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My Vacation in the Virgin Islands is Over. How Do I Declare My Goods?



By: Clara Santiago The Caribbean is an excellent place to spend the rainy days of spring. Don’t let your vacation be ruined by not being able to take your recently purchased goods with you! If your shipment is leaving the … Continue reading

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Video Contest!



Guest Post from the Small Business Administration Submit Your Export Story For a Chance to Win $10,000! The U.S. Small Business Administration is partnering with VISA USA to sponsor a video contest on Exporting Successes. Videos must highlight best accounting … Continue reading

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Using the Downtime Policy



By: Rosanna Torres On Sunday March 24, 2013 we activated the AES Downtime Policy for AESDirect filers only.  What does that mean? The Downtime Policy is used instead of an ITN Number when there is an AES outage or when … Continue reading

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Gold Key: The Match.com of Exporting



By: Iris Kapo,  International Trade Specialist  U.S. Commercial Service Philadelphia Are you interested in exporting to a new market? Need help finding the best overseas business partner? The U.S. Commercial Service’s Gold Key business matchmaking service does exactly that. The … Continue reading

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Nature Strikes Again. What Does That Mean for Trade?



By: Stephen Jackson It is incredible to see the impact that a single storm can make on an area. What might be just as impressive is the immediate effect it can have on Trade. It will inevitably take some time … Continue reading

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Trade Term: Harmonized System



By: John Sperry Though I joined the Foreign Trade Division in July, I still find myself exposed to new trade terms. During my first assignment to learn how to use USA Trade Online (UTO), I was introduced to this month’s … Continue reading

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Getting Your Trade Data Sooner!!!



By: Melissa Scott The U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division is pleased to announce that you will be getting your trade data sooner! Beginning in March 2013 with the January 2013 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services (FT-900) report, monthly … Continue reading

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Trade Term: Schedule B



By: Bibi Khan You went to mail a shipment and your carrier asked you to provide them a Schedule B number. What is that? A Schedule B number is a 10-digit number used in the United States to classify physical … Continue reading

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Survey Says…



By: Stephen Jackson Tell Us What You Think! Just a few weeks ago we sent out the 2012 Foreign Trade Division Customer Service Survey. Through this survey, we find out what you think about our customer support tools and services. … Continue reading

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Survey of Business Owners, Meet the Profile.



By: Ryan Coleman Just recently I learned that in 2007, out of a sample of 198,081 exporting firms (there were 268,526 identified exporters that year), 81.1 percent of the total export value by Hispanic-owned firms within this sample was accounted for … Continue reading

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