Country Traders, manufacturer and distributor of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, shares its story of getting ready to meet the requirements of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), regulations aimed at securing the U.S. food supply. Country Traders decided to focus on implementing the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety system. Read More
Valentine’s Day, is one day of the year when we most look forward to receiving emails and snail mail containing expressions of regard and even love. My “love letter” to you is to highlight some mail that, as an international trader, you don’t want to ever receive: Warnings from US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Agency Read More
Here is Part “C” of my series, “International Trade Alphabet Soup” that will periodically list and provide context for key acronyms and international trade terms: Read More
The WTO 9th Ministerial in Bali concluded on December 6th, 2013 with new trade rules in the form of the first-ever global Agreement on Trade Facilitation. Other key decisions implemented prior commitments to improve market access for the world’s least developed countries and on Yemen’s entry as the WTO’s 160th member. Read More
On November 23, 2013, President Obama announced the interim deal concluded with Iran’s recently-elected President Rouhani by six world leaders. Iran has agreed to stop expanding its nuclear enrichment program and to give access to inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In return Iran is to receive “modest relief” from the sanctions. What business can I now do with Iran? Read More
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