Posts from Tim Byrnes

Posted by Tim Byrnes on Tue, May 14, 2019

The Mexican e-commerce landscape of +90 millions users continues to grow as more users come online and creative payment and delivery methods are being implemented. The power of e-commerce parcel buying is coming to the Mexican market stronger than ever. The challenge in Mexico is efficient parcel clearance capabilities and the fact that over 60 percent of Mexico’s population is “un banked” / are not able to pay via credit card.

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Posted by Tim Byrnes on Mon, Apr 29, 2019

 

Canada and Uruguay share a strong relationship with over $160 USD million in trade per year. Canada's main exports to Uruguay are machinery and parts and agricultural products. Uruguay exports to Canada include meat products, citrus and other fruits, and seafood. Some large Canadian multinational corporations operate in Uruguay. With the launch of discussions toward a potential new trade agreement between the Mercosur trade bloc and Canada, trade between Canada and Uruguay will continue to grow.

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Posted by Tim Byrnes on Mon, Apr 29, 2019

Amazon took the next step to disrupt parcel logistics and is now beta testing a platform that allows shippers to access their domestic trucking network. The launch is currently limited to full (53 foot/ dry van) truckloads in northeastern states but the expansion is consistent with their ambitions to offset their offer third party logistics.

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Posted by Tim Byrnes on Thu, Apr 25, 2019

Georgia and Canada  share a strong economic connection with shipments to Canada representing over 15% of Georgia's GDP!     Atlanta is the commercial heart of the American Southeast and Savannah is a growing port for ocean goods.   Approval of the New NAFTA (USMCA)  will ensure continued duty free access between Canada and Georgia.   

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Posted by Tim Byrnes on Wed, Apr 10, 2019

 

The biggest trade issue of today- especially for cross border e-commerce - is currently in the hands of postal negotiators in the UPU. The battle lines are being drawn as the UPU’s largest member, the USPS, a wholesale change in how much post offices charge each other for imported parcels.  

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Posted by Tim Byrnes on Tue, Apr 2, 2019

As cross border trade has been the subject of geopolitical headlines, American’s northern neighbour, Canada, is  increasingly recognized for the opportunity it represents.   US merchants are coming to realize that the greatest opportunities are right next door.  American businesses are increasingly looking to export and, when they do, Canada is the best place to start.

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Posted by Tim Byrnes on Sat, Mar 30, 2019

Montreal is a leading international city that depends on low cost international shipping to connect to the US and around the world.    Many Montreal based companies are connecting to suppliers and cusstomers  to China, Mexico, Germany, France and around the globe.

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Posted by Tim Byrnes on Fri, Mar 29, 2019

 

The UK's traditional role as a logistics gateway to the EU for American and Canadian parcels has been all but vanished by Brexit. For most parcel logistics firms, Brexit is already a reality that needs to dealt with, regardless of future deadlines and headlines.

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Posted by Tim Byrnes on Tue, Mar 26, 2019

There are significant opportunities for Canadian companies in Brazil in sectors including infrastructure, education, technology, AI, oil and gas, aerospace, and automotive.. Canadian companies rely on low cost parcel shipping Brazil from Canada to connect with their Brazilian customers, suppliers and partners.    

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Posted by Tim Byrnes on Mon, Mar 18, 2019

As the capital of a country that depends on international trade, international shipments from Ottawa- Gatineau to the US and overseas are seeing incredible growth.   Along with the government sector, technology companies (led by Shopify) will contribute the most to export parcels  to the United States, Europe and around the world.   Companies based in Ottawa-Gatineau rely on low cost parcel shipping solutions for delivery to the US.

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