Yearly Archives: 2012

globalEDGE: A World of Resources, A World of Opportunities!



By: Jade Sims, Michigan State University International Business Center If you are like most business owners in the United States, you are constantly working to target the best opportunities for your firm within the constraints of more and more limited … Continue reading

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Other Countries Have Exporter Data Too??



By: Ryan Coleman The process of linking trade data to business statistics is the nuts and bolts of creating our Profile of U.S. Importing and Exporting Companies. You may already be familiar with our Profile (just in case you aren’t: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/Press-Release/edb/2009/index.html) … Continue reading

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Trade Term: USPPI



Throughout the export community, trade terminology runs rampant. A FPPI places an order with a USPPI who prepares an EEI and files via AES then provides an ITN to CBP and does the hokey pokey and turns himself around and … Continue reading

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Record Goods and Services Trade in 2011



  By: Fay Johnson First, let’s take a quick look at the trade numbers for December 2011.  For December, the trade deficit in goods and services increased to $48.8 billion from $47.1 billion (revised) in November, as imports increased $3.0 … Continue reading

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Record Success for USA Pavilion at Arab Health 2012



Last week the Arab Health 2012 was held. This is the largest medical products and services show in the Middle East (second only to Medica in the world). The show welcomed around 200 U.S. exhibitors, including 150 in the USA … Continue reading

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I’ve never seen this pop-up before? Did the system change?



By: Eric Gauthier As previously mentioned, AESDirect has a new platform and new servers. As part of the transition process, some changes were made to the checks and validations in AESDirect. Let’s take a look at changes that have generated the … Continue reading

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National Export Initiative Priority Markets: Vietnam



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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U.S. Trade Deficit Increases in November



By: Janet Freas A decrease in November exports and an increase in imports resulted in a rise in the Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services to $47.8 billion compared to $43.3 billion (revised) in October. November exports, $177.8 … Continue reading

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Important Pop-Ups in AESDirect



By: Nidaal Jubran  Filers that transmit Electronic Export Information (EEI) through the AESDirect system must wait for the automated response with their Internal Transaction Number. Sometimes, the response never comes through. Most of the time this can be resolved in … Continue reading

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