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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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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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Commodity Spotlight: U.S. Military Exports



By: Chuck Avery One interesting aspect of U.S. trade is the export of military goods.* This trade increased over the last decade from $8.3 billion in 2002 to a peak value of $18.8 billion in 2012. Note that this does … Continue reading

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Simple Question, Big Impact – What is Your Port of Export?



By: Stephen Jackson The Port of Export is a four-digit code that identifies specific ports as listed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) where your shipment can leave the country. The Port of Export is a required field in the … Continue reading

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