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23 November, 2018

Supplements and related sales rules for the U.S.

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Over 50% of US citizens buy and regularly use diet supplements, spending a total of $22 billion a year, or 350 dollars per one American. No wonder the sales of those products has grown 6% a year!


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23 November, 2018

Customs clearance of goods exported temporarily with the ATA carnet

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Many businesspeople that want to step into new markets have faced the challenge to export their products from their countries on a temporary basis. This issue can be solved with an ATA carnet, an international customs document that facilitates customs clearance.


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23 November, 2018

Clothing industry in international transport

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The transportation of textiles has a long history. Back in the days, the silk trail connected China and Europe as a transport route for many products. The trail was used to transport silk, and the very route had the greatest significance between the 3rd century BC and the 6th century AD. 


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23 November, 2018

Shipping boats and yachts from USA and Canada

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When resting on the Baltic coast or at one of the beautiful Polish lakes, one can often enjoy the views of majestic boats or super-fast water scooters piercing the waves. Rather than just admiring them, how about just changing places?


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23 November, 2018

Shipping electronic devices

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The world of today could not exist without electronic devices and machines. Cameras, TV sets, smartphones and computers are now part of our daily lives. Electronic devices make them easier, provide us with entertainment and oftentimes save human lives.


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23 November, 2018

A small package from a remote country

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Many online stores and manufacturers in the US and Canada do not sell their products in the European market. The problems also crop up if you want to buy any products from the Far East.


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23 November, 2018

Parcel consolidation and costs

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When a company or a private individual makes a purchase from another country, the living standards improve in both countries. There are other reasons that make import and export financially advantageous.


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23 November, 2018

Shipping footwear between US and Poland

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American stores offer a broader range of products or just different ones. Additionally, American style continues to attract Poles, who make great efforts to seek out products that can precisely reflect their true selves.


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31 October, 2018

Shipping samples or promotional materials

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Since shipping that involves various national markets requires a document that states the value of the cargo, the question is how to solve the problem if a business ships out the goods that it does not sell?


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31 October, 2018

How to load goods into a container?

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Containers facilitate the shipping of goods without directly interfering with the shipped goods. Port cranes bring containers with their contents from the land onboard ships, or the other way around. Sea freight is far from mild when it comes to shocks while navigating open seas. How to safely put the cargo into the container in order to prevent any damages to the goods?


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31 October, 2018

CE certificate – Is certification without manufacturer’s involvement possible?

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Today, you can find out more about the possibility of importing products to Poland when the manufacturer cannot attach a CE certificate to them. Do you need, in such a case, to resign from importing a product? Not necessarily.


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31 October, 2018

Basic types of sea freight containers

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The following specification of container types is based on international standards. Below are the series of relevant types of containers. They differ in terms of their external size, the size of doorways and roof openings and tare weight (the weight of the container) and payload. These differences result from structural and technological changes and the use of new materials for building containers.


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31 October, 2018

Working with American distributors in practice

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Many Polish companies that want to conquer the American market think that finding a distributor in the US market is the best way to sell European products in the US. Polish entrepreneurs who found American distributors should be congratulated upon but please bear in mind that 


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24 October, 2018

Smaller registration plates now legal

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When buying cars from American and Japanese markets, importers used to have problems with the size of the Polish registration plates, not fitting in the factory slots of the cars designed for the above-mentioned markets.


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26 March, 2018

Do you know that? History of world’s busiest ports.

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This post presents a brief history of the world’s busiest seaports. With the rise of shipping general cargo by means of containers (we have covered that in greater detail here), a number of container terminals have been developed around the world. Who is the leader and how much has this part of the industry changed over the years?


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26 March, 2018

When is the material safety data sheet MSDS required?

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The MSDS sheet is necessary to ship electronic devices, especially laptops. Any carrier will require an MSDS sheet when shipping devices including batteries or electrical engines. It is also needed to transport chemicals.


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26 March, 2018

Do you know that...? | History of containers

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Our blog offers a series “Do you know that?”, where we cover some of the most interesting information from the transport and logistics industries. In the first post, we present the history of sea containers used for transportation across the world. When were they made for the first time? Why and how did they grow so popular and come to dominate the shipping market?


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26 March, 2018

Is exporting to Turkey a good idea?

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The trade relations between Poland and Turkey are ever closer. Therefore, USBOX is launching solutions aiming to facilitate trade with the region. If you are wondering if exporting your products to Turkey would make sense, have a look at the list below.


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23 March, 2018

Wood fumigation in international transport

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Fumigation of wood is an immensely important part of the international shipping industry. Fumigation is aimed at eradicating pests and insects in wood that can spread in the form of spores and seeds while being transported between countries.


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07 February, 2018

Air or sea transport? Which should you go for?

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We have a variety of different shipping options to choose from. Land transportation is either by car or rail, or inland navigation, which accounts merely for 1% of all cargo shipped. To cross a sea or an ocean, a ship or an airplane is the only way to go. How to pick the best means of transport for your product? Each option comes with some pros and cons. 


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