Yearly Archives: 2014

Commodity Spotlight: Cotton



By: Mayumi Escalante Cotton swabs, blue jeans, sewing thread, t-shirts, bed sheets. What do these products have in common? They all are made from cotton. The U.S. Census Bureau is the source of detailed export and import statistics on finished … Continue reading

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The Basics of Export Compliance – Summer Webinar Series begins June 10th



By: Josefina Hicho We are pleased to announce that we are hosting free webinars on the basics of export compliance from June 10 through August 26. We collaborated with other government agencies to bring you the latest information on exporting, … Continue reading

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U.S. International Trade Deficit Increases in April



By: Henock Kebede The trade deficit in goods and services increased $3 billion to $47.2 billion in April.  This reflects a decrease in exports by $0.3 billion to $193.3 billion, and an increase in imports of $2.7 billion to a … Continue reading

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Kilograms? Dozens? Gallons? What to Report as the Unit of Measure



By: Clara Santiago-Bello Reporting the correct unit of measure in the Automated Export System (AES) is important for producing quality data. According to the Statistical Classification of Domestic and Foreign Commodities Exported from the United States (Schedule B), the AES … Continue reading

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Exporting Vehicles to Canada



  By: Autumn Banks Are you exporting a used self-propelled vehicle to Canada? Did you know that you are now required to file export information on your vehicle to the Automated Export System (AES)? Do you need help understanding this … Continue reading

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State Export Data



By: Caribert Irazi Our monthly report on U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services is called the FT-900. The report includes import and export data on trade between the United States and foreign countries. While the data in the report … Continue reading

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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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