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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

KC Delivers Delivered New Perspectives on e-Commerce

July 24, 2014
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

July 16, 2014
In today's business environment, every company is under pressure to do more with less.
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Carriers: Overcoming the Barriers to Near Real-Time Order Visibility

July 14, 2014
Today, many carriers can't always deliver in two days let alone two hours, and increasingly this will be the differentiator that causes carrier contracts to be won and lost.
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Ryder Helps Fireworks Company Experience Continued Success, Promote Safety

July 4, 2014
More fireworks go off on the Fourth of July than for any other national celebration in the world.
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Bad Judgment

Don't punish the many for the acts of the few.
June 13, 2014
When a Walmart driver made a bad choice, he involved the entire industry.
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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

Lowering Costs with China Trade Management

July 3, 2014

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

June 13, 2014
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

May 19, 2014

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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Small and Mid-Size U.S. Businesses Experience More Barriers to Entry with European Union

May 19, 2014

The United States International Trade Commission recently released a report stating small and medium-sized U.S. businesses are disproportionately affected by certain trade barriers with the EU as compared to their larger counterparts.

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Mailroom Mix-Up: $15 Export Results in $90,000 Penalty

May 19, 2014

We’re sure it happens all the time: your company receives a product order, but you can’t decide whether to send it to the account address or the shipping address. However, if those two addresses are in Iran and Dubai, and your product could potentially be used in nuclear programs, you may want to double-check where your shipment is headed – or you could get slapped with a $90,000 fine.

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Cloud Blog

Short commentaries and discussions of cloud technology and issues surrounding its enterprise-wide use and application in extended supply chains. Read More

Securing the Cloud

Cutting through the fog surrounding data security.
August 26, 2013
In this exclusive Cloud Supply Chain InfoCenter blog, WT100's EIC breaks down what's truly important in cloud security.
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What Your Supply Chain Can Learn from Nate Silver

June 3, 2013

In the days following the US Election, the reputation and stock of a great many well-respected political pundits fell, some precipitously. Nate Silver was not one of them.

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Apparel Retailers Reeling from Bangladesh Factory Fire

June 3, 2013

The Savar garment factory fire that on Saturday took the lives of 112 workers is being cited as one the worst industrial tragedies in Bangladesh history.

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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

March 3, 2014

  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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Maritime Blog

Interesting commentary and discussion focused on critical issues and trends in global ocean shipping.

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Pent-Up Demand

The water resources act may be a case of “penned up” demand.
June 18, 2014

The maritime industry, and U.S. ports in particular, have been pushing for action on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA). The act finally came under President Barack Obama’s pen, and it was signed into law. But the job isn’t done yet.

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Protecting Maritime Trade

March 31, 2014

Bob Foster, mayor of Long Beach, points out one in eight jobs in Long Beach is linked to world trade.

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