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The Southern border advantage


The U.S.-Mexico border presents a unique set of challenges for companies used to moving good across the U.S.-Canada border. In fact, it can have an entirely different process from all your other imports and exports – and processes and requirements can change drastically from port to port. Are you and your team up to speed… Read more »

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Ten things you need to know


The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is one of the most significant pieces of trade legislation in recent history. A free trade pact between the U.S., Canada, Mexico and nine other countries, it could open up significant opportunities for importers and exporters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Overall, TPP is focused six key areas: Reducing… Read more »

Navigating today’s global supply chain challenges

Today’s businesses are faced with increasing competition on a global scale. Without a strong supply chain operation to keep goods moving and cash flowing, businesses risk falling behind. But as businesses evolve, grow and expand to new markets, supply chain management becomes an even greater challenge. Sourcing more goods from new markets and ensuring consistent,… Read more »

Paperless billing: Three options for Livingston clients

Explore your greener side with paperless billing As part of our ongoing efforts to deliver flexible solutions, promote sustainability, and reduce our environmental footprint, Livingston has introduced a series of paperless billing options for clients. By choosing a paperless billing option, clients will receive invoices more quickly and can more effectively streamline their processes, while… Read more »

Trans-Pacific Partnership: A trade agreement for the 21st century


The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement is expected to bring a number of economic benefits to importers and exporters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.

Keep your business running smoothly: Prepare for the unexpected


Do you have a disaster recovery/business continuity plan in place? Does your customs broker?

Maximize your duty savings by taking advantage of First Sale and classification


Are you taking advantage of the First Sale Rule and accurately classifying your imports?

Five questions every Canadian food importer/exporter should ask


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) Safe Food for Canadians Act is currently scheduled to come into effect on January 1, 2015, and will have a significant impact on importers and exporters.

ISA case study: The Container Store

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The Container Store was looking to get Importer Self Assessment (ISA)-certified, but ran into a roadblock from CBP. Learn how Livingston helped the retailer achieve ISA status.

Understanding Electronic Export Information filing


Are you exporting goods out of the United States? Remember, anything you ship outside of the U.S. is considered an export – and as such, has certain requirements and responsibilities that go along with it. One of those requirements is filing export information. Filing your export information electronically If the goods you’re exporting are valued… Read more »