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Understanding Central Africa’s New Common Tariff

Proposed changes to trade regulations in central Africa have been in the news a lot lately. In an effort to consolidate CEMAC and ECCAS communities into a single customs union, new tariffs have been presented to the eleven nations that make up the region. If passed, these new tariff rates would apply to Cameroon and…

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Everything You Need to Know About Logistics

Logistics is a term used to describe the workflow procedures of a business enterprise. One of the most popular branches of logistics is “logistics management,” which is the management required to transport and store goods between two destinations (called a “point of origin” and a “point of consumption”). Oftentimes, shipping orders require the coordination of…

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Why A Customs Clearance Service is Absolutely Necessary

Countries vary widely in shipping rules and regulations. If you ship things internationally, you know how frustrating it can be to navigate all the varying shipping requirements and laws on your own. The good news is that you can affordably hire experienced shipping logistics providers that specialize in customs clearance. These specialists can help oversee…

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The Differences Between Independent 3PL and Large 2PL Logisticians

When shipping a product, whether it’s a single item for an individual or numerous items for a business, choosing the right shipper is essential. While many people look at major  2PL companies, independent 3PL logistics may be a better solution.   2PL Will Have Higher Costs   An independent logistician isn’t locked into rates by…

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When Road Freight is the Best Option to For Your Shipments

Every business is given the choice of three different transportation options for their products—road, sea, and air. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. While air travel is by far the quickest, it’s also the most expensive and not suitable for bulk shipments. In the same vein, ship freight is a great option as far…

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Cameroonian News Update: The Autonomous Port of Kribi

Autonomous Port of Kribi

For those who missed the news, January 21, 2019, marked the first official date of operation for the Autonomous Port of Kribi (PAK). The multipurpose terminal is currently managed by Kribi Polyvalent Multiple Operators (KPMO), the Cameroonian consortium, but will be up for repossession in 2021. PAK for the Economic Transformation of Cameroon Last Monday,…

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How to Use a Freight Forwarder to Prevent Shipment Delays

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We’re living in the age of free 2-day shipping and instant purchases as an expectation for everything available online. For retail businesses and e-commerce companies, this means there is a lot going on behind the scenes to ensure products arrive quickly to customers. You’re coordinating with manufacturers, vendors, shipping providers, and a freight forwarder. Each…

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Why Moving Services are Necessary for International Moves

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There’s nothing more exciting than an international move. It’s an opportunity for a whole new life: getting to explore new cultures and broaden your horizons. That said, you’ll want to be sure that all your most precious items arrive at your new home in one piece. That’s why you need specialized international moving services. Unlike…

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Determining the Import and Export Pipeline for Your Business

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The Importance of Import and Export Services In today’s highly interconnected and globalized world, most businesses target international audiences to maximize their profit potential. Any company that produces or distributes a product is likely connected an extensive supply chain that may begin in one country, followed by manufacturing in another and end up with the…

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The Best Solution For Shipping Oversized Cargo To Customers

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When you’re shipping oversized goods, everything from insurance to customs and containers and timelines becomes a complicated process. Your first action item should be to find a great freight forwarding partner who can navigate cargo transporters and other services or processes. Companies that specialize in freight forwarding and other business logistics are experts in international…

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How Can Freight Forwarders Assist With The Customs Clearance Process?

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Customs clearance involves the preparing and submission documents that allow the facilitation of exporting or importing goods into the country. The documents required for customs clearance include:   Exports Documentation This consists of a sales invoice, certificate of origin, the buyer’s purchase order, a packing list, shipping bill, bill of lading, and any other documentation…

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