UPS Acquires Sandler & Travis Arm to Bolster Customs and Trade Advisory

In a move United Parcel Service said positions it as a “the global customs broker of choice,” UPS acquired Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, the world’s largest independent provider of global trade management services.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Where It Came From, Where It’s Going

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a wide-ranging free trade agreement being negotiated by a dozen Pacific Rim countries that could be finalized later this year. It offers the prospect of improving access to key markets and lowering costs for both importers and exporters. This article examines the history of the TPP, the current status of the negotiations and the outlook for its implementation.

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Court Says Imports Need More Stringent Origin Marking

Country of origin markings have often been disputed over technical accuracy and now the Court of International Trade says certain imported goods will have to comply with a more stringent country of origin marking requirement as labels with a geographic reference were not trademarked at the time of importation.

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