Country of Origin Labeling Requirements

Posted on October 19th, 2018

Imported products are required to be marked with their country of origin. Countries of origin are where products were manufactured, produced or grown. This is necessary as a Customs requirement to keep the process efficient, since it makes it obvious if a good can legally be imported. It also provides […]

What is Transloading?

Posted on October 12th, 2018

If a shipment is traveling a long way from the port to the final destination by truck, the shipment will likely go to a warehouse, and transload the cargo into a truck to avoid expensive per diem charges. What Does Transload Mean? Transloading is the process of moving a shipment from […]

How Hurricanes Affect Your Freight

Posted on October 10th, 2018

With today’s sophisticated technologies to better anticipate storms and hurricanes, we are better prepared than ever to handle this type of natural disaster. Since we have some predictability, organizations can plan ahead to send extra essentials and supplies to hold over until the storm passes.           Photo: October […]

Why do I need Cargo Insurance?

Posted on October 5th, 2018

Doesn’t the carrier have to pay for the value of the goods if something happens? One would think this is normal, but oftentimes it is difficult to pinpoint where something went wrong. Freight claims are often denied by carrier. If something happens while your cargo is in transit, there is a chance […]

Keto Challenge: Q&A

Posted on September 28th, 2018

A few weeks ago, part of our team started the Ketogenic Diet to reach some personal goals and did so as a team in order to support each other. Although this diet may not be for everybody, we support the choices being made with the goal of living a healthier lifestyle. This includes our […]

The Purpose of the Bill of Lading

Posted on September 21st, 2018

What is a Bill of Lading, and why is it so important for your shipment?  The bill of lading (B/L) outlines the journey of your cargo from the origin to the destination. This is issued by a carrier to a shipper to detail the method and path of a shipment, and […]

Golden Week: How it Impacts Your Shipments

Posted on September 14th, 2018

What is Golden week? Golden Week is held annually on October 1 to celebrate the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and lasts 7 days. The week-long holiday was implemented in 2000 to make it possible for people to make long-distance family visits and to expand domestic tourism. Factories will […]

Ketogenic Diet Challenge: What is Keto?

Posted on September 7th, 2018

Health and fitness has always been a part of the BOA culture, partly because our founders, Matt and Walter, started out together through Capoeira, Brazilian martial arts. We’ve held some challenges in the past, and we’ve got a new one starting this week! The “Keto” Challenge – Part of our team […]

Importing Food into the U.S. and FDA Clearance

Posted on August 31st, 2018

Planning to import food to the United States of America? Here are some basic steps to get started! 1. Register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) You will need to register with the FDA before importing your food shipment. Importers and food facilities in the relevant exporting countries […]

What are Anti-Dumping (AD) and Countervailing Duties (CVD)?

Posted on August 24th, 2018

The topic of the Anti-Dumping (AD) and Countervailing Duties (CVD) is a touchy one for both importers and manufacturers. This is not going to be a political debate on whether these are fair, or a discussion on if the way these duties are calculated is reasonable. The fact is that that […]

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