Industry News

Healing the Supply Chain – We are ALL in the Same Boat!

We realize that persistent port and rail ramp congestion, container chassis shortages, and excessive detention and demurrage fees from carriers, as well as upheaval among air cargo service providers, are causing significant harm to your import and export supply chains. U.S. customs brokers, freight forwarders, and non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) of all sizes are facing […]

Note about a new Aluminum licensing requirement – similar to steel

On December 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) published a final rule in the Federal Register (See adopting the Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis (AIM) system regulations and establishing an AIM website.  As a result, licenses will be required for imports of covered aluminum products starting January 25, 2021 at 12:00 AM EST. For the list of […]

USTR Extends Exclusions on Certain COVID-19 Medical Products

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) extended Section 301 product exclusions on certain medical products. In March 2020, the USTR requested public comment on possible modifications to remove Section 301 duties from medical-care products to address the COVID-19 outbreak. This notice announces the determinations from those comments, including extending exclusions and removing […]

Global Holiday List 2021

United States Friday, January 1 — New Year’s Day Monday, January 18 — Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, February 15 — Washington’s Birthday Monday, May 31 — Memorial Day Monday, July 5 — Independence Day Monday, September 6 — Labor Day Monday, October 11 — Columbus Day Thursday, November 11 — Veterans Day […]

Company News

Welcome to Trans-Border, Marc Godard!

Please extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our sales team – Marc Godard! Marc comes to Trans-Border with years of freight sales experience and will represent our organization throughout the greater Chicago area and U.S. Midwest. Marc, who currently resides in Chicago, did not begin his journey there. Marc is a native […]

Welcome to Trans-Border, Tyler Samborin!

Please extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our agent pricing team — Tyler Samborin! Tyler joins Trans-Border with several years of professional experience and an eagerness to learn. Tyler, a native of Clifton Park, studied criminology while attending and playing baseball at SUNY Cortland. Tyler’s first foray into the professional world began, […]

Welcome to Trans-Border, Waheed Hameed!

Please extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our import operations team — Waheed Hameed! Waheed comes to Trans-Border with a wide range of professional experience and an excitement to learn. Waheed and his family came to the U.S. from Pakistan nearly a year ago to be close to their family. He most […]

Welcome to Trans-Border, Chris Hacker!

Please extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our import operations team — Chris Hacker! Chris comes to Trans-Border with years of logistics, communications, and project management experience gained around the country. Chris, a dual citizen of the US and UK, was born outside London before his family settled in the Chicago suburbs. […]