Mastering Import and Export Management

 Mastering Import and Export Management

Author: Thomas A. Cook
Pub Date: August 2017
Print Edition: $85.00
Print ISBN: 9780814438206
Page Count: 688
Format: Hardback
Edition: Third Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814438213

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he landscape of international trade is constantly shifting—and riddled with potential pitfalls. Mastering Import & Export Management is the roadmap you need to successfully navigate the often confusing and sometimes treacherous terrain. The third edition of this invaluable handbook has been thoroughly up-dated to provide essential information on the major regulatory changes in the global marketplace, as well as new documentation, operations, and procedures. It offers you powerful strategies for moving goods and services internationally in the safest, most efficient, and cost-effective manner possible.

Included in this new edition are templates of the current forms and procedures required by the Department of Homeland Security, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Maritime Commission, the Bureau of Export Administration, and other involved government and trade agencies. This completely revised edition untangles all the rules and regulations and provides up-to-the minute changes in these crucial areas: Mastering the new challenges of import and export operations • Expanding global sourcing • Reducing risk and spend in global supply chains • Handling inbound and out-bound logistics • Administering INCO terms • Grasping documentation, regulations, operations, and procedures • Supervising freight forwarders and customhouse brokers • Applying trade compliance SOPs to developing export markets • Managing transportation service providers and carriers • Under-standing how e-commerce works in international trade • Leveraging free trade agreements/bonded warehouses/foreign trade zones to gain competitive advantage.

Import/export is a multitrillion-dollar business and the mainstay of an expanding global economy. If you want to operate successfully in this vigorous international arena, you need a new and more comprehensive knowledge base (especially in the face of increasing levels of government scrutiny and the intensified security concerns that have arisen since 9/11). By consulting this authoritative manual, you’ll be able to manage trade compliance more effectively, and learn all the latest ways to:

• Lower costs in shipping, inventory management, and order processing

• Develop resources and networking channels

• Choose the right personnel and foreign suppliers

• Meet sales and service demands

• Deal efficiently with government agencies and oversight

• Use technology to gain the competitive edge

• Ship perishable freight

• Establish safe, secure, and compliant supply lines—and control cargo loss

• Leverage key practices in the entertainment and communications industries

• Identify and minimize potential political, environmental, and credit risks

• And much more.

Here is the one resource that will help you create and smoothly operate a viable, legal, and profitable import/export business. Using the information and following the steps and strategies provided in this definitive guide, you’ll be able to identify and pursue valuable opportunities while maneuvering deftly through the jungle of compliance regulations and erratic economic realities. Throughout corporate America, personnel, resources, and infrastructure are being redeployed to manage supply chains that include greater foreign purchases and an expanding global market. Mastering Import & Export Management is the key to staying on top of the great game of international trade.

Thomas A. Cook has 35 years of professional experience in global logistics and international business, and 25 years as an instructor at the American Management Association, the National Institute for World Trade, and the District Exports Councils.

Kelly Raia has years of experience in the international global supply chain field.

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