Yearly Archives: 2014

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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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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