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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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Turkey Time!



By: Stephen Jackson Turkeys are closer than you think! The tradition of Thanksgiving dates back to the early 1600’s and is most notably remembered for 1621 when early Plymouth Colony settlers hosted a three-day feast. On Oct. 3rd 1863 President … Continue reading

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Reporting Gold Dore in the Automated Export System (AES)



By: Byron Raney All that glitters is not necessarily 100% pure gold.  Gold dore is a semi-pure alloy, which is a mixture of different kinds of metals.  How you report gold dore in the Automated Export System (AES) depends on … Continue reading

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Let me check my Calendar…



By: Global Reach Managers How many times have we heard or said this famous phrase? I know for me, it is hard to count the number of calendars I have to look at on a daily basis. Between personal calendars, … Continue reading

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Commodity Spotlight: Diamonds



By: Christine Higgins We all know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but did you know that the United States imports billions (yes, billions with a B!) of dollars worth of diamonds every year? How many diamonds? The United … Continue reading

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