The who’s who of the international trade and import/export industries packed the Hilton Lac Leamy for FITT’s 2017 international business conference, “Your Future in Global Markets” and ICECORP had a front row seat to all of the action that took place throughout the 3-day conference. The conference was jam packed with inspiring keynote presentations, interactive workshops and great discussions, along with some really good networking mixed throughout. It was the absolute best place to be for building your international trade expertise, learning about what to do today and preparing your business for the future.
As of yesterday, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, between Canada and the European Union is now provisionally in full force. This agreement removes a lot of barriers in trade for Canada's second largest trading partner.
The General Rate Increase that was set to take effect on September 1st has been cancelled for eastbound Canada trade for Dry and Reefer Cargo carriers from all Far East and Indian Sub-Continent origins to all Canadian destinations. The current rates are valid until September 14th and are subject to the Peak Season Surcharge on September 15th.
ICECORP is excited to share Episode 52 of the "2 Babes Talk Supply Chain" Podcast!
If you turn on the news these days, the NAFTA renegotiations takes up a lot of coverage. The future of Canadian-US trade is on everybody's minds and Episode 52 brings you expert knowledge and tips from guests Stephen Armstrong and Robert Kelle, co-founders of MAPLE Business Council, who share with the 2 Babes their thoughts on the current Canadian-U.S. trade relationship and how the potential NAFTA changes can make an impact. MAPLE Business Council acts as a non-profit organization in Southern California that promotes investment, trade and entrepreneurship between Southern California and Canada. The Council was established as a cross-border business resource to support the numerous opportunities for growth and collaboration between the two countries.
Regardless of your feelings about Donald Trump's accession to the presidency of the United States, the jury is out on how his election campaign's protectionist rhetoric will play out.
Countries on the African continent have not typically been viewed as places to source manufactured goods, with the exception of South Africa.
But a number of global trends and economic conditions have changed the way global procurement managers are looking at opportunities in Africa, and a wave of apparel manufacturing is taking shape there now.
It began in Ethiopia several years ago, with a few global fashion brands making initial forays and finding suppliers. Now Kenya and other East African countries are being tapped by various global brands including H&M, Primark and Tesco. 
There are many benefits to becoming a Non Resident Importer (NRI) in Canada. Icecorp Logistics guides NRIs to success in the Canadian market, assisting companies regarding Canadian
regulations, warehousing distribution, co-packing and financial management.
What are INCOTERMS®, and why do they matter in the world of global trade?
Clear and concise language is one of the most important tools of global trade, so small changes in wording or uncertainty can have a major impact on aspects of any business transaction.