Category Archives: Foreign Trade Regulations

Shipping Goods from a Foreign Trade Zone to Puerto Rico



By: Katrina R. King Cars and car parts, pharmaceuticals, electronics, machine parts, clothing articles, wine and spirits are all examples of goods that are withdrawn from a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) and shipped to various places including Puerto Rico on … Continue reading

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A Sigh of Relief…180 Day Grace Period for the Revisions to the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR)



By: Daniel Cariello The new export reporting requirements have captured the attention of both experienced and non-experienced exporters. Between new exemptions, deleted exemptions, new definitions, modified language… it can all seem a bit daunting at first. To help you out, … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Out on the Advanced Export Information (AEI) Pilot Program



By: Sean Kline The Census Bureau just announced its Advanced Export Information (AEI) pilot program via a federal register notice. The AEI pilot is a voluntary program that enables U.S. Principal Parties in Interests (USPPIs) to obtain an Internal Transaction … Continue reading

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United States Postal Service Exemption Codes



By: Thomas White Do you have a holiday package you need to ship out of the country? Here’s what to do if you are using the United States Postal Service (USPS) website. When you visit USPS.com, it gives several options … Continue reading

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ALERT! Delay of the effective date for changes to the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR)



By: Daniel Cariello Fresh off the press today, the FTR final rule, published on March 14, 2013, will now be effective April 5, 2014. Previously it was scheduled to take effect on January 8, 2014. Additionally, the Office of Management … Continue reading

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Watch a Free Webinar Series!



Recognize this Picture? No, it’s not a game but we do hope that you recognize the image from our Go Global Webinar Series. Yesterday we held our last webinar of the series. Throughout the 11 presentations we learned how government … Continue reading

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Record Retention



By: Brenda Jeffries We have received several inquiries from the trade community regarding the requirements for retaining export information. Every party involved in an export transaction (owners and operators of the export carriers, USPPIs, FPPIs and /or authorized agents) should … Continue reading

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Why are Export Statistics and the Foreign Trade Regulations Important To You?



By: Sean Kline Why are export statistics important to the average person? The average person in America may not find export statistics relevant. What they may not realize is that the balance of trade (as presented in the U.S. International … Continue reading

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How to Report Discounts in the Automated Export System



By: Josefina Hicho Whether you are a buyer or a seller, who doesn’t love a great deal? Despite their benefit, not all discounts are considered equal when it comes to reporting the value in the AES. The Foreign Trade Regulations … Continue reading

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My Vacation in the Virgin Islands is Over. How Do I Declare My Goods?



By: Clara Santiago The Caribbean is an excellent place to spend the rainy days of spring. Don’t let your vacation be ruined by not being able to take your recently purchased goods with you! If your shipment is leaving the … Continue reading

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