Bill Ansley
3 articles

Decoding Harmonized Tariff Codes

In global trade, a label is more than just a label.
Bill Ansley | UPS

The word harmony itself is soothing. Think about it. Harmony evokes images of consistency, pleasure and order in chaos. If your company is shipping to other parts of the world, that order is not only appreciated but also critical. How does this apply to shippers? Through the use of harmonized tariff codes and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS). According […]

How Free Trade Agreements Affect You

Evaluating current trade agreements may uncover new international opportunities.
Bill Ansley | UPS

Perhaps you are familiar with free trade agreements (FTA) that pertain to your home country or your region of the world. Is it possible that other regional agreements, where your country is not a participant, have some sort of an impact on your business – positive or negative? Before addressing this question, what are the […]

Five Ways Aerospace Companies Can Fly Through Customs

How to manage risk and trade with confidence.
Bill Ansley | UPS

Aerospace manufacturers and distributors who move shipments across international borders face an often-complicated, high-stakes process as they navigate export rules and local customs regulations. Fines for non-compliance can amount to millions of dollars. That makes understanding guidelines a vital business priority. For some companies, the hassles associated with customs can dissuade them from expanding into […]