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Trade Documentation: The Shift from Papers to Digits is On

January 22, 2019 6:07 PM

One of the biggest costs of and impediments to more cross-border trade is the paperwork needs of the freight forward and customs broker industry.  One problem is a lot of shipments are big and heavy.  Then there’s the paperwork. A Netherlands shipping company said sending a container of avocados from India to Antwerp requires 200 communications involving 30 separate parties.  That adds a lot to the cost of guacamole.
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