Shipping Tips for Meetings Outside the U.S.

Work with experts, keep good records, and don’t ship if you can buy local.

When we called our shipping expert, Paul Griggs, president and CEO for Events on the Move, a customs broker and freight forwarder in Vancouver, B.C., he had a surprising piece of advice: Don't ship so much!

“Even though we make a living from shipping things around the world, shipping relies on trucks and planes — top contributors to carbon emissions and greenhouse gases. The less we ship, the better off the planet will be,” he says. “With the technology we have today, for example, it

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