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World Trade 100’s blog space allows visitors can read opinions and comments about industry topics of the day. Visitors are encouraged to respond by making their comments known as well. In this space, you will read blog posts from the Editor in Chief, Perry Trunick, our Associate Editor, Josh Foster, and we have a special space for our industry partners to make blog posts as well. To learn more about submitting blog content, visit our Partners Blog page! Read More

Benefits and Future Advancements in New Clean Diesel Technology

EPA’s West Coast collaborative meeting highlighted the benefits and future advancements of near-zero emissions.
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Wounded Vet Prepares to Enter Workforce Via DOE Training Program

While 26-year-old wounded veteran Joseph Grabianowski has inspired Americans with his harrowing war story, someday he may be nationally known for building highly efficient exhaust systems for cars and trucks using 3D printing technology.
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Praise for a Job Half Done

The MAP 21 extension is only half the job, we need a long-term bill.
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act might be better named the Creeping Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act.
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KC Delivers Delivered New Perspectives on e-Commerce

My trip to Kansas City for the KC Delivers forum gave me a new outlook on how a national sales tax would affect businesses and governments alike.
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Ten Must-Ask Questions to Optimize Your Supply Chain

In today's business environment, every company is under pressure to do more with less.
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Compliance Blog

Short commentaries and discussions of compliance issues and trends in global trade management as they relate to extended supply chains. Read More

Global Trade Resources for Small & Mid-Sized Exporters

Exporting can be a challenge for a company of any size, but it is especially daunting for small and medium-sized companies.

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Airforwarders Association Reports Good News from Washington! No, Really!

Airforwarders Assocition (AfA) has been working to get the U.S. Census Bureau to reconsider its plans to eliminate the Carnet exemption from the Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing that is required when goods leave the U.S.
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Lowering Costs with China Trade Management

The total costs to conduct business and supply chain operations in China for multi-national companies are greatly influenced by a company’s capabilities to manage its General Trade, Processing Trade, and Bonded Zone operations in China.

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How to Grow Smarter in 2014 and Beyond

More than 9 in 10 expect their company’s sales growth rate to either accelerate or stay the same.
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Company Fined $5.9M for Failing to Obtain Required Export Licenses

CWT B.V., a Dutch travel agency, has been fined $5.9M by the U.S. government for violating the trade embargo to Cuba. CWT’s violations took place from August 8, 2006 to November 28, 2012 and involved trips to Cuba by 44,430 people.

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Intermodal Blog

Short commentaries and discussions of intermodal issues and trends in global trade management as they relate to extended supply chains.

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A New Era for Intermodal

  When the Staggers Act became law and railroads were economically deregulated, I interviewed a CEO of one of the Class 1 railroads about rail contracts and other changes brought about by the new law.

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Collaboration & Partnership Blog

Interviews and commentary about collaboration and partnerships as it relates to logistics and transportation. Read More

Customer Perspective: Do Your Partnerships Pack A Punch?

Partnerships are extremely important on a number of levels, and they drive so much of what we do in our industry – but what exactly are the ins-and-outs of a strong, mutually-beneficial partnership?

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Kansas City SmartPort Momentum 2013 focused on 3PLs, the issues facing the industry, and the role or logistics in economic development


Assurance of Supply: A Top Concern for Manufacturers

Every manufacturer has an assurance of supply problem to some extent due to the complexity of global sourcing. For years, manufacturers were blessed with high margins but margins have grown paper thin. You can’t fill up your distribution centers with excess inventory – not only is there a cost factor but the pace of business and consumer buying trends causes goods to quickly turn obsolete. Assurance of supply provides the speed and agility that is essential to being able to compete in today’s market.


Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions


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