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Bank of America Introduces Digital Supply Chain Finance Platform
Bank of America is adding a supply chain module to its popular CashPro Trade platform, enabling faster processing of financial transactions for global supply chains.
Panama Canal Backlog Threatens Holiday Inventories
Low water levels have caused a backlog of container vessels at the Panama Canal, and that could impact the ability of businesses to restock inventories in time for the holiday shopping season.
Maersk Hopes to Automate As Much As 80% of Logistics Within 7 Years
In an interview with a Danish newspaper, Maersk CTO Navneet Kapoor said the company is using AI to automate as much as 20% of its logistics tasks today and hopes to increase that to 80% within seven years.
The Connection Between Trade Compliance and Logistics
Recently, logistics companies that have failed to comply with the regulations that govern exports have experienced more and significant penalties.

Global Trade Resources

Supply Chain Outlook: What to Expect Near-Future
An investigation into how supply chains have changed, where they are heading, and how you can prepare.
Embracing the Cross-Border E-Commerce Opportunity
An e2open research report exploring the growth of cross-border e-commerce through consumers’ eyes.

Global Trade News

United States Cross Border Ecommerce Parcel Shipping Advisory
Retailers, direct-to-consumer brands, marketplaces and marketplace sellers riding the lockdown boom in Cross Border eCommerce sales are going to get a massive ‘wake-up call’ in the mail from July 1 as Global postal rates into the United States start to soar by as much as 150% or more.

Strategic Partnership Expands Services for Global Terminal Operations and Logistics
The partnership between One Network and PSA Cargo Solutions, a unit of leading global port group PSA International, is designed to expand services for Global Terminal Operations and Logistics and optimize transport, planning, and routing for local and cross-border distribution including optimization of alternative of transportation modes.

World Trade Organization Looks at the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Global Trade
A new information note published by the WTO Secretariat looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected global trade for services, from tourism and transport to retail and health services.

Trade in Services in the Context of COVID-19
This document aims to provide information on the early impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on trade in services in different sectors and modes of supply.

A look at the State of Global Trade
In this podcast, Jeff Berman, Group News Editor for Logistics Management and the Peerless Media Supply Chain Group, interviews Chris Rogers, research director for global trade intelligence firm Panjiva.

Mixed Messages on U.S. Companies Doing Business in China During and After COVID-19
Two recent industry surveys indicate that China’s many diverse markets remain resilient as the recent pandemic recedes, but some prominent industry experts remain skeptical.

Supply Chain Strategies under the Impact of COVID-19 of Large American Companies Operating in China
This report details the findings of PwC China in partnership with AmCham China and AmCham Shanghai the results of two joint surveys that study the supply chain impacts of recent events on American companies operating in China.

How to Build a Pandemic-Proof Global Supply Chain
This guide explains how businesses can mitigate supply chain risk, including the latest coronavirus pandemic, as they navigate logistics decisions on an international scale.

U.S. Supply Chains Battle COVID-19 as China Recovers
The coronavirus outbreak continues to be profoundly disruptive to the global supply chain, especially as the US and many European countries are now battling to stop its spread.

U.S. and Canada Border will Temporarily Close amid Coronavirus Outbreak
President Donald Trump said the U.S. and Canada agreed to close the border between the two countries to non-essential traffic as coronavirus spreads, trade will not be affected.

The Guide to International Shipping
There’s a lot to think about before you can launch internationally, so, we’ve put together our three steps to international shipping for eCommerce retailers to help you plan your strategy.

The Connection Between Trade Compliance and Logistics
Recently, logistics companies that have failed to comply with the regulations that govern exports have experienced more and significant penalties.

5 Hidden Costs and Lost Control in Outsourced Cross-Border Supply Chains
Compliance challenges grow daily for manufacturers, exporters and importers.

Weathering the Trade Policy Storm: Trade Content Is Key
Supply chain storms aren’t going away, and as you seek solutions to shelter your company from uncertainty, grow into new regions, or try to maintain your existing base, you need to equip your supply chain team with the right gear.

Can Trade War Tensions Between the U.S. and China Lead to Changes in the Global Supply Chain?
The continuing trade war between the United States and China is intensifying, leading to supply chains proceeding with caution.

Southeast Asia’s $100 billion Internet Economy
This research paper leverages Bain analysis, Google Trends, Temasek research, industry sources, and expert interviews to shed light on the Internet economy in Southeast Asia.

Amazon Acquires Customs Broker and Cloud Technology Startup INLT
INLT, a licensed customs broker with the ability to file entries anywhere in the United States has been acquired by Amazon for an undisclosed amount.

A Visualization of the $86 Trillion World Wide Economy
According to projections, 7 of the world's 10 largest economies will be in emerging markets by 2030 - here's a visualization of the $86 Trillion worldwide economies.

Trade Conflicts Across Country Lines
Global trade – and the supply chains that support it – is in a state of flux. here’s massive structural change in the cross-border flow of goods, thanks to greater trade liberalization among emerging economies.

Latest U.S. Tariff Plans Not Well Received By Global Supply Chain Stakeholders
President Donald Trump abruptly escalated his trade war with China, announcing that he would impose a 10% tariff on $300 billion in Chinese imports that aren’t yet subject to U.S. duties after setbacks in negotiations with Beijing.

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