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Reducing Risk in Your Logistics Strategy

Every day as many as 10,000 commercial trucks cross the U.S./Canadian border via the Ambassador Bridge, which links Detroit, MI with Windsor, Ontario. As much as 25 percent of all cross border trade clears the border via this privately-owned crossing, … Continue reading

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Evolution of the U.S. Logistics Industry

Although they couldn’t have known it, General George Washington and the Continental Army in many ways blazed the trail for what has become our modern logistics and supply chain practices. While history has well documented the hardships the troops endured, especially during … Continue reading

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Ten Mistakes U.S. Businesses Make When Shipping To Canada

When one Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of musical instruments decided to expand to the Canadian market, it had high hopes that its high-quality products would find a warm welcome within Canada’s vibrant music community. And they did, as orders quickly started flowing … Continue reading

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Purolator helps ATV parts manufacturer reduce Canadian

Purolator helps ATV parts manufacturer reduce Canadian customs and freight fees and improve transit times. Learn more at http://www.purolatorinternational.com/SuccessStory/ATV-Parts-Manufacturer

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eTail West Conference – Jan 15

Join Purolator International at eTail West Conference on February 22-25, 2016 at the JW Marriott, Palm Springs, CA.

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Uniform Tariff Codes Provide ‘Rules of the Road’ for Global Trade

As the paper discusses, roughly 30 percent of shipments arrive at the border with an incorrect tariff classification. Not only can this result in fines and penalties, but an improper classification may result in a business paying more duty than … Continue reading

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New White Paper Helps Businesses with Canadian Supply Chain Efficiency

The U.S. Department of State publishes a series of “Guides to Doing Business” that provide detailed analysis for businesses considering expanding operations to a specific foreign nation.  Not surprisingly, the Department’s “Guide to Doing Business in Canada,” is among the … Continue reading

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“Death, Taxes and Customer Returns” – New White Paper Details Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses

While no retailer enjoys dealing with customer returns, an alarming number of distribution center managers  — 44 percent in one study – said they consider returns a “pain point” in their operations.  And for retailers that must contend with returns … Continue reading

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Multiple Regulatory Challenges for Cross Border Sales of U.S. Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices

A U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturer looking to expand to the Canadian market will need to ensure that all product labeling meets Canadian requirements, which often vary from U.S. requirements. For one thing, Health Canada requires that directions for use be printed … Continue reading

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New Purolator White Paper Explores Growing Trend to Move U.S Manufacturing Back to North America

A recent post on BusinessInsider.com, coined the phrase “American Industrial Renaissance,” as a way to describe the growth taking place within the U.S. manufacturing sector.  That upward spike, which is occurring on an even grander scale in Mexico is due, … Continue reading

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