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Watch a Free Webinar: Trade Financing Part 2



By: Omari Wooden Learn about the financing options available to help you start exporting with our seventh webinar of the Go Global series,  Trade Financing: Part 2. Working capital is available under a U.S. government-guaranteed loan program or as a direct loan … Continue reading

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Caution: HOT Commodity!



By: Stephen Jackson What do people need most to get work done? COFFEE! I personally love coffee. No matter what the time of day or where it comes from, there’s nothing like a fresh cup of coffee! A cup of … Continue reading

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Use Data To Pick Your Next Market



By: Omari Wooden If you want to start exporting, but not sure where to start, you should tune in to the Go Global Webinar Series. The Census Bureau partnered with other government agencies to bring to you the resources available … Continue reading

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Compliance and Confidentiality: Acquiring your Export Data



By: Shannon Barley Exporting companies can contact the Census Bureau to request their Electronic Export Information (EEI) at any time. Have you ever wondered if your EEI is protected from the eyes of others? We are here to help you … Continue reading

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Meet Your Senior Foreign Trade Advisor



By: Omari Wooden Allow me to reintroduce myself… My name is Omari Wooden, Senior Foreign Trade Advisor at the US Census Bureau. You may recognize me from my previous role as the Trade Ombudsman. As the Ombudsman (om-bud dz-man) I … Continue reading

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Voluntary Self Disclosures: Help us Help you!



By: Autumn Banks A Voluntary Self-Disclosure (VSD) is when companies willingly disclose a violation or a suspected violation of the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). This disclosure is accompanied by the corrective actions taken in AES, it means you must correct … Continue reading

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The Sandy Effect



By: Jeff McHugh In case you missed it, at the beginning of December Stephen wrote an interesting post on what kind of an effect a hurricane can have on trade. He pointed to some interesting statistics from 2005, which show … Continue reading

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Commodity Spotlight: WINE EXPORTS



By: Daniel Cariello Forget tea! Great Britain and Canada are thirsty for U.S. Wine! From the rolling hills of Napa Valley to the deep ravines of the Finger Lakes, wineries across the country have been increasing their efforts to expand sales … Continue reading

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