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How-to guide 10 Questions to ask before you export from the U.S.

Getting your export documentation right is crucial to avoiding lengthy wait times, hefty fines, or having your shipment denied at the border. Establishing and maintaining effective and accurate export documentation processes can be a challenge, but there are steps you... Read more >

How-to guide Definitions of common U.S. shipping acronyms

When you talk shipping and international trade, all of the jargon and acronyms can make it sound like another language. Yet as a successful business it's important to understand the terminology behind the movement of goods across the border -... Read more >

How-to guide Common Canadian shipping acronyms

Ever wondered just what the "AMPS" in "AMPS penalty" stands for? Or just what the DFAIT is? Customs and trade, like most industries, relies on a fair amount of jargon and acronyms. Livingston is here to help. Our experts have... Read more >

How-to guide Ensure smoother customs clearance as an NRI

As an NRI, it’s critical to have the right documentation in place to keep your customs clearance process smooth and easy. To help you keep track of your requirements and responsibilities, we’ve prepared an overview of the documentation you need... Read more >

How-to guide Creating sales opportunities as an NRI

Are you considering expanding your business into Canada? Canada’s Non-Resident Importer (NRI) program is a great way to reach more clients and get a step ahead of your competition. Becoming an NRI means you can ship your goods to Canada... Read more >

Infographic Incoterms® 2020 – Transport obligations costs and risks

International transportation is a complex business, and Incoterms® – the universal rules that govern international trade – are no exception. The latest iteration, Incoterms 2020, contains 11 rules for standardized global trade, defining the most important responsibilities of buyers and... Read more >

How-to guide A Practical Guide to Incoterms® 2020

A practical guide to Incoterms® 2020 International sales contracts can be daunting, but if there’s one lesson to keep in mind, it’s to pay as much attention to the terms of sale as to the sale price itself. That’s where... Read more >

Best practices NAFTA Basics: Your questions answered

Applying for North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) tariff treatments has its challenges, but the benefits far outweigh the downsides. In our guide, “NAFTA basics: Your questions answered,” we look at reasons why you should apply for NAFTA tariff treatment;... Read more >


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