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How Does the Manufacturing Industry Contribute to International Trade?



Written by: Steven Finkelstein, International Trade Macro Analysis Branch Manufacturing Day is almost here! This is the time to celebrate manufacturing in all facets of society. In particular, let’s zoom in on international trade and how the manufacturing industry impacts … Continue reading

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Export Classification Codes Part 1: Mixtures



By: Crystal Carmon, Micro Analysis Branch Have you ever had a question about the proper way to classify exports? With mixtures, kits, and parts, correctly classifying products can be especially tricky. This is the first of three blogs that will try … Continue reading

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Collaboration Crushes Trade Fraud



Guest Post from Customs and Border Protection The Census Bureau periodically works with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to communicate important information to the trade community. Here is one of a series of posts that provides this information. Have you … Continue reading

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How Do You Report Consolidated Shipments in the AES?



By: Shannon Barley This blog is intended to help exporters file the AES record and use the “One Rule” to determine if goods make up one or multiple shipments. Let’s use a simple scenario to walk you through the necessary … Continue reading

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International Trade University Webinar – FTR 201



On April 2, we held the second webinar in our International Trade University Webinar Series — FTR 201: Filing Requirements. Don’t worry if you missed it! You can still benefit from our new information-packed webinar. Click to watch the FREE e-training … 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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November 2014, Trade Deficit Decreased



By: Carlann Unger The trade deficit in goods and services continued to decrease. In November, the deficit was $39.0 billion, down $3.2 billion from October. The decrease in the deficit reflects a $2.0 billion decrease in exports and a larger … 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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Introducing the International Trade Management Division



By:Dale Kelly We are changing… but we’re also staying the same. On September 22nd, the Foreign Trade Division officially became the International Trade Management Division (ITMD). Bill Bostic, Associate Director of Economic Programs, and other leaders at the Census Bureau … Continue reading

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2014 FTD Customer Service Survey



By: Vecoya Greene It’s that time again! Time for you to tell us how to improve our customer service. The 2014 Foreign Trade Division Customer Service Survey is now available and we would like you to participate. If you used … Continue reading

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