Yearly Archives: 2011

New Online Free Trade Agreement Tariff Tool Will Help Small Businesses Take Advantage of Export Opportunities



By: Christina Sevilla, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Small Business Market Access and Industrial Competitiveness More than a quarter million American small businesses export from across all fifty states. They sell U.S. products and services around the world – … Continue reading

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Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Remarks at National Export Initiative Small Conference in Los Angeles, California



On March 29, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke made a speech on the National Export Initiative and the importance of exports. http://www.youtube.com/user/CommerceNews#p/u/3/ziDstzcb17w Highlights: The simple fact is that the more American companies export, the more they produce. The more they produce, … Continue reading

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Profile of U.S. Importing and Exporting Companies



By: Ryan Coleman In a previous post, Importer Database, I wrote about the addition of the Profile of U.S. Importing and Exporting Companies to the Foreign Trade data products. Well, that data release is here. The new Profile of U.S. Importing … Continue reading

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Why Did I Get a Verify Message?



By: Eric Gauthier In previous blog postings we have talked about Fatal Error and Compliance Alert response messages, but there’s another type of message that gets a lot of attention, VERIFY. This means certain fields reported in the Electronic Export Information … Continue reading

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Commodity Spotlight: Video Game Systems



By: David Johnson Christmas has come and gone but let’s take a look back at what people were buying this past Christmas. The holiday season is a huge time of year for all retailers and this holds especially true for video … Continue reading

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Trade deficit decreases to $45.8 billion in February



By: Janet Freas The Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $45.8 billion in February from $47.0 billion (revised) in January, as imports decreased more than exports. A $13.6 billion surplus in services and a $47.2 billion … Continue reading

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Resources at AESDirect.gov



By: Nidaal Jubran When I first started in the Automated Export System branch of the Foreign Trade Division a little over a year ago, I found myself relying heavily on the information at our website in order to understand the nuances … Continue reading

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U.S. Trade with Japan in 2010



By: Terri Long Japan suffered a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami. While it’s too soon to know what repercussions this may have on U.S. trade, I decided to look at how Japan played a role in the trade figures in 2010. … Continue reading

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The United States – Canada Data Exchange



By: Melissa Scott The United States and Canada enjoy an economic partnership unique in the world. The two nations  share the world’s largest and most comprehensive trading relationship. Did you know that the two countries also share an agreement to exchange … Continue reading

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What is required for me to ship charity goods to Japan?



By: Omari Wooden On Friday, March 11, 2011, a major earthquake struck northern Japan, devastating the area and triggering a tsunami. Many U.S. residents and organizations are generously donating food, water, medicines, and other supplies to aid in the relief efforts. … Continue reading

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