Yearly Archives: 2010

Selling Stuff Online?



By: Sean Kline If you’re like me, you’ve probably sold something online before. Most of the time, people are selling relatively inexpensive items in small quantities. So, what happens when you sell tangible items to a foreign buyer via the Internet … Continue reading

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If It’s Not Civil, It’s War



By: Dan Cariello Aircraft engines are one of the highest valued commodities being imported and exported to and from the United States. Occasionally, some of these aircraft engines are being exported to the armed forces of a foreign country. For the … Continue reading

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Where Are Your Goods From, Originally?



By: Ryan Coleman Are you an exporter?  Do you own a warehouse that is not in the same location as your offices?  Do you designate the address of your headquarters as the address of the U.S. Principal Party in Interest(USPPI) in … Continue reading

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Mala’s Data Digest – Mexico and China



By: Mala Mistry Hello all! This entry marks the very first of a new series, “Mala’s Data Digest”. Each month I’ll be featuring a different country and show you some of the interesting data you can pull using our sites, www.census.gov/trade … Continue reading

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Trade Deficit Increases in August 2010



The U.S. international trade deficit increased to $46.3 billion in August 2010, as imports increased more than exports. While exports increased slightly, from $153.5 to $153.9, imports were up $4.1 billion to $200.2 billion. The increase in exports was driven … Continue reading

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Who is the USPPI Anyway?



By: Sean Kline Determining who the USPPI is in an export transaction can be challenging at times. There are five different parties that can be the USPPI. Those parties include: U.S. Seller U.S. Manufacturer U.S. Order Party U.S. Customs Broker Foreign … Continue reading

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Search Key Economic Indicator Database



By: Janet Freas You may have noticed the “New! Search database” bullet in the “News” section on the Foreign Trade  Main page. So what’s that all about? The Economic Directorate of the U.S. Census Bureau is excited to provide a … Continue reading

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Are you reporting the correct Country of Destination?



By: Josephine Ocheni When filing your shipment, it is very important to report the correct country of ultimate destination because this affects our monthly publication of the US export trade statistics. To report where your shipment is destined, you must provide … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Compliance Report – Part 2



By: Eric Gauthier Last time I explained the importance of the Automated Export System (AES) Compliance Report to your company and what you need to do to address it. The AES Compliance Report includes your company’s Compliance Alerts for the last … Continue reading

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