Tag: exports

The international trade community often faces new challenges due to changes to various national and international regulations and laws, and the Mexican customs landscape is no different. Recent adjustments to the Official Mexican Standards (i.e. NOMs) have created implications for cross-border trade; additionally, ICC’s Incoterms rules, the world’s essential terms of trade for the sale of…

By: Linda Bravo, Corporate Customs Broker, Transplace and Sergio Flores, Safety and Security Coordinator, Transplace In today’s ever-chaining business environment, organizations are faced with ongoing security challenges. It’s crucial for shippers to understand any potential risks to their supply chains and establish security plans—and one significant way to proactively protect their operations is by becoming a…

By: Mollie Bailey, Director, International, Transplace Fuel surcharges have been a topic of conversation and negotiation for carriers and shippers alike for many years. Fuel is a huge percentage of a carrier’s overall cost for operating their business, and carriers have historically utilized various fuel surcharges, from “emergency” to “interim,” in order to pass along…

By: Mollie Bailey, Director, International, Transplace As headlines surrounding new tariffs may have shippers concerned about their potential impact, it’s important to keep ahead of the headlines. The industry is already well into the traditional peak season import period (which is July through November annually), and importers are ramping up for the upcoming holidays. However,…

By: Mollie Bailey, Director, International, Transplace International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Carrier Consolidation, Heavy Holiday Season…