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Embracing the South American Ecommerce Marketplace

Ecommerce is on the rise in South America. Double-digit growth is expected for 2019 with sales of $71.34 billion (USD), tying it with the Middle East and Africa as the world’s second-fastest-growing retail ecommerce market.  That’s great news for shippers looking to expand their online retail presence in South America. H2 A diamond in the rough Online retailers in South America have been … Read More

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New Foreign Investment Restriction Regulations Cement CFIUS Reform

One of the emerging focal points of the U.S.-China trade war involves the implementation of updated foreign investment restrictions in… Read More

U.S. Issues Second Round of Chemical Weapons Sanctions Against Russia

On August 2, 2019, the Trump Administration imposed a second round of sanctions on Russia in response to Russia’s 2018… Read More

Features

USMCA
According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has pushed for more ease of free trade among the three nations for years, about $1.7 billion worth of goods and services flow between the U.S. and Mexico borders every day.
Matt Coker 11:44 AM  10/10/2019

THESE COMPANIES KEEP CROSS-BORDER CARGO MOVING, EVEN WITH USMCA UP IN THE AIR

Our trilateral trade bloc is in a sort of limbo, stuck between the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that went into effect on Jan. 1, 1994, and the floundering United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), which the countries’ leaders signed on Nov. 30, 2018, but has only been ratified in Mexico. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has pushed for more ease of free trade among the three nations for years, about $1.7 billion worth of goods and … Read More

global
Global supply chains are becoming longer and more fragmented, presenting significant new issues for logistics professionals.
C.H. Robinson 8:50 AM  10/10/2019

GLOBAL FORWARDING: BIGGEST, FASTEST SAVINGS FOR GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

Increasingly complex omnichannel business models are resulting in correspondingly complicated global supply chains. Maximizing efficiencies for time and cost in moving freight around the world is mission critical. This paper takes a high-level look at three opportunities for optimization: cargo consolidation, cargo risk management, and customs management. The multichannel retail business model, along with increasing levels of global sourcing, have created staggering opportunities for importers and exporters around the world, whether huge multinationals or small companies shipping globally for the first time. Global supply chains are becoming … Read More

Vietnam
Rather than attempt to stunt Vietnam’s trade surplus through tariffs or other trade actions, Washington should be establishing alliances with countries in Southeast Asia as part of its quest to ensure balanced trade and market stability.
Cora Di Pietro 9:09 AM  10/8/2019

Why Washington Shouldn’t see Vietnam as the Next China

In a recent Senate Finance Committee report, U.S. Trade Czar Robert Lighthizer opined that Vietnam must take action to curb its growing trade surplus with the U.S., including removing barriers to market access for U.S. companies. While it is true that Vietnam’s trade surplus has grown significantly in 2019, much of it is the result of the trade war between the U.S. and China that has prompted importers to source from Vietnam as an alternative to China. Rather than attempt to stunt … Read More

Global Logistics

global
Global supply chains are becoming longer and more fragmented, presenting significant new issues for logistics professionals.

Increasingly complex omnichannel business models are resulting in correspondingly complicated global supply chains. Maximizing efficiencies for time and cost in moving freight around the world is mission critical. This paper takes a high-level look at three opportunities for optimization: cargo consolidation, cargo risk management, and customs management. The multichannel retail business model, along with increasing levels of global sourcing, have created staggering opportunities for importers and … Read More

Site Selection

business
Getting talent from one side of the globe to another matters as much as ever it has – and perhaps even more so. But which cities are the most attractive for modern business?

Where do People Travel for Business?

Ed Vaizey 11:58 PM  9/17/2019

When it comes to global business, the right transportation is essential. Getting talent from one side of the globe to another matters as much as ever it has – and perhaps even more so. But which cities are the most attractive for modern business? This is a question whose answers have remained more or less the same over the last … Read More

Banking

Departments

Special Reports

Bosses might want to take notice if employees view their jobs as “the daily grind.” A disgruntled and disengaged workforce can undermine production and harm customer relations, while a happy, engaged workforce does the opposite. “If you take care of your employees, they will be better prepared and far more motivated to take care of your customers,” says Shawn Burcham (www.shawnburcham.com), founder … Read More

Education

Qatar Trade Summit
All aspects of the shipping industry, port development, air cargo, supply chain and logistics and trade and investments will be discussed at this summit.
Nispana Innovative Platforms Pvt Ltd. 11:37 AM  10/4/2019

Qatar Trade Summit: Innovation and Disruption Revolutionising the Logistics Industry in Qatar.

Valuable insights into the future of Qatar’s Trade and investments sector aligned with logistics and supply chain in the region will be showcased at the exclusive Qatar Trade Summit scheduled to take place from 25th to 27th November 2019 in Doha, Qatar, The summit is Qatar’s only event focusing on the nation’s economic diversification plans and progress with strategic plans on becoming the regions logistics hub.  The summit will strive to examine the nation’s potential on becoming the region’s economic powerhouse … Read More

mba programs
Singapore’s INSEAD MBA program aims to mint thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organizations and their communities.
Matt Coker 12:51 PM  10/3/2019

QS RANKS THE TOP 10 GLOBAL MBA PROGRAMS

QS is a mid-size company with 250 multi-cultural employees. With offices in London, Paris, Bucharest, Stuttgart, Mumbai and Singapore, QS boasts of a staff that speaks 26 different languages—and that’s just in the marketing department. Such diversity is required when your company’s mission is to link high achievers from the graduate, MBA and executive communities around the world with employers, leading business schools and postgraduate departments at universities. QS organizes the largest business education events in the world (the QS World MBA … Read More

Intermodal Expo
Whether you're interested in learning about the latest and greatest in intermodal solutions or seeking the expertise from an industry expert on strategic planning, IANA's Intermodal Expo undoubtedly provides a clear view of where the industry stands while navigating the current landscape.
GT Staff 11:59 PM  9/17/2019

Intermodal Expo Brings the Best in Business and Expertise

September 15 marked the first day of this year’s IANA Intermodal Expo in Long Beach, California. This is no ordinary expo, however. While more than 125 exhibitors and 60 plus intermodal experts in attendance, this conference covers all bases for three days each year, leaving no unfinished business. It’s no wonder why some are referring to the paramount event as “all-encompassing” while addressing all tiers of business. Whether you’re interested in learning about the latest and greatest in intermodal solutions or … Read More

Software

chip
Pressure is on to “win” in the global chip race, which is why efforts to protect innovations in chipmaking are front and center in the current trade war.

THIS TINY CHIP IS PLAYING A BIG ROLE IN THE TRADE WAR

Andrea Durkin 11:55 PM  9/9/2019