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Know Before You Owe: China Antidumping Duties
The Trump administration's tariffs under Section 301 (additional 25% duties) are in the headlines now, but antidumping duties (ADD) have long been a pitfall for importers. Ultimately, the antidumping duties carry far greater risk due to their volatility, as the final amount owed is not known until years later.

In this webinar, Brenda Espeleta, VP of Customs Compliance, and Jayson Gispan, Director of Customs Compliance, will explain how antidumping duties are established, the difference between preliminary and final rates, the importer's responsibility to provide a non-reimbursement certificate, and how to reduce your risk by learning what products are covered by current ADD orders and how to check your commodities.

Logistics for Nonprofits: 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Shipping Goods
It is estimated that 60-80% of the global humanitarian aid spend is related to logistics services. Whether you are a shipper or receiver of goods, international trade is fraught with complexity, particularly for nonprofits. From quoting & documentation, to managing exceptions & tax exemptions, there are key details that can make or break your shipment process.

In this webinar, the team will discuss common pitfalls for nonprofits and share best practices for managing international shipments.

Beyond the Headlines: Navigating the New Chinese Import Tariffs
With the proposal to implement a 25% increase to the duties of goods imported from China to the United States, the potential implications are far-reaching and yet to be understood. How those importers think and act in the next few months will be important to their business and supply chain operations.

In this webinar, Brenda Espeleta, VP of Customs, will break down everything you need to know as an importer facing the potential new taxes.

Request for Results: Running a Value-Driven RFP
Evaluating freight forwarders can be a daunting task. Whether you’re experienced with RFP processes or running your first one this year, there are questions you will want to have answered to ensure you’re set up for success.

In this webinar, experts from Flexport’s Pricing team will share some best practices for running an effective RFP process, and avoiding some of the common pitfalls that arise when comparing freight forwarder proposals.

Batteries on Board: Lithium-Ion Battery Compliance & You
Dangerous goods like lithium ion batteries travel in passenger planes on a regular basis. But thanks to strict compliance regulations and procedures, it's extremely rare for explosions to occur. In this webinar, Travis Falasco, Flexport's Dangerous Goods Manager, will discuss best practices for managing the import & export of lithium ion batteries.

Chart a Course to Sustainability: Measure, Reduce, and Offset Your Freight Emissions
Trade-related freight transportation accounts for a staggering 7% of global emissions, and that percentage is going up: the International Transport Forum predicts a fourfold increase in these trade-related emissions by 2050. In this webinar, Susy Schöneberg, Flexport's Director of Solutions, will discuss her findings from launching Flexport's carbon analytics tools and offset partnership program so that you can gain visibility and control over your supply chain’s carbon footprint.

Decode Your Freight Fees: Understanding Invoice Line Items & Whether They're Legitimate
Up to 50% of your freight bill may not be quoted up front. In this webinar, Nerijus Poskus, Flexport's Vice President of Pricing & Procurement, helps you make sense of your invoice line items to improve predictability and save money.

Protect Your Company from Customs Dangers
Your company may already have made the mistake that puts it out of business. In this webinar, Brenda Espeleta, Flexport’s Vice President of Customs, shares top mistakes importers make when declaring their goods to U.S. Customs, their consequences, and what you can do to avoid them.

What Your Forwarder Isn't Telling You: The Secret Keys to Controlling Transit Times
Delays can start at any point in your supply chain, from the origin supplier to the destination warehouse. In this webinar, we reveal how carrier schedules can be misleading, help you identify the root cause of delays, and equip you with the insights to handle future supply chain pains.

Getting Ready for Peak Season: Think Like a Carrier
Peak season is the most critical time of year for supply chain businesses. Space will be tight, and a missed sailing can have ripple effects across your business, putting deadlines, customer relationships, and sales at risk -- not to mention the cost of rush shipments. In this webinar, we’ll help you get ready for peak season.

Getting Ready for EU Peak Season: Think Like a Carrier
Europe's peak freight season is right around the corner, and it can be a make-or-break time for many retailers. In this webinar, Martin Holst-Mikkelsen, Flexport's Director of Ocean Freight for Europe, shares tips for how to prepare.