The chairman of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee unveiled legislation recently to strengthen place new conditions on section 321. As we have recently commented on, updates to e-commerce imports to the USA are becoming more and more likely. Read More

Being a new year, we thought it a good time to review the shifting paradigms we are expecting in 2022.All are ongoing trends and worthy of mention. Growth in the global economy will continue and inventory levels at the start of this year are still relatively low.Pandemic predicting is a bit of a crap shoot but the effects of omicron variant will be felt at least until Q2.

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Chargeable weight: Actual Weight versus Volume Weight explained

Perhaps one of the biggest questions we get from new shippers concerns the calculation of volume weight. Even experienced shippers are sometimes surprised to find they are charged for a higher weight than what the shipment actually weighed.

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The USA incredible $800 low value / duty free threshold is increasingly being viewed as a significant trade loophole that circumvent customs rules and duties. While supporters point out how the $800 de minimus rules have benefitted consumers, others simply see them as a way around tariffs, sanctions, and port fees.

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The Office of Inspector General report shows the U.S. Postal Service racing to put significant resources towards what will certainly be another record for parcel delivery. While the actions show significant progress, the is an acknowledgement that the the resources may not be in place to handle the deluge of packages.

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The United Kingdom is a the leading market for Canadian companies. Trade to the UK has been facilitated further by the UK -Canada Trade Continuity Act but we find shippers are often surprised to learn that free trade to the UK often does eliminate import fees. Most goods shipped to the UK are subject to duty, value added tax and related import fees.

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Amazon is ..well.. Amazon. And their FBA service is in demand from the UK. In fact, too much demand. Amazon has reached inventory limits and delayed fulfillment centre receiving times. Shippers in the USA and Canada are exploring shipping individual online orders direct from Canada and the USA to UK (and European) consumers.

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New York and Canada share a strong economic connection via a shared land border and USMCA/ CUSMA free trade. Many New York based companies send shipments of aerospace products, machine parts and agricultural products to Canada.

Jet Worldwide helps New York companies connect with Quebec, Ontario and across Canada with best in class logistics support.

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Traditional trade patterns and processes have been disrupted by electronic commerce technologies that are both boundless and borderless. The traditional role of logistics of serving the aggregators (i.e. bulk wholesale transactions) is being supplanted by zillions of individual orders being made globally.

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Japan post has temporarily suspended mail service to Canada because of the significantly reduced transportation performance caused by the reduction of flights from to Canada and other volume related issues. Jet Worldwide has been developing alternative solutions for shipping to Canada from Japan.

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