Fluctuations in Global Coffee Prices

If you’ve noticed higher price tags in the coffee aisle at your local grocery store or cafe, you certainly aren’t alone. Retail coffee prices increased as much as 50 percent in the fourth quarter of 2022 compared to the previous year. As a result, millions of consumers are feeling the financial strain as they either increase their monthly coffee budget or cut back on the product altogether.


Understanding the Effects of the U.S Banking Crisis on Factoring

In early March this year, the crash of two large U.S. banks and the near fall of another two banks sent everyone into a panic in anticipation of a global financial crisis. The U.S. government, in conjunction with a group of the largest American lenders, stepped in to prevent further collapse and help restore a relative calm.

But what does this mean for financial institutions and customers both in the U.S. and globally?

Find out more here.


How Will Mexico’s Energy Export Changes Affect Global Trade?

Over the last couple of years, Mexico has made substantial proposals and changes to oil and energy exports under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s government. Commonly referred to by his initials “AMLO,” López Obrador began planning and enacting multiple updates to oil production and exports that could drastically impact global trade, especially for the United States, China and others who heavily rely on Mexican fuel imports. But to understand the impacts, it’s important to get the full picture of Mexico’s energy sector and the proposed changes.


Container Shipping: What to Expect in Q4 and Beyond

It is no secret that ocean and container shipping markets have had countless issues over the last year. An already fragile surge in ocean rates and reduced container capacity did not pair well with the recent influx in U.S. imports, which has resulted in a chaotic global market.

How Did We Get Here?

The shortage in container shipping resources, paired with high demand, did not happen overnight. There are quite a few contributing factors for the current market that have been building since early 2020. A few of the major causes are:


Argentina's Beef Exports to China

For the last two years, the People's Republic of China has been the largest recipient of processed and frozen meat exported from Argentina. Below, we will touch a little more on this crucial agreement for both nations.

Exports That Show Years of Quality

Since the middle of the 18th century, the meat business in Argentina has been one of the mainstays of the country's economy. Fertile land and climatic conditions have allowed its effective development, thus providing the opportunity to generate income through livestock exports.


The Importance of Incoterms

Before carrying out any form of an international commercial transaction, it is essential to know the rules that regulate the responsibility of both the exporter and the importer. This helps avoid making mistakes that could generate extra costs or legal problems in the future. One of the most relevant issues is the Incoterms, which are specific terms used between the parties involved in a contract. Here is an in-depth description of their definition and importance:

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