Yearly Archives: 2012

Survey of Business Owners, Meet the Profile.



By: Ryan Coleman Just recently I learned that in 2007, out of a sample of 198,081 exporting firms (there were 268,526 identified exporters that year), 81.1 percent of the total export value by Hispanic-owned firms within this sample was accounted for … Continue reading

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What Is A Used Vehicle?



By: Eric Gauthier It is always a great moment when you buy a car. It does not matter if it’s used or the dream car that you always wanted since you were a kid. Even if it has over 100,000 miles, … Continue reading

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A Tool for Foreign Trade Zones



By: Archie Nelson If you want to know why Foreign-Trade Zone programs are important to the U.S. economy, try OFIS. OFIS stands for Online Foreign-Trade Zone Information System. The program was demonstrated at the 2012 National Association of Foreign Trade … Continue reading

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July 2012 Trade Data



By: Jeff McHugh For July 2012, the trade deficit in goods and services increased to $42.0 billion from $41.9 billion (revised) in June, as exports decreased more than imports.  Exports decreased to $183.3 billion and imports decreased to $225.3 billion. … Continue reading

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Mobile Application: America’s Economy



Snapshots of the Economy Download the America’s Economy mobile application! Get quick access to key indicators about the health of the U.S. economy via your mobile device. The app combines statistics from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis and … Continue reading

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Reuse of the Shipment Reference Number: Not Allowed



By: Nidaal Jubran Back in March 2011, I wrote Decoding the SRN. Let’s refresh our knowledge of the Shipment Reference Number (SRN) in the Automated Export System (AES). FTR Letter No. 2, is a memorandum that references Section 30.6(a)(19) of the … Continue reading

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Trade Term: FTR



By: Omari Wooden In the Trade Term: EEI, I talked about all the different types of acronyms used in the export trade community. Some of you may still be trying to decipher that acronym-heavy sentence. This leads me to the Trade … Continue reading

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June Trade Data



By: Fay Johnson For June 2012, the trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $42.9 billion from $48.0 billion (revised) in May, as imports decreased and exports increased. Exports increased to a record high of $185.0 billion, and imports decreased … Continue reading

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The Fundamentals of Exporting Webinar Series



The Foreign Trade Division is offering a free in-depth webinar series to provide you with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of exporting.   Do you want to learn how to classify your products? Are you overwhelmed by the terminology … Continue reading

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Download The Exporter’s Toolkit



Find yourself going through a gazillion web pages just to find out the basics of exporting? It shouldn’t be that difficult. This is why we have compiled “The Exporter’s Toolkit”. This toolkit acts as a guide and includes a listing … Continue reading

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