Ocean Rate Increase Announced for Asia to US/Canada

Client Alert Ocean carriers of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) and the Canada Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (CTSA) have announced a rate increase for containers sailing from Asia to the U.S. and Canada. The following amounts will be effective March 15, 2012. For Asia to U.S. ports $240 per 20ft $300 per 40ft $340 per 40ft…

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How to Find Valuable Stuff on Export.gov

Are you looking to grow your export business in 2012? Believe it or not, you can find valuable market research, trade leads, and duty calculations all on one website, export.gov. The U.S. Commercial Service has a 60-minute video tutorial on how to access every information rich resource on export.gov. Highlights include: A market research library…

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Keep on Trucking? Part I

As the new year begins to peek up over the horizon, many domestic shippers are struggling to come to terms with current trucking rates. According to industry experts, rates could go up by about 10 percent next year (Source: Journal of Commerce). So what’s going on here? What’s driving rates up and up, year after…

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Cross-Border Trucking: To Be or Not To Be

In March, we posted about a pending agreement between the Obama administration and the Mexican government to breathe new life into the cross-border trucking program that was cancelled in 2009. As of July 6, the U.S. and Mexican governments officially signed off on the agreement, establishing a new pilot program for authorized Mexican truckers to…

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