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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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It’s so hard to say goodbye…



By: Omari Wooden After 36 years of civil service at the U.S Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Joe Cortez is retiring at the end of the year. Joe worked on three decennial censuses but for the last 12 years, he … Continue reading

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NEW: The Manufacturing and International Trade Report



By: Rebecca DeNale On December 18, 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2012 Manufacturing and International Trade Report (MITR) . This new annual report contains manufacturing data on the value of product shipments. The data are published on a … Continue reading

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I do not own a company. How can I register for AESDirect?



By: Eric Gauthier The holidays are fast approaching and you are trying to send one of those new electronic devices to a relative out of the United States. You go to your post office and they tell you that since … Continue reading

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