Trade Advisory

Our international trade advisory program is designed to deliver expert international trade and compliance information when you need it the most.

International Trade in 2020 and beyond...

In the last few years, trade disruptions have created many challenges for supply chains around the world. Trade Wars, USMCA, Brexit, have all been triggers that impact international shipments and imports/exports of goods. Our trade advisory team is available to support you in this turbulent environment, ensuring you and your teams around the world are prepared for new rules and trade regulations for the global transportation of goods.

Trade Advisory Notices

Meet our Trade Advisory Solutions Expert

Alexandra Kleinschmidt

Vice President Customs Brokerage & Trade Advisory

Alexandra Kleinschmidt is a licensed customs broker, certified customs specialist and has an experienced background in leadership roles covering customs brokerage, compliance, ocean product and sales. Throughout her career, she has lived in multiple continents and speaks four languages fluently bringing global experience to this leadership role. She is a graduate from Loyola and Tulane University.

The International Trade landscape is changing faster than ever before.

In order to support our global logistics clients, Crane Worldwide Logistics has developed a trade advisory program to deliver expert international trade and compliance information when you need it the most. This valuable resource to the international trade and compliance industry, ensures our logistics clients are well informed to continue their imports and exports globally with minimal disruption to their supply chain. 

The trade advisory team consists of consultants, managers and analysts that have extensive experience in both import and export as well as international trade compliance including Licensed Customs Brokers (LCB), Certified Customs Specialists (CCS), Certified Export Specialists (CES) and Certified US Export Compliance Officer (CUSECO).

International Trade Services include:

Imports Audit Assessments, Export Trade Compliance Training, Classification Projects, Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Submissions, Duty Minimization & Recovery, Restricted Party Screening, Supply Chain Security, GTM SaaS Solution, Duty Drawback, Foreign Trade Zone Assessment, Free Trade Agreement Analysis, Product Research and Assessment, Training and Seminars

In addition to our webinar series 'Industry Insight Live', Crane Worldwide Logistics trade advisory consultants can deliver a number of different seminars according to your requirements including: 

Importing 101 / Exporting 101, Principles of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Free Trade Agreements,  Incoterms 2020Foreign Trade Zones, Barriers to Trade, Principles of US Classification and Country of Origin, Importation and Process Control, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (Military Exports & Imports), Export Administration Regulations (Civilian & Dual-Use Exports), Principles of U.S. Valuation and Process Control. Customized training and seminars can be delivered at a client's request. Read all the latest trade advisory notices here


The Section 301 HTS exclusion list is frequently updated by our team. For further information, please contact our Consultants as our Trade Advisory team can help with Post Summary Corrections, Protests, and other duty minimization and mitigation projects. The full list is available here:

Full List of Section 301 Exclusions


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