With Canada’s new Single Window Initiative, clearing customs might get easier. But first, be prepared to provide import data a lot sooner … and a lot more of it! Single Window Initiative, or SWI, is a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) program designed to standardize, modernize and streamline importing goods into Canada. This ambitious new […]
In logistics, nothing moves unless you have the right license for it. As your supply chain expands, so does the complexity of licenses needed to import and export goods. It can be challenging to track countless licenses and to ensure that none are expired and all are within compliance. Failure to comply with proper licenses […]
DB Schenker’s Dangerous Goods Declarations and Packaging offers users an online documentation preparation system with built in regulatory logic to provide solutions for creating compliant shipping paperwork. This operating system provides users with paperwork options that are currently compliant for shipping all dangerous goods and templates on how to properly mark and package materials. There […]
Whether they’re sending roses, chrysanthemums, tulips, or mixed bouquets, the millions of Americans who will shower their loved ones and sweethearts with flowers on Valentine’s Day want to know that those beautiful arrangements are free of bugs and pests. To make this goal a reality, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will literally inspect every […]
When you give someone chocolates for Valentine’s Day, you want those sweets to melt their hearts. What you don’t want is for those chocolates to melt out on the dock while U.S. Customs & Border Control and/or the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) decide whether to let them into the country or not. Valentine’s […]
Improved Technology Facilitates Better Trade Efficiencies and Compliance. The Customs Brokerage industry has evolved significantly over the past half-century. What started out as simple duty collection at the border has grown to managing trade compliance for Canadian and Non Resident Importers to the tune of $1.07 trillion CAD last year alone. With Canada’s total annual […]
The Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 renewed the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade program effective July 29, 2015 to December 31, 2017, with retroactive benefits to July 31, 2013. Claims for refunds must be made by December 28, 2015. This renewal provides much anticipated relief to importers that have paid millions of dollars […]
Business is bouncing back in the UK and international trade is up. Since the road to success has its pitfalls, what is the best way to deal with delays?
The resurgence of the UK economy is being driven in no small part by the boom in international trade. But with customer expectations on the rise, even the smallest delay passing through customs at UK (air)ports can have a significant business impact. The key to success is not just tracking goods through every stage of […]
DB Schenker is the official logistics provider for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am & Parapan American Games. 250,000 pieces need transport to The Village. Equipment + Luggage + People + Goods = Games. Take a look at our video of how we approach this exciting challenge. .
It all starts with inefficient customs clearance monopoly that has cost US Shippers some $2 billion annually. Relief in sight . . . maybe. Part of our NAFTA agreement is hopefully changing. There were hidden tariffs in the agreement that were exclusively generated through the control of commercial border crossings by licensed Mexican Customs Brokers. […]