Monthly Archives: April 2012

Trade Term: EEI



By: Omari Wooden I have been with the Foreign Trade Division for close to 15 years, which means I know a ton of acronyms that are frequently used in the trade community. Actually, I could have an entire conversation using several … Continue reading

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“The Census Bureau? Wasn’t the Census 2 years ago?”



By: Sean Kline Recently, I had the privilege of working in our Commodity Analysis Branch (CAB) for three months to learn more about the things they do on a regular basis. As part of this assignment, I frequently called members of … Continue reading

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Trade Deficit Decreases in February



By: Janet Freas For February 2012, the trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $46.0 billion from $52.5 billion (revised) in January, as exports increased to a record high of $181.2 billion and imports decreased to $227.2 billion.  February … Continue reading

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Clarification to October 2010 Newsletter – DSP-5 licenses in the AES



By: Omari Wooden Based on the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) section 30.2(a)(1)(iv), any export shipment requiring a U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) license or that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) must … Continue reading

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