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Top 5 Challenges for Exporters – 2023

With regards to US supply chain disruption, most expect 2023 to present a significant improvement over 2022. However, despite declining import rates, volumes, and port congestion, challenges remain for US exporters.

Mar 09, 2023

Top Recommended Documents Importers Should Always Keep for Customs

While US Customs regulations require customs brokers like Laufer to meet significant documentation requirements, U.S. Importers face their own specific regulations, and have substantial record keeping obligations. If an importer did not keep or cannot locate the information Customs or a Partner Government Agency (PGA) is asking for, it could…

Nov 10, 2022

Airfreight Charters – What to Know When Your Cargo’s Got to Go

Unless you or your company has arranged a cargo aircraft charter in the past, it is likely that you may be unfamiliar with some of the benefits and risks of arranging a charter for your cargo, or even what a cargo aircraft charter even is. This post will provide a…

Oct 18, 2022


Understanding US Customs Notifications, Actions and Exams

Jul 28, 2022
Perhaps some of the least popular Customs topics, and ones that have the potential to be the most painful, are Customs’ notifications and exams. This blog post will provide a brief overview of the several types of CBP notifications, holds, and exams that an importer might receive on inbound shipments to the United States, what an importer should do if a notification is received, and some best practices on how to deal with each of these situations.
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4 Top Challenges for Ocean Exporters in 2022

Jun 14, 2022
With supply chains facing continued disruption from China’s zero-COVID policy, the war in Ukraine, and ongoing delays on most trade routes, 2022 remains a trying year for exporters. This post covers the top 4 issues Laufer is seeing with its export customers.
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Is Your Cargo Adequately Insured Against Loss?

May 19, 2022
The worst time to realize you need insurance is after a loss event. If you typically don’t insure your cargo, now is a good time to reevaluate that option to make sure you are adequately covered in the event of a loss. Marine cargo insurance is comparatively affordable and protects you from catastrophic damages, so it offers a great deal of protection and peace of mind for a relatively minimal cost. It can also mean the difference between a quick claim settlement or months of waiting and back-and-forth to recover any value from your goods.
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