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International Trade University Webinar – FTR 101



On March 19, we held our 1st webinar in our International Trade University Webinar Series –FTR 101: Introduction to Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), which provided a general overview of the FTR. If you missed it, you can still benefit from … Continue reading

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International Trade University Webinar Series–Begins March 19



By: Anna Owens Our spring semester is about to begin! We will be hosting 10 FREE webinars that will give you targeted training on: Foreign Trade Regulations Automated Export System Guidance on classifying your product Bureau of Industry and Security’s 600 … Continue reading

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How trade stats can help US businesses expand abroad



By: Dale Kelly International markets provide an opportunity for U.S. businesses to increase sales and overall competitiveness, but knowing how to get started and learning about foreign markets can be daunting. The U.S. Census Bureau can help. Although known most … Continue reading

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Relocating Abroad?



By: Paula Barron If circumstances like school or work require you to relocate to a foreign country and you intend to take your household goods, you may be required to file in the Automated Export System (AES). The Foreign Trade … Continue reading

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New TradeSource Publication



The world economy has entered a new phase since the ups and downs of the global financial crisis of 2009. The U.S. economy is growing, and so is the world’s. In the not-so-distant past, good times at home often meant … Continue reading

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Fancy a Pint?



By: Stephen Jackson “He is a wise man who invented beer.” –Plato Some may have different views on beer, good or bad, it’s a national and international phenomenon. While I do not think many would argue with me about this … Continue reading

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Hot off the press!!! 2015 Training Schedule



By: Stephen Jackson The release of our 2015 AES Compliance Seminar and AESPcLink Workshop is here! What is an AES Compliance Seminar? The AES Compliance Seminar is an all day program where experts from the Census Bureau and Bureau of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Global Reach!



By: Rosanna Torres Five years ago, a small team at the Foreign Trade Division decided it was time to socialize the Census Bureau’s involvement in the trade industry through this blog.  We joined the social media revolution. Since then, the … Continue reading

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Determining Value & License Value



By: Daniel Cariello Are you in the business of exporting licensed shipments? It sure can be tricky! If you haven’t heard already, requirements for filing licensed goods in the Automated Export System (AES) recently changed.  In addition to reporting the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!



By: Stephen Jackson On behalf of the International Trade Management Division (ITMD) and the Economic Indicator Division (EID) of the U.S. Census Bureau, we would like to say Happy New Year! We hope that you have enjoyed your holiday season, … Continue reading

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