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Are Your Competitors Paying Duty? The Truth Behind Trade Data Confidentiality.

“My competitors don’t pay duty.” Boy, if I had a dollar for every time I have heard this over my career, I would not need to worry about my kids’ college tuitions. How does an importer know for sure that the competition is not paying duty? Customs entry information is strictly confidential and not even […]

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Examining the Issue: A Behind the Scenes Look at Customs Inspections

As the ETA of your freight approaches, your palms start to sweat, you begin to pace your office, hit the refresh button on the tracking website, and start calling your professional Customs broker every hour on the hour.  The underlying fears…will your freight be snagged for examination?! Cue dramatic music. Importers have come to know […]

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Why Importers Should Hire a Licensed Broker

I recently found out that I won a scholarship through the Atlanta International Forwarders and Brokers Association (AIFBA) to take a class that will prepare me for the Customs Broker Exam in October.  While I was applying for this scholarship, I was asked to write about why an importer should hire a  to clear their freight […]

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Welcome to the New Shapiro

Many of you know us for who we are-- a serious and, admittedly, quirky group of people that pride itself in climbing mountains for our customers. Some of you may also say that we are a company that is committed to the old-fashioned values of personalized customer service and integrity that were instilled in us by Samuel, and that we also embrace modern technology and innovative solutions with flexibility at its core.

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