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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

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…

Jul 28, 2022


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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Labor Negotiations at US West Coast Ports: What Can We Anticipate?

May 05, 2022
All eyes and attention are on the renewal status of this year’s master labor contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) set to expire on July 1, 2022. The significance of the expiry and renegotiation of this agreement cannot be overstated as it covers operations at all US West Coast ports from Puget Sound to San Diego, including North America’s busiest terminals in the Los Angeles/Long Beach complex
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