Archive for customs compliance

Cross-Border E-Commerce: Growing Fast, But Still a Messy Reality

“More than a quarter of all revenue for sellers on Amazon globally was from cross-border transactions in 2017, up more than 50 percent from the year prior, Amazon Vice President Eric Broussard said in an interview,” as reported by Jeffrey Dastin in a recent article in Reuters. “That amounts to between $50 billion and $75 billion for […]

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Trade Compliance: Still Think It’s Just Paperwork?

Still think trade compliance is just paperwork? Still managing it with Excel spreadsheets? An article in the Wall Street Journal last week by Henry Cutter (Whistleblower Lawyers See a Growth Area: Customs Fraud) is another reminder of why trade compliance is not just paperwork or a low-priority cost center hidden in the basement of your […]

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Five Common Customs Pitfalls — and How to Avoid Them

Technology has come a long way in digitizing customs procedures, however, in today’s global trade environment, risks still remain if electronic declarations aren’t filled out completely, accurately, and plausibly. Any of these pitfalls can increase costs and hamper productivity—and simply, interrupt the flow of goods. The good news is that best-of-breed, multi-country customs management software, […]

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The Growing Complexities and Requirements of Customs Management

We talk a lot about globalization in supply chain management, but when you peel back the onion on it, you realize how enormously complex and risky it is to move goods across borders — and if you don’t have the right people, processes, and technologies to effectively manage the process, your ability to move goods […]

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Important Updates on Cargo Security and Customs Compliance

A typical cross-border shipment requires compliance with more than 600 laws and trade regulations, with new ones introduced every year. Failure to comply results in delayed shipments, fines, and in some cases, loss of export licenses and jail time. In this episode, Kevin Gavin, VP of Supply Chain Compliance at Descartes, provides an update on […]

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