Yearly Archives: 2013

Commodity Spotlight: U.S. Military Exports



By: Chuck Avery One interesting aspect of U.S. trade is the export of military goods.* This trade increased over the last decade from $8.3 billion in 2002 to a peak value of $18.8 billion in 2012. Note that this does … Continue reading

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United States Postal Service Exemption Codes



By: Thomas White Do you have a holiday package you need to ship out of the country? Here’s what to do if you are using the United States Postal Service (USPS) website. When you visit USPS.com, it gives several options … Continue reading

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Trade Deficit Decreases in October



By Shannon O’Brien and John Sperry In October, the Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $40.6 billion as exports increased more than imports. Exports increased to a record high $192.7 billion in October led by an … Continue reading

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Doing Business in China 101



By: Iris Kapo, International Trade Specialist, US Commercial Service Specialists from the Commercial Service can help you overcome challenges in the market and reach specific goals. Below are some tidbits of knowledge that stemmed from this year’s American Association of … Continue reading

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How Much Of Our Exports Come From Manufacturing?



Made in the U.S.A. With almost 300,000 establishments and 11 million employees, manufacturing plays a major role in the nation’s economy. So much so that about 6 in 10 U.S. export dollars come from manufacturers. Click on the Infographic below … Continue reading

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Trade Deficit Grows in September



By: Shannon O’Brien In September, the Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $41.8 as exports decreased and imports increased. Exports decreased to $188.9 billion in September led by a $1.3 billion decrease in industrial supplies and … Continue reading

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ALERT! Delay of the effective date for changes to the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR)



By: Daniel Cariello Fresh off the press today, the FTR final rule, published on March 14, 2013, will now be effective April 5, 2014. Previously it was scheduled to take effect on January 8, 2014. Additionally, the Office of Management … Continue reading

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Watch a Free Webinar Series!



Recognize this Picture? No, it’s not a game but we do hope that you recognize the image from our Go Global Webinar Series. Yesterday we held our last webinar of the series. Throughout the 11 presentations we learned how government … Continue reading

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Record Retention



By: Brenda Jeffries We have received several inquiries from the trade community regarding the requirements for retaining export information. Every party involved in an export transaction (owners and operators of the export carriers, USPPIs, FPPIs and /or authorized agents) should … Continue reading

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August Accelerates Automotive Exports



By: John Sperry In August, the Nation’s international trade deficit increased to $38.8 billion from $38.6 billion in July (revised), as imports increased and exports declined.  Imports increased slightly to $228.0 billion, primarily due to increases in capital goods ($1.0 billion).  … Continue reading

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