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China’s Individual Income Tax – Part II: The Specifics Being Proposed

November 20, 2018

Preview: The Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) met regarding the Draft Amendment on October 13, and further elaborated on the changes to the People’s Republic of China’s Individual Income Tax Laws (IIT). The specifications released include: Common Reporting Standard China-Sourced Income Taxable Income Itemized Deductions Anti-Tax Avoidance Residency and Global Tax […]

David Arpin receives Wreaths Across America Spirit of Giving Award

November 13, 2018

Arpin Van Lines’ President and CEO, David Arpin, received the James Prout Spirit of Giving Award from Sarah and Rob Worcester of Wreaths Across America during the 34th Annual Arpin Agent Convention held in Newport, Rhode Island. The Wreaths Across America James Prout Spirit of Giving Award commemorates James Prout, owner of a Maine trucking […]

Arpin Group Earns Industry Awards for Supplier Service and Performance

October 31, 2018

Arpin Group has received several industry awards for outstanding performance and for demonstrating a high commitment to service among supply chain partners. These awards were delivered at individual company ceremonies held October 17-19, coinciding with the Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Symposium in Seattle, Washington. “We aim to provide our customers and industry partners with the […]

China’s Individual Income Tax: Drastic Changes Being Proposed

October 12, 2018

Preview A new Draft Amendment regarding Individual Income Tax Reform is currently being proposed to the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC). This Amendment encompasses key revisions such as: New criteria for tax residence New tax deduction items Replacement of the current schedular taxation structure Consolidation of certain tax brackets Introduction of anti-tax […]

Arpin International Group names Deena Fernandes head of operations for Arpin Middle East

October 12, 2018

Arpin International Group has named Deena Fernandes head of operations for Arpin Middle East. In her new role, Fernandes will oversee and manage all international operations in the Middle East office, including allocation of moves, data integrity, pricing, and monitoring the team’s performance. “As a move coordinator, Deena demonstrated patience during challenging circumstances, as well […]

Service Interruption Alert: Hurricane Michael Results in Port Closures in the United States

October 09, 2018

Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall near Panama City, Florida, as a Category 3 Hurricane Wednesday afternoon. States of emergency have been declared in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia. Consequently, the U.S. Coast Guard has mandated that no vessels may enter, transit, or remain within the safety zone without the permission of the captain of […]

Service Interruption Alert: Chronic Delays Affecting Ports In The United Kingdom

September 26, 2018

Ports throughout the UK are currently experiencing chronic delays affecting container haulage. The delays are affecting both the import and export of household goods and personal effects’ shipments. Southampton Port – The port is overloaded with container traffic at the moment, reportedly over stacking containers. Huge container vehicle traffic volumes; consequently, as the port works […]

Service Interruption Alert: National Strike by Unions Crews In Costa Rica Causing Import / Export Delays

September 24, 2018

We have been informed by our supplier partners in Costa Rica that union crews continue to partake in a national strike with no indication of duration. The strike, which began on September 10, is heavily impacting shipping operations and Costa Rican household goods import and export shipments have been seriously hindered. Vessels are reported to […]

Arpin International Group hires Jeanette Tomaselli as domestic/international move coordinator

September 21, 2018

Arpin International Group announced today that Jeanette Tomaselli has been hired as a domestic and international move coordinator. Tomaselli’s responsibilities will include the coordination of door-to-door household goods shipments, including import, export and relocations for clients, agents and individuals. “Jeanette has been recognized as a top performer in our industry,” said Mark Dearborn, vice president, […]

Service Interruption Alert – Expect Delays On India – Outbound Air Shipments

September 18, 2018

Airports in India are currently experiencing severe backlogs in processing outbound shipments, mainly from Hyderabad and Bangalore locations. Premium carriers (Emirates Airlines, American Airlines, Qatar Airways, and United Airlines) supplying household goods and personal effects cargo shipments are facing space / capacity issues for personal effects and household goods — especially outbound to USA and […]