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New Appointment Strengthens Trade Compliance Team
News Jul 28

New Appointment Strengthens Trade Compliance Team

Baker Logistics Consulting Services Inc. is pleased to announce that Anna Zajac has joined the company as Senior Consultant, Trade Compliance. In this newly created role Anna will be responsible for providing Baker clients with international tax and trade compliance solutions that help reduce import duties and taxes, mitigate penalties, and achieve compliance with U.S. […]

Benefiting from Duty Drawback
Insights Mar 13

Benefiting from Duty Drawback: What U.S. Businesses Need to Know

Duty Drawback is a U.S. Federal government program that allows businesses to claim a refund of import duties paid on exported goods, or on the materials used in the manufacture of exported goods. Even if the only foreign market you sell in is Canada or Mexico, duty drawback is an option for you. The program […]

Navigating the new carrier landscape
Trade Feb 7

Trade Finance Talks 1/31/2023 | The Times They Are a-Changin’: Navigating the New Carrier Landscape

Over the past five years, the logistics industry experienced an explosion of new market entrants. This expansion started before COVID-19 and then accelerated dramatically over the last three years. Who are these new carriers, what distinguishes them from traditional carriers, and are they right for you? The new entrants can be grouped into three general buckets – I’ll […]

Supply Chain Snags or Full Speed Ahead? What Logistics Looks Like in 2023
News Jan 11

Industry Week 1/10/23 | Supply Chain Snags or Full Speed Ahead? What Logistics Looks Like in 2023

Now that 2022 is in the rearview mirror, it’s time to consider the top global logistics trends that will impact manufacturing businesses in 2023. Here are the issues and trends that we have in our headlights. Carrier Market Disruption Rapid supply and demand changes during the pandemic reshuffled team rosters and altered every carrier playbook. […]

News Dec 12

IndustryWeek 12/5/22 | As Trucking Rates Fall, It’s Time to Renegotiate with Carriers

After a couple years of sky-high trucking rates and tight capacity, the U.S. trucking market is finally softening. Today, retailers have too much inventory and consumer demand has dropped due to inflation and renewed spending on services. The result is weakening demand for truck capacity and falling trucking rates.  Truckload spot market rates are below […]

News Nov 8

Big Ideas to Avoid Big Increases

You’ve heard the news: FedEx has announced a 6.9% general rate increase for Express, Ground and Home Delivery services. This is the most aggressive rate increase they’ve ever announced, and it goes into effect in sixty days. In its last quarterly earnings report, FedEx reported a decline in both net revenue and in package volume. […]

News Oct 28

IndustryWeek 10/26/22 | Help! How Can I Get My Shipping Costs Down?

After two years of COVID-related supply-chain snarls, manufacturers now encounter labor rates and industrial real estate costs much higher than those experienced pre-pandemic. These cost increases are now baked into supply chains. In an unpredictable marketplace, how can a manufacturer enhance supply-chain resilience while keeping costs in line? It’s time to get tactical and benefit […]

News Sep 27

Bisnow 9/25/22 | Fedex Turmoil Another Worrying Sign

FedEx delivered a package of poor financial figures to investors this month, the latest warning sign that the e-commerce boom that drove the industrial market during the pandemic is disappearing. The company now plans to close over 100 facilities and evaluate more potential cuts as it aims to right the ship. Coming as industry leader Amazon also pulls back from its […]


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