As communication gets easier and the world gets smaller, it’s more imperative than ever for manufacturers of all sizes to conduct business on a global scale. Yet this worldwide mentality isn’t always easy to achieve. Unfortunately, some of the most influential countries within this new global trade route are rife with regulations, sanctions and trade bans that can put an immediate pause in any aspiring international shipping company’s plan.

The best way to avoid these roadblocks is to plan ahead. Fully understanding the sanctions and nuances of individual countriesespecially if you know that your shipment will be passing through themis a non-negotiable step one. Logistics managers can also leverage global trade management solutions to take the guesswork out of international issues including trade compliance, denied screenings, licensing control, and export management.