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How Do Freight Forwarding Companies Work?

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The process of shipping products requires a lot of paperwork to fill out, regulations to understand and abide by, and processes to have laid out to ensure smooth delivery and transit. All of these things can be daunting for people new to international trade and shipping.  Luckily, it’s possible to ship goods internationally without having to deal with the stress …

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5 Things You Need to Know About Freight Forwarding

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Freight forwarding is one of the best and most popular methods of transporting goods internationally for both business and personal use. Freight forwarding companies (like Cargo Partners International Inc.) help coordinate the shipment of goods from one destination to another.  A freight forwarding company will use a whole range of carriers, that include air freight, ocean freight, and ground freight …

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How to Import Goods Into Canada

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Importing goods into Canada can be a difficult process. It is important to know the process behind importing goods, and how you can start your own import business. This guide will cover every step in the process on how to import goods into Canada. Register a Business Number If you don’t already have a registered business, you’ll need to start …

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Why Freight Forwarders are Crucial to the Supply Chain

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International freight forwarders make sure that shippers don’t have to deal with the overwhelming burdens that come with the logistics of supply chain management. Freight forwarders play a crucial role in global supply chains and are indispensable for shippers around the globe.  Freight forwarding requires a lot of expertise, strategic insight, and hard work. Here’s why you need a professional …

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International Shipping Terms You Should Know

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When it comes to international shipping, it is important to understand the different responsibilities and obligations between parties. In any international shipping contract, the two parties involved – the buyer and seller – each have separate payment obligations, based on the kind of delivery taking place. You should always know what you are responsible for organizing and paying for. And, …

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Indirect Exporting

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Indirect exporting is the process of selling products to an intermediary, who will then sell your products directly to customers or importing wholesalers. When looking for an intermediary to help you with indirect exporting, the easiest way is to find one in your own country. Some of the advantages of selling your products to an intermediary are that you are …

Why Warehousing is an Important Part of Any Logistics System

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For any business that manufactures, exports, imports, or transports goods, warehousing is an important requirement in order to ensure the supply chain is strong and efficient. Warehousing gives you better control over your inventory and ensures products reach the end customer on time – saving you money and boosting your productivity, resulting in increased profits. Inventory Management for Warehousing 1 …

Small Business Guide to Freight Forwarding

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Exporting products to end customers can be a difficult and challenging process that many businesses face. In order to overcome these obstacles, businesses often hire specialists known as “freight forwarders.” What a Freight Forwarder Can Do For Your Business Freight forwarders act as intermediaries between transporters responsible for getting products to customers overseas, and the companies that hire them. Some …

USMCA Certification will be replacing NAFTA

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On July 1, 2020, a new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada will be in effect. The USMCA will provide 16 years of stability for businesses in North America which will create a more balanced environment for trade, and will grow the North American economy. Due to Trade agreement changes, shipping documents and commercial paperwork have to …