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Understanding Freight Rates & What Causes Them To Increase

Understanding Freight Rates & What Causes Them To Increase

Freight rates have a tendency to fall and rise based on a variety of factors, ranging from cargo size and weight to supply and demand of shipping capacity. It’s important to have an understanding of freight rates and the factors at play in determining them in order to...

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Why Purchase A Customs Bond?

Why Purchase A Customs Bond?

The U.S. has more than 300 land, air, and sea ports of entry, all of which are under jurisdiction of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP). The CBP is responsible for screening all entrants to the USA, including imported cargo.As an importer or a...

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What You Need to Know About the False Claims Act

What You Need to Know About the False Claims Act

Recently, transportation and shipping firms have faced an increased number of lawsuits under the False Claims Act. This law allows the government to seek repayment and punitive fees for any fraudulently filed claims. Most upstanding businesses assume their company is...

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Forecast: What to Expect in Trade for the Rest of 2021

Forecast: What to Expect in Trade for the Rest of 2021

The spread of COVID-19 created volatile and unpredictable economic conditions that started in March 2020, particularly in global trade. The short-term impact of the pandemic has been staggering, with nearly unprecedented disruptions, delays, and declines. Now,...

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Why ACB Attends Coverings

Why ACB Attends Coverings

After months of anticipation, the Coverings Trade Show is coming up on July 7-9, 2021. Coverings: The Global Tile & Stone Experience is an annual event that brings together thousands of professionals in the stone and tile industry, including fabricators and...

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A Guide to HS Classification Codes

A Guide to HS Classification Codes

With global trade being more prominent than ever, it is critical that countries rely on a universal system that classifies goods and expedites their processes through customs. This set of guidelines is known as the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System...

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