Exporting to South Korea

Exporting to South Korea.

Earlier this year, here at the Exporting Excellence blog, we put out a lot of research on leading markets for U.S. exports. Examples included the Top 7 Markets for US paint coatings manufacturers, Top 6 Markets for automotive equipment

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IoT In the Logistics Space

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IoT In the Logistics Space.

Every once in a while the logistics business gets to be “cool”. We’re not using a tired old pun here about the “cool chain” or perishable transportation solutions. Instead, we’re excited at the moment by the phenomenon known as the “Internet of Things” or IoT. As we’ve shown in some previous posts here at the Exporting Excellence™ blog we really like data and how it can be applied to (or derived

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The Pain of Demurrage Costs

The Pain of Demurrage Costs.

At Crescent Air Freight we spend a lot of time focusing on the hidden costs of logistics. We get clients and prospects to see what bad logistics can cost them far beyond the freight invoice by examining the impact on cash flow, profitability and brand equity. The concept is simple: poor logistics decisions (usually based on price alone) can result in delayed deliveries which can cause delayed payments, lost sales, and lack of product availability in overseas markets

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Does Your Export Need a Special License?

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Does Your Export Need a Special License?

Last month we received a call from an exporter who wanted to know how they could determine the ECCN of a product they were planning to ship overseas. The first problem they had was that they didn’t know what an ECCN was, or how to go about

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Top 7 Markets for U.S. Paint & Coatings Manufacturers

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Top 7 Markets for U.S. Paint & Coatings Manufacturers

Why are we looking at paint you ask?  From the logistics perspective it’s a very interesting commodity actually.  To begin with, it’s liquid and hence dense.  Density is a crucial element in the logistics planning and handling process.  As we explained in this prior post, density has a direct impact on total landed cost.

Another matter of interest for us at Crescent Air Freight is the fact that

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Exporting to Nigeria

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Exporting to Nigeria

As part of our ongoing series of reports on the MINT countries, we turn our attention this month to Nigeria.  Along with Mexico, Indonesia and Turkey, Nigeria stands out as an economy offering strong growth rates and an increasingly favorable environment for trade and foreign investment. 

 

Due to the recent updating of economic statistics, Nigeria now claims to have the largest economy in Africa with a GDP of US$504 billion.  What makes

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How to Avoid Multi-Million Dollar Fines While Exporting

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Avoiding Multi-Million Dollar Fines in the Export Process

In recent months we at Crescent Air Freight have dedicated a significant amount of time to writing about the export of Defense and Security related vehicles.  Our interest in this market stems from the fact that our U.S

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Doing Business with Turkey

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What You Need to Know about Doing Business with Turkey

As we continue our series on the rising economies of the MINT countries, this month’s focus is on Turkey.  Situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey has long been a significant market for international commerce and continues to enjoy the benefits of its location as the trend of globalization continues. 

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How Big Is Your State’s Economy?

How Big Is Your State’s Economy?

Here at the Exporting Excellence™ blog we’re big fans of international trade and spend a lot of time focusing on U.S. exports.  As our blog has grown into a valuable resource for the exporting community at large, we’ve also developed a passion for the data and statistics that highlight the value of exports, international trade and macroeconomic issues.  So, when we came across this recent blog post from the American

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6 Steps to Avoiding Export Sanctions

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6 Signs of Export Irregularities

While we at the Exporting Excellence™ blog have recently devoted a good deal of time to discussing the compliance issues faced by exporters of defense and security equipment, it’s important to note that export compliance is a matter of importance for all U.S. exporters,

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