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What Is A Used Vehicle?



By: Eric Gauthier It is always a great moment when you buy a car. It does not matter if it’s used or the dream car that you always wanted since you were a kid. Even if it has over 100,000 miles, … Continue reading

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A Tool for Foreign Trade Zones



By: Archie Nelson If you want to know why Foreign-Trade Zone programs are important to the U.S. economy, try OFIS. OFIS stands for Online Foreign-Trade Zone Information System. The program was demonstrated at the 2012 National Association of Foreign Trade … Continue reading

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Mobile Application: America’s Economy



Snapshots of the Economy Download the America’s Economy mobile application! Get quick access to key indicators about the health of the U.S. economy via your mobile device. The app combines statistics from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis and … Continue reading

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Reuse of the Shipment Reference Number: Not Allowed



By: Nidaal Jubran Back in March 2011, I wrote Decoding the SRN. Let’s refresh our knowledge of the Shipment Reference Number (SRN) in the Automated Export System (AES). FTR Letter No. 2, is a memorandum that references Section 30.6(a)(19) of the … Continue reading

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June Trade Data



By: Fay Johnson For June 2012, the trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $42.9 billion from $48.0 billion (revised) in May, as imports decreased and exports increased. Exports increased to a record high of $185.0 billion, and imports decreased … Continue reading

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The Fundamentals of Exporting Webinar Series



The Foreign Trade Division is offering a free in-depth webinar series to provide you with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of exporting.   Do you want to learn how to classify your products? Are you overwhelmed by the terminology … Continue reading

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How to Benefit from Free Trade Agreements



By: Melissa Scott Many of you are probably aware that three free trade agreements (FTAs) were approved in October, 2011 – South Korea, Colombia and Panama. The U.S. – Korea FTA became effective March 15, 2012, and the U.S. – Colombia … Continue reading

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Trade Term: ITN



By: Terri Long In life when you travel the world, you need a passport to verify your identity. Your passport provides all of the necessary information that allows you to move from country to country. The same kind of verification is … Continue reading

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Trade Term: EEI



By: Omari Wooden I have been with the Foreign Trade Division for close to 15 years, which means I know a ton of acronyms that are frequently used in the trade community. Actually, I could have an entire conversation using several … Continue reading

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Clarification to October 2010 Newsletter – DSP-5 licenses in the AES



By: Omari Wooden Based on the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) section 30.2(a)(1)(iv), any export shipment requiring a U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) license or that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) must … Continue reading

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