By: Omari Wooden
Allow me to reintroduce myself… My name is Omari Wooden, Senior Foreign Trade Advisor at the US Census Bureau. You may recognize me from my previous role as the Trade Ombudsman. As the Ombudsman (om-bud dz-man) I was a liaison between the export trade community and several Government agencies on a wide range of topics. Now, as the Senior Foreign Trade Advisor my primary responsibility is to oversee the outreach and marketing related to our trade statistics, Foreign Trade Regulations, and the Automated Export System.
So how can I help you?
- Educate U.S. businesses on how to use our trade statistics to expand into the global marketplace
- Respond to inquires covering a wide range of topics, from interpreting the FTR to utilizing USATradeOnline, the official online source for U.S. merchandise trade statistics.
- Coordinate training around the country to assist U.S. businesses with AES reporting, enforcement issues, classification tools, and other matters.
- Provide guidance and best practice recommendations on export compliance.
Feel free to contact me to discuss any of these issues… I look forward to working with you.