Yearly Archives: 2014

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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Watch our Free Webinar: Utilizing the Features in the AES



  On August 26, we held our 6th and FINAL webinar in The Basics of Export Compliance Summer Webinar Series, titled “Utilizing the Features in the AES”. An expert from the Automated Export System Branch (AESB) presented on the following … Continue reading

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What is the most common Compliance Alert that affects your AES compliance rate?



By: Eric Gauthier As a filer to the Automated Export System (AES), it is important to review the information in your monthly AES Compliance Report that is emailed to the account administrator. Filers need to make sure that the company is … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Anniversary Panama Canal!



By: Anna Owens Hi Trade Community! Let me introduce myself… My name is Anna Owens, the latest addition to the Foreign Trade Division’s Regulations, Outreach and Education Branch. Our team focuses on reaching out to you, the trade community. Feel … Continue reading

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Watch our FREE Webinar on Sanctions and Embargoes



On August 5, we held our 5th webinar in The Basics of Export Compliance Summer Webinar Series, titled “Sanctions and Embargoes: What it means to you?” An expert from the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) presented on the following … Continue reading

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June 2014, Second Month in a Row Trade Deficit Decreases



By: Henock Kebede The trade deficit in goods and services decreased for the second month in a row as it went down $3.1 billion to $41.5 billion. The decrease was driven by an increase of exports and a decrease of … Continue reading

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Choosing the Ultimate Consignee Type



By: Heather Hrytsyshyn You probably know that identifying the ultimate consignee in the Automated Export System (AES) is mandatory. However, did you realize that you need to select an ultimate consignee type? There are four types: direct consumer, government entity, … Continue reading

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Watch our FREE Webinar: International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)



On July 22, we held our 4th webinar in The Basics of Export Compliance Summer Webinar Series, which focused on the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and how to be compliant when exporting military items. If you missed it, … Continue reading

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