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EUROPEAN COMMISSION: New Customs Rules Will Facilitate Trade, Information Exchange

European Commission Modernizes EU Customs Procedures

The European Commission last week adopted a legal act to create a simpler, more modern and integrated EU customs system to support cross-border trade.
The act includes simplifications of the customs procedure which allow customs decisions and authorizations to be valid across the European Union. It establishes common data requirements to facilitate the exchange of information among Member States and improvements in risk management in the fight against smuggling, terrorism, and

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How TaylorMade Drives Global Sales

Steve Virgen 3:47 PM  6/25/2015 TEEING UP AN INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY TaylorMade President John Kawaja says that the golf brand used to apply its U.S. strategy overseas. But after falling behind its competitors, the company began crafting its approach based on the unique factors of each foreign market.

When England’s Justin Rose tapped in a winning one-foot putt for par in a playoff at the Quicken Loans National, a social media wave began for TaylorMade. It was a wave that not only affected the social media aspect, but also other targets for business. Tweets fired off about the playoff, then Rose’s victory on… Read More

Cuba's New Trade Rules: What Changes for U.S. Exporters?

Vito Echevarria 12:10 PM  4/20/2015 FOOD FIGHT Paul Johnson, founder of Chicago Foods International and co-founder of U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba, is among food producers and exporters advocating for total elimination of the trade embargo against Cuba.

When the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act (TSRA) was passed in 2000 during the last days of Bill Clinton’s presidency, Washington’s lawmakers enacted it as a humanitarian gesture toward the Marxist regime of Cuba—one of the last countries to adhere to that ideology and a survivor of the Soviet Bloc’s collapse. Chicago resident… Read More

Calgary: Canada's Logistics Hub Is Great for Global Traders

Paul Scott Abbott 11:55 AM  4/20/2015 The Calgary Tower, left, opened in 1968, no longer dominates the skyline of Western Canada's most dynamic city. (Photo by Calgary Economic Development)

Matko Papić, vice president of Engineering and Product Development for Evans Consoles Inc., the world’s leading custom maker of control room console solutions, sums it up simply: “Calgary is a perfect location for everything.” While that characterization may be a tad hyperbolic, it captures the spirit of a Western Canadian city that is assertively living… Read More

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Choice Logistics Recognized for Employee Development

GT Staff 7:33 AM  7/27/2015 EMPLOYEE EDUCATION: Choice Logistics Applauded For Employee-Focused Development Programs.

Choice Logistics, a leading provider of supply-chain solutions, was named to Elearning! Magazine’s list of the top 100 learning organizations in the world for the third year in a row. The company received the 2015 Learning! 100 Award for its Learning Culture. “It is an honor to be the only logistics company nominated among such… Read More

APICS Merges with American Society of Transportation and Logistics

GT Staff 8:17 AM  7/16/2015 EXECUTIVE EDUCATION: Mergers of Organizations Combines Supply Chain With Transportation and Logistics Expertise

APICS, an organization of supply chain and operations management professionals, announced earlier this week that it has completed its merger with American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L), extending APICS’s expertise in transportation and logistics. “Integrating AST&L into APICS allows us to fortify our supply chain education and certification offering with deeper content in the… Read More

Supply-Chain Schooling

William Atkinson 1:30 PM  6/22/2015 Supply chain management executive education Michigan State University

When whip Mix Corp. was going through its “lean journey” to find waste within its operation, company president James W. Myers says the search was totally internally focused. The Louisville, Kentucky-based business, which manufactures and sells dental occlusion products and related equipment to a worldwide market, didn’t find all it was looking for. “Then, we… Read More