming out of Bueno Aires that the new […]

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Navigating Tariff Changes and the Global Trade Environment [Video]

Ben Bidwell, Director of U.S. Customs at C.H. Robinson, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Can you give us a summary of the biggest global trade developments this year? What impact are these changes having on importers, exporters, and other stakeholders? Is changing product classification codes (HTS codes) a good […]

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The New NAFTA: What’s Changed? What’s the Impact?

Renegotiating the almost 25-year-old NAFTA trade agreement has been a priority of the current U.S. administration, and after a lot of back and forth negotiations between the US, Mexico, and Canada over the past year, a new agreement has been reached which is set to be signed soon. What’s changed? How will these changes impact […]

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U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Goods: Understanding the Updates

It can be a confusing time for the international shipping community due to the U.S. government’s implementation of new tariffs on Chinese goods entering America. As these rounds of regulations have unfolded over the last few months, shippers have been left trying to understand what products have been included in the first two waves of […]

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