Monthly Archives: September 2011

National Export Initiative Priority Markets: China



The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in … Continue reading

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A Pressing Issue: Chamber Stamps for Certificates of Origin



By: Guest Blogger Chris Mead Imagine you provided a set of your checkbooks, with pre-signed checks, to 20 or 30 people around town. Wouldn’t you be nervous about how much money they might withdraw from your account? Something similar has … Continue reading

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Can Foreign Entities be Reported as the USPPI and Report Electronic Export Information (EEI) in the AES?



By: Omari Wooden We receive numerous questions regarding foreign entities exporting products from the United States. Can foreign entities be reported in the Automated Export System (AES)? Companies and individuals that export physical goods from the United States to foreign countries … Continue reading

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U.S. International Trade Deficit Decreases in July 2011



By: Joe Kafchinski Bolstered by record exports of $178.0 billion, the U.S. international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $44.8 billion in July from $51.6 billion (revised) in June. The $6.8 billion reduction in the deficit was the largest … Continue reading

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