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Force Majeure? (aka, How an Act of God Can Cost You Your Entire Shipment)

Can you afford to lose an entire shipment due to an Act of God? Not many buyers can. In shipping contracts force majeure means “an act of God” and is typically overlooked as standard boilerplate language. However, as a buyer, it’s important to understand that it basically allows a party (in this case, the seller) to suspend or terminate the performance of its obligations without being liable for breach of contract in the event of a force majeure.

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Cargo insurance, are you covered?

You have all of your ducks in a row. The timing of the production, pickup, shipping, and receiving of your goods is down to a science. Everything is in order and you have thought of it all! Or…..have you?
Did you think about cargo insurance?

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U.S. Customs Holds and Exams explained

It’s probably the last thing you want to see. A notification that your cargo is on hold, or has an exam. But what does it all mean, and why your shipment?
It is important to know that this isn’t something IFF has control over. In fact, Under 19 USC 1467, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has the right to examine any shipments imported into the United States, and you, the importer, are required to bear the cost of those cargo exams.

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