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Trend Watch: U.S. Government Jobs Overseas

As an approved Transportation Service Provider through the GSA’s Centralized Household Goods Traffic Management Program (CHAMP), DeWitt Move Worldwide works closely with several government agencies to move their employees overseas. We have years of experience helping people relocate for U.S. government jobs – all over the world. If your company is also an approved TSP—or planning to get involved with government moves—we wanted to share some trends in the marketplace when it comes to U.S. government jobs overseas. By recognizing these trends early, you can be extra prepared for future projects that might cross your desk. First, federal hiring is up overall. The Bureau of […]

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COVID 19 – Updates On Our Operations

March 20, 2020 On March 19, 2020, the Governor of California announced a new phase of containment to combat the spread of COVID-19. The “Safer at Home” emergency order calls for “all residents to stay inside their residences and immediately limit all outside movement.” This order will have an impact on many industries, but what does it mean for your supply chain? As transportation and logistics companies,  The DeWitt Companies are considered essential, and our operations will be 100% functional during the stay at home mandate. Read more about the order at the links below Stay Home Except for Essential Needs: https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/ Full Executive Order: […]

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12 Customs Rules That Can Cause Big Issues with Your International Move

When it comes to international relocations, we have a saying here at DeWitt Move: “It’s the little things that make a huge difference.” Nowhere is this more evident than in the customs clearance process. Whether you’re coming from an international destination and clearing back into the U.S. or clearing local customs when moving abroad, getting the procedures and documentation right is crucial. If you fail to declare a restricted item or forget a crucial piece of paperwork—such as the inventory list for the wine you’re shipping—your container could be held up for weeks. To give you a taste of the kinds of rules you might encounter during an international relocation, we talked to our experts. They gathered some […]

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Understanding Your Moving Journey: From In-Home Consultation to Unpacking the Last Box

Moving can be stressful—even more so than divorce, according to a recent study. After all, when you use a moving company to help you transition to a new home, you’re essentially turning over all of your most personal possessions to a group of people you just met. It requires a certain level of trust, no question.   However, when you do your research and choose a reputable moving company that deserves that trust, your moving story is much more likely to have a happy ending.   Additionally, this research can help you understand exactly how your moving company operates, giving you a clear sense of what to expect at every phase of your move. This can significantly reduce your stress and worry. Instead of […]

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Prohibited Items That Can Derail Your Customers’ Move to Mexico 

After over 60 years in international moves, we know that there’s nothing that can disrupt a relocation faster than finding prohibited materials in a shipment of household goods. Not only does it mean delays and possible fines, but it can also erode trust with international partners and officials, making future relocations potentially problematic.  Keeping up with the incredibly specific regulations set forth by all the countries of the world is a challenge, no question. However, if you have customers relocating to Mexico soon, we want to make it a little easier for you to move them south of the border.  We’ve been working with our established partners in Mexico to assist in relocations, […]

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What the Importer Security Filing (ISF) Means for You 

Read Time | 4 Minutes If you’re bringing goods into the United States, you may have heard of a regulation called the Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements (ISF), also known commonly as 10+2. In their ongoing mission to enhance the safety and security of the country, Customs and Border Protection instituted this regulation, which gathers information on a shipment’s entire supply chain in order to more effectively identify high-risk cargo. The regulation only applies to shipments arriving in the U.S. via ocean freight.  Under this rule, the agent or broker for every shipment must submit 10 points of data. Eight of these must be reported at least 24 hours before a shipment is loaded on a steamship headed for the United States. The other two are due no later […]

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