Mitigating fraud with Letters of Credit

Although Letters of Credit should guarantee that the right goods are shipped and the shipper gets paid, Letters of Credit can still be used fraudulently.  This article discusses what happens Read more…

Saudi Arabian import procedure

Compliance, especially in the form of Certificates of Conformity, is becoming one of the more costly aspects of international trade.  In part this is to prevent fraudulent practice, which is Read more…

Commodity Trading – Cobalt goes radioactive

This article on commodity trading concentrates on the very onerous challenges faced when the commodity being shipped is registered as Hazardous Goods.  The commodity used as an example in this Read more…

Commodity Trading – Niobium and Tantalum

Trading commodities can carry great risks, especially when ensuring that no part of the trade supply chain is involved in any illegal or unlawful activity.  Guaranteeing this can be more Read more…

SONCAP regulations for exporting to Nigeria

On the 1st March 2013 a new (and rather stringent) set of regulations came into force for anyone wishing to ship goods into Nigeria.  There are certain goods which may Read more…

HMRC assistance to importers

HM Revenue and Customs now offer a programme of free live and pre-recorded webinars to assist traders on international matters.  A list of topics is available at www.hmrc.gov.uk/webinars/ under the Read more…