Yearly Archives: 2013

Compliance and Confidentiality: Acquiring your Export Data



By: Shannon Barley Exporting companies can contact the Census Bureau to request their Electronic Export Information (EEI) at any time. Have you ever wondered if your EEI is protected from the eyes of others? We are here to help you … Continue reading

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Meet Your Senior Foreign Trade Advisor



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 … Continue reading

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Voluntary Self Disclosures: Help us Help you!



By: Autumn Banks A Voluntary Self-Disclosure (VSD) is when companies willingly disclose a violation or a suspected violation of the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). This disclosure is accompanied by the corrective actions taken in AES, it means you must correct … Continue reading

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Trade Deficit Decreased in 2012



By: Lam Nguyen & Kevin Yang The Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $540.4 billion in 2012 from $559.9 billion in 2011.  Exports increased $92.6 billion to $2,195.9 billion in 2012, with increases of $33.7 billion … Continue reading

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Gold Key: The Match.com of Exporting



By: Iris Kapo,  International Trade Specialist  U.S. Commercial Service Philadelphia Are you interested in exporting to a new market? Need help finding the best overseas business partner? The U.S. Commercial Service’s Gold Key business matchmaking service does exactly that. The … Continue reading

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The Sandy Effect



By: Jeff McHugh In case you missed it, at the beginning of December Stephen wrote an interesting post on what kind of an effect a hurricane can have on trade. He pointed to some interesting statistics from 2005, which show … Continue reading

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Commodity Spotlight: WINE EXPORTS



By: Daniel Cariello Forget tea! Great Britain and Canada are thirsty for U.S. Wine! From the rolling hills of Napa Valley to the deep ravines of the Finger Lakes, wineries across the country have been increasing their efforts to expand sales … Continue reading

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Trade Grows in November



By: Sean Kline Overall, the deficit of goods and services increased to $48.7 billion in November from $42.1 billion in October (revised). Exports increased to $182.6 billion in November from $180.8 billion in October (revised). Exports saw the largest increases … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!



By: Stephen Jackson On behalf of the Global Reach Blog Managers and the Foreign Trade Division (FTD) of the United States Census Bureau, we would like to say Happy New Year! We hope that you have enjoyed your holiday season … Continue reading

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