Yearly Archives: 2010

Shipments to Puerto Rico?



By: Eric Gauthier During the holiday season, most of you sent gifts by mail and private carriers to distant relatives and friends. I, for one, sent gifts to my family in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. The first thing to note, unless any … Continue reading

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International Trade Shows are a Great Business Development Strategy



By: Guest Blogger Doug Barry, International Trade Administration International Trade shows supported by the U.S. Commercial Service and the National Export Initiative attract buyers from all over the world. The ones in Germany are especially good venues for U.S. companies … Continue reading

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Trade deficit decreases in October



By: Joe Kafchinski The U.S. international trade deficit Latest U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services Report , as exports increased and imports decreased.  Exports increased 3.2% from September 2010 to $158.7 billion, and imports decreased 0.8% to $197.4 billion. The … Continue reading

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Connecting With You Virtually – Webinars



By: Josephine Ocheni Do you want more clarification on classifying goods or using our new enhanced search engine? Do you qualify as an individual whose learning style is both visual and auditory but you cannot make it out to one of … Continue reading

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Dealing with Issues on a Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC)



By: Kenny Soo Earlier in the year, a comment was made on “How to correct Fatal Error: 125 Conveyance Name Ineligible” about verifying a SCAC. I’m sure many of you have had an issue or question about a SCAC at one … Continue reading

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Exporting Software: To file or not to file? Part 2



By: Omari Wooden In my last post, I discussed the requirement to file exports of mass market software. Now, I’ll discuss and clarify the requirements of reporting intangible products such as customized software or products. The Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) recognizes … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Economic Database Search



In one location, get the economic indicators.  Currently, the Economic Indicator Database Search has for the Trade Balance, Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade, and Services with more indicators to come.  This convenient and easy-to-use search allows you to quickly access data for … Continue reading

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Exporting Software: To file or not to file, Part 1



By: Omari Wooden The Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) mandates the filing of Electronic Export Information (EEI) in the Automated Export System (AES) for shipments of physical goods. The key word here is “physical.” In order for an item or product to be … Continue reading

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New Fatal Error Suppression Template



By: Nyitre Rodgers Do you like faster and more efficient service? If you need to submit a request to suppress shipments, follow the example below.  It shows you how to create a spreadsheet with the information required. The Automated Export … Continue reading

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Trade deficit decreases in September



By: Joe Kafchinski The U.S. international trade deficit decreased to $44.0 billion in September 2010, as exports increased and imports decreased. While exports increased slightly, from $153.6 billion to $154.1 billion, imports were down $2.0 billion to $198.1 billion. The increase … Continue reading

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