The latest news and features revolving around evolving customs regulations, global trade, and the services that help global shippers expedite freight through the global supply chain

U.S. exporters still face uphill battle

Posted 11/12 · 07:29 AM · LM Editorial
There has been some encouraging news of late about California’s exports, but the outlook for the rest of the nation is “mixed” going into this winter

California outpaces nation in exports

Posted 11/11 · 05:22 AM · LM Editorial
While unemployment remained high and foreclosures were on the rise, California’s exporters turned in another strong performance in September.
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Resisting Trade Sanctions

Posted 11/11 · 04:44 AM · LM Editorial
The U.S. and China could agree on specific, mutually reinforcing steps to boost growth
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Sustainable procurement practices good for business and society

Posted 11/10 · 12:53 PM · SCMR Editorial
Company sustainability ratings are proliferating as the environmental, social, and governance agenda steadily migrates from the margins to the mainstream of capital, procurement, and consumer markets

Improving reverse logistics strategy

Posted 11/10 · 11:55 AM · LM Editorial
Getting to know your customers is key to keeping the retail supply chain tight, say industry experts. That entails tactical and strategic reverse logistics planning designed for long-term relationships and sustainable revenue generation.

The Nature of Energy as a Purchased Item - Part Two

Posted 11/10 · 05:45 AM · SCMR Editorial
In our last posting, we began outlining some of the aspects that make energy unique among purchased items and why a “one set and forget” or “one size fits all” purchasing procedure does not apply.

Enhancing trade by cutting red tape

Posted 11/10 · 05:38 AM · LM Editorial
On the eve of the G-20 Summit in Seoul this week, the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank have noted that small- to medium-sized U.S. shippers may have an easier time of “going global” in the future.
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New law in Puerto Rico may discourage U.S. investment

Posted 11/09 · 04:14 PM · LM Editorial
Law 154, which imposes a discriminatory tax on multinational companies operating in Puerto Rico, may pose serious consequences for shippers, said The National Association of Manufacturers

Closing the supply chain loop remains a priority for multinationals

Posted 11/09 · 09:59 AM · SCMR Editorial
How can a company reduce impacts along the product life cycle, and what value chain strategies can be implemented to make this happen? This vexing question and several others were addressed by a panel convened for the BSR conference in New York last week.

Seaports and ocean carriers pursue sustainable goals

Posted 11/09 · 06:11 AM · SCMR Editorial
“Beyond the Factory Gates: Extending Sustainability into the Logistics and Transportation Sector,” proved to be one of the more compelling panel discussions at last week’s BSR conference in New York.

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