US businesses that actively source raw materials, components, or finished goods from other countries must understand—and adhere to—the trade regulations for every country involved in their supply chain. Failure to do so can lead to fines and severe penalties.
When companies don’t comply with trade regulations, they face fines, penalties, and potentially late delivery of their goods.
An FDA ruling put in place in 2017 seeks to ensure that all countries meet minimum food safety requirements to prevent foodborne illness.
No importer wants to leave their product sitting in a port longer than they have to, especially when doing so can rack up thousands of dollars in demurrage and detention fees.
Any information that affects your freight is information that you should know. Are you aware of the proposed changes to Incoterms 2020?