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In Your International Supply Chain

by George Thompson of Thompson & Associates, PLLC and 
Catherine J. Petersen, of C J Petersen & Associates, LLC   

 Approximately 500 pages
Updated Yearly

If your company is engaged in international trade—be it importing, exporting or some of both—you need to move the goods from the seller to the buyer. How you move those goods and who you use to physically transport them can make an enormous difference in whether you make or lose money in the transaction.

Managing Forwarders, Brokers & Carriers in Your International Supply Chain describes the key elements of the international supply chain and the various people who affect the pick-up and delivery of goods from the point of origin to the place of final delivery. It also explains the underlying legal and regulatory authority that allows these people to act on behalf of the buyer and/or seller.

Once you know who the players in your international shipment are, the book will help you identify the important factors in selecting and then your or your buyer’s freight forwarder at time of export or your customs broker at time of import. You will gain insights into international packaging, security, air and ocean transportation, and the documentation that supports the movement of your goods.


Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned professional, Managing Forwarders, Brokers & Carriers in Your International Supply Chain gives you understandable, real-world knowledge that you can use to successfully do your job and avoid late deliveries, bungled payments, and expensive fines and penalties that have afflicted too many of your peers.

Topics Covered:

  • International Logistics Partners
  • Securing the International Supply Chain
  • Ocean Bills of Lading and the Common Carrier's Obligations Toward the Shipper
  • Ocean Transportation
  • Air Waybills of Lading
  • Air Freight Transportation
  • Insurance
  • Incoterms® 2010 Product Transportation and Risk of Loss
  • International Supply Chain Documentation


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