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Is the political unrest in Venezuela affecting imports and exports?

With all the turmoil in Venezuela, many of our customers are wondering if they can still ship into the country. Officially, shipping into Venezuela has not changed. However, customs clearance is taking significantly longer than usual.  Also, the number of goods that Venezuela customs will not allow into the country has grown.  Below you will …

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New U.S. Duties on China Products

Effective July 6, 2018, 25% duties are being imposed on more than 800 products from China. You can find the complete list by eight digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) code here. This is the result of an investigation undertaken by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) under Section 301 …

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 DHL Express Maximum Piece Weight and Dimensions Update

Starting September 1, 2018, DHL Express is making some updates to Weight and Dimension restrictions. To ensure the best possible speed of the DHL world-class network, DHL Express will only accept shipments that contain pieces up to 660 pounds (300 kilograms) in actual weight and 118 inches (300 centimeters) in length. The total maximum weight for …

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DHL Express Policy Update: Updated Packing Guidelines – EFFECTIVE 1st JUNE 2018

DHL Express is implementing a new standard to ensure your international packages to be transported more safely and easily than ever before. Packages that are not properly packed can be easily damaged as well as inflict damage to other shipments. To ensure your items arrive in the exact condition in which they were shipped, as …

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Preferred Shipping is joining EXIM Bank to present a Free Webinar on Document Compliance

Export Documentation Compliance: Getting PAID Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST International shipments often face customs and delivery challenges. These challenges are often due to inaccurate export documentation which can lead to payment problems. Please join us as Preferred’s Vice President, Michael J. Ryan, Preferred’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Adam Young, and EXIM …

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New Ecommerce Fulfillment Facility opening in Sugar Land Industrial Park (Right outside Houston, TX)

Preferred Fulfillment proudly announces the opening of a state-of-the art 63,000 square foot warehouse facility in the Sugar Land Industrial Park. The building is fully racked, highly-secured, and specifically equipped to support small and large package fulfillment, quickly and efficiently. Conveniently accessible to Highway 59, Highway 90A, and The Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8) this …

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2017 DHL Express Zone Lookup Instructions

DHL is consistently investing in customer experience to facilitate this the US has moved onto a new Global platform. This conversion required a modification to the destination zone naming convention that was previously provided as part of the DHL customer rate card. The changes being made affect labeling and rate-card presentation only – they do …

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