Yearly Archives: 2014

U.S. International Trade deficit decreased in March 2014



By: Jason Jindrich In March, the Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services decreased $1.5 billion to $40.4 billion as exports increased more than imports, led by increases in exports of capital goods ($2.1 billion). Among the highlights, March … Continue reading

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What does the “AES Rehost” mean to you?



By: Omari Wooden Over the last few months, there have been numerous discussions about the changes to the Automated Export System (AES) and how it relates to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). More importantly, how do any of these changes … Continue reading

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Looking for new data categories?



By: Janet Freas Have you ever searched for data on a specific commodity and couldn’t find any? A goal of the HTS and Schedule B is to provide quantity and value data for businesses, policy makers, and researchers. Good data … Continue reading

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Shipping Goods from a Foreign Trade Zone to Puerto Rico



By: Katrina R. King Cars and car parts, pharmaceuticals, electronics, machine parts, clothing articles, wine and spirits are all examples of goods that are withdrawn from a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) and shipped to various places including Puerto Rico on … Continue reading

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Commodity Spotlight: Painting Exports



By: Heather Hrytsyshyn Recently, there has been a lot of attention on paintings fetching extremely high prices at auctions. Some of these paintings are exported once the sale is complete. In fact, the United States has exported an impressive $48.2 … Continue reading

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A Sigh of Relief…180 Day Grace Period for the Revisions to the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR)



By: Daniel Cariello The new export reporting requirements have captured the attention of both experienced and non-experienced exporters. Between new exemptions, deleted exemptions, new definitions, modified language… it can all seem a bit daunting at first. To help you out, … Continue reading

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Trade Deficit Increases in February



By: Joseph DeCampo and Shannon O’Brien In February, the Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and service increased to $42.3 billion as exports decreased and imports increased. Imports of services increased $0.8 billion from January to February. The increase was … Continue reading

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Why Tap into International Markets?



By: Omari Wooden Why tap into international markets? Bottom line: exporting increases your sales and competitiveness. In 2013, American exports rose to $2.3 trillion. Don’t miss out! If you’re not sure where to start, the best bet is to look … Continue reading

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DON’T File on a Hunch!



By: Nidaal Jubran and Clara E. Santiago-Bello When filing in AESDirect, you may be tempted to only fill out required data fields (marked in red) and ignore the conditional data fields (marked in blue). You may be surprised to know … Continue reading

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Time for Report Cards! – Your AES Compliance Report



By: Stephen Jackson First things first—if you file electronic export information (EEI) to the Automated Export System (AES) but have no clue about this “AES Compliance Report” that we’re talking about – CALL US NOW! (Okay, maybe read the blog … Continue reading

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