The Importance of Managing Customs Data Elements Upstream

Churchillian Thoughts on European Customs Valuation

Like salmon swimming up the river to find a place to spawn, it benefits importers to look at the flow of shipments, ultimately to move upstream to gather relevant data. If you wait until the last minute to get something done, it can feel like a tidal wave of activity coming at you. You may ultimately see delays in the customs clearance of your shipment, for example.  Even if you manage to hustle to pull everything together in a frenzied rush, is that the best mode to conduct an organized work process? 

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New Tradewin India Practice in Delhi


We are pleased to announce the expansion of our Tradewin India practice to include Delhi, where many clients have expressed a need for our practical Customs & Trade consulting services. 

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Topics: India

Free Trade Agreements Post-Brexit

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March and April were stressful for EU-based Trade Compliance professionals. The threat of a looming no-deal Brexit caused many of us to spend countless hours watching the news, waiting for concrete feedback on the future state of the UK-EU trading relationship. 

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Tariffs Are Coming... 3 Things to Know Today

Trade Changes

After what seemed like a relatively calm few weeks in International Trade (relatively speaking), the winds have suddenly picked up, catching many off guard this morning and wondering if we were simply in the eye of the storm all this time. So, what happened? 

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Spotlight on Southeast Asia

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As I sat along the streets of Hanoi one winter morning in January, observing the patrons at surrounding tables over a bowl of phở, I couldn’t help but notice a familiar sight. From the fragrant yellow teas in Vietnam to the thick sweet milk varieties of Bangkok and Jakarta, same same – to borrow a popular Thai catchphrase, communal tea drinking seems to be the common thread binding 600 million inhabitants who call Southeast Asia (“SEA”) home.

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Topics: Asia