Monthly Archives: March 2012

Changes to the AES Compliance Report Scheduled for April 2012



By: Eric Gauthier In an effort to increase the awareness of the requirement to resolve all AES Fatal Errors, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division will modify the AES Compliance Rate calculation to include outstanding Fatal Errors. This modification will … Continue reading

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Trade Term: End-Use



By: Terri Long The Foreign Trade Division references several different commodity classifications throughout its products and services. While most exporters are familiar with the Schedule B statistical classification (also commonly referred to as the Harmonized System), many of the other classifications are … Continue reading

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U.S. Exports of Goods Continue to Grow



One of the primary tools of the National Export Initiative (NEI) is the U.S. merchandise trade statistics captured by the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau. Examining the trade statistics provides a business with the information needed to … Continue reading

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Trade Deficit Increases in January



By: Joe Kafchinski For January 2012, the trade deficit in goods and services increased to $52.6 billion from $50.4 billion (revised) in December, as the $4.7 billion increase in imports outpaced the $2.6 billion increase in exports. January imports of $233.4 billion … Continue reading

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