Yearly Archives: 2014

Let me check my Calendar…



By: Global Reach Managers How many times have we heard or said this famous phrase? I know for me, it is hard to count the number of calendars I have to look at on a daily basis. Between personal calendars, … Continue reading

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AES Filing: Plan for the Unexpected



By: Keith M Jones If your commercial software or in-house programmed software becomes inoperative, you must find another way to report your EEI to stay in compliance with the Foreign Trade Regulations. Remember, the AES Downtime Policy applies only when … Continue reading

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Get the most out of Shipment Manager!



By: Eric Gauthier Have you heard about Shipment Manager on AESDirect? Shipment Manager allows you to quickly view previously reported shipments, as well as keep track of all of the shipment responses you have received. Let’s take a look at … Continue reading

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Commodity Spotlight: Diamonds



By: Christine Higgins We all know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but did you know that the United States imports billions (yes, billions with a B!) of dollars worth of diamonds every year? How many diamonds? The United … Continue reading

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August 2014, Trade Deficit Decreases



By: Henock Kebede The trade deficit in goods and services decreased by $0.2 billion to $40.1 billion in August. A slightly larger increase in exports of $0.4 billion (to $198.5 billion) than imports of $0.2 billion (to $238.6 billion) drove … Continue reading

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Introducing the International Trade Management Division



By:Dale Kelly We are changing… but we’re also staying the same. On September 22nd, the Foreign Trade Division officially became the International Trade Management Division (ITMD). Bill Bostic, Associate Director of Economic Programs, and other leaders at the Census Bureau … Continue reading

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End of Informed Compliance Webinar



By: Anna Owens Time is ticking away. It may seem like just yesterday when the Final Rule was published. However, in about a week, informed compliance will be over. My question for you…Are you ready for the big day? Here’s … Continue reading

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Trade Term: SCAC & IATA



By: Kenny Mayo The Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) code are used to identify the carrier that transports the goods out of the United States. Before selecting a carrier code it is important to … Continue reading

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2014 FTD Customer Service Survey



By: Vecoya Greene It’s that time again! Time for you to tell us how to improve our customer service. The 2014 Foreign Trade Division Customer Service Survey is now available and we would like you to participate. If you used … Continue reading

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July 2014, Trade Deficit Decreases



By: Carlann Unger Balance of Payments Basis The trade deficit in goods and services continued to decrease for the third month, dropping $0.3 billion to $40.5 billion. A slightly larger increase in exports of $1.8 billion (to $198.0 billion) than … Continue reading

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