Monthly Archives: January 2011

“What is this…Leather?”



By: Terri Long Did you know that you could use USA Trade Online to see the hottest commodities on the market? I was curious to see which U.S. exports had the biggest growth in value during the third quarter over the … Continue reading

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Take Your Business Global



By: Guest Blogger Luz Hopewell, Director, Office of International Trade U.S. Small Business Administration Where will your next customer come from? Small businesses looking to increase sales and profit are taking their business global. Did you know that the majority … Continue reading

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Trade deficit decreases to $39.3 billion in November



By: Joe Kafchinski The U.S. international trade deficit decreased to $38.3 billion in November 2010 , as exports increased more than imports.  Exports increased 0.8% from October 2010 to $159.6 billion, and imports increased 0.6% to $198.0 billion.  The trade surplus … Continue reading

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How Do You Report a Drop Shipment?



By: Omari Wooden How do you report a drop shipment in the Automated Export System (AES)? First, let’s discuss a hypothetical scenario that involves a drop shipment. A foreign party purchases a product from a U.S. Principal Party in Interest (USPPI), … Continue reading

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Understanding Basic Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) License Requirements



By: Nidaal Jubran Only a small percentage of U.S. exports require a license from a licensing agency. One of these  agencies is the State Department, specifically the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, deals primarily with military items and weapons. If your … Continue reading

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