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US postpones tariff rate increase scheduled for October 15

On Friday, October 11, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the postponement of a scheduled tariff rate increase on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods. This announcement comes amidst trade talks between the U.S. and China taking place in Washington, D.C. The scheduled tariff rate increase was set to take effect on Tuesday, October 15, and […]

Incoterms 2020 Update

It’s that time of the “decade” again – the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has finalized its latest revisions to the Incoterm rulings that will officially be implemented in January 2020. So, what are the changes? Trans-Border has meticulously gone through every single sentence and page with a magnifying glass to understand the reasoning and […]

HS Codes on US Export Invoices: Are They Necessary?

One of the most frequent questions we receive is whether tariff codes (aka HS codes) should be listed on the U.S. exporters invoice (for goods shipped from the U.S.). While there is no hard rule or regulation from a U.S. perspective that states it should or should not be done there are certain considerations that […]

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Stormy Lesperance: Customs House Brokerage Manager

Maneuvering through the wickets of U.S. customs can often feel like a hurricane, one that Trans-Border’s Customs House Brokerage department has weathered many times. From changing tariffs to document reviews and rules of origin, our Brokerage department works tirelessly to clear our client’s cargo through customs. At the helm of that ship, steering our team […]

Welcome to Trans-Border, Sean O’Neil

Let’s all please extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our agent pricing team – Sean O’Neil. Sean studied supply chain through his undergraduate education, and this will be his first adventure into freight forwarding! Sean comes to Trans-Border with degrees in marketing and business administration, both from SUNY Plattsburgh, and recently served […]

Employee of the Quarter – Maisey Loucks

Each quarter, Trans-Border recognizes an employee for outstanding work. The winner receives a $500 monetary bonus and the coveted parking spot right outside the front door of our headquarters. The Employee of the Quarter award goes to Maisey Loucks! Maisey was recognized for her professionalism, ambition, and diligence. Maisey was introduced to supply chain and […]