The Importance of NAFTA for your Customs Brokerage Company

Read this blog entry to find out why your customs brokerage company requires NAFTA certificate verification services.

The North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA is an agreement that is signed by the governing bodies of Mexico, Canada and the United States of America. The primary purpose of NAFTA is to develop a tri-lateral agreement in North America.

NAFTA came into existence on January 01, 1994, with the aim of getting rid of the trading barriers that existed between Canada, Mexico and the United States of America.
NAFTA gets rid of trade and investment barriers between Mexico, U.S and Canada. When NAFTA was first implemented in the year of 1994, the tariffs that existed between exports and imports within the three member countries were eliminated.

Why invest in NAFTA certificate verification?

If your customs brokerage company operates within Canada, Mexico or the U.S.A, it is mandatory to own a NAFTA certificate of origin. This certificate will enable you to leverage the advantages of free trade with similar companies in other countries.

If you do not own a NAFTA certificate, your company will not be able to trade in a duty free zone. At the time of B3 form filling, an existing/renewed copy of a NAFTA certificate has to be produced for hassle-free processing. If you were to get a shipment released without a valid NAFTA certificate, you stand the change of incurring huge penalties and implications from the Canadian Society of Custom Brokers (CSCB). Continue reading

Professional Translation vs. Online Translation: Which Should You Choose?

You want to reach out to a new market in their native language. Should you opt for professional translation services or an online translation tool? Find out which can bring in more benefits.

Your business is doing well in your local market. Now, you feel that your company can thrive if and only you are able to reach a larger audience. You have decided it’s time to go global and bring in new clients from every part of the world. Before you take the plunge, you will have to translate all your website content, product information, and advertisements into the language of your new customers. Without this key step, your new clients (target audience) will not understand or buy from you.

Knowing the key role of translation, you take all of your company’s content and head to an online translation tool. You choose the language of your choice and press the translate button. But wait. Online translation tools are great for quick translations, but they are not meant to offer the quality and accuracy that your business needs to complete in a global market. Translation is much more that the translation of a few words. That is why professional language translation services become an absolute necessity.

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Java for Mobile/Software Programming – Why Use It?

Find out why Java is the most preferred program, when it comes to mobile/software development

As per a recent study by Oracle, over 3 billion devices currently run applications that have been built using Java. This language has been successfully used to design a host of applications, such as, GUI, Mobile, Scientific, Web and Enterprise applications.

Sun Microsystems, developed Java in 1995, as a high level programming language and versatile computing platform. Ever since, Java has always been up-to-date with regular updates between short intervals. Since its inception, Java has become immensely popular, with several configurations being built for different types of platforms, such as, Java ME for mobile apps, Java SE for Windows or Java EE for Enterprise applications.

Today, with the rise in mobile/web applications, the question that most enterprises face is “Should I use Java to build my mobile/web app?” Java is extremely useful for web-based content, games, scripting, and enterprise software to name a few. Continue reading

6 Myths of Mobile App Development Busted

Have the myths around mobile app development stopping you from outsourcing? Read on to find on to find out how we bust six popular myths on mobile app development.

With the mobile ecosystem being new in comparison to web start-ups, several first-time mobile app entrepreneurs have misbeliefs about the entire mobile application journey. The following myth busters are guaranteed to turn novice mobile entrepreneurs in the right direction and keep them aware of what lies ahead during the development of an app.

Myth: Mobile app development is all about technology

You are not from a tech background, but still want to develop an app and are worried about how it can be done. Technology is just an enabler, but not the idea of a mobile app. For example, you need not know about coding to develop a tech product. Simply outsource mobile app development to a service provider who can understand your ideas and create the app for you. Continue reading