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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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Commodity Spotlight: Painting Exports



By: Heather Hrytsyshyn Recently, there has been a lot of attention on paintings fetching extremely high prices at auctions. Some of these paintings are exported once the sale is complete. In fact, the United States has exported an impressive $48.2 … Continue reading

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Watch a Free Webinar: Trade Financing Part I



By: Omari Wooden Yesterday we held the sixth webinar of the Go Global series focusing on: “Trade Financing: Part I”. Learn more about the financing options to get started. Working capital is available under a U.S. government-guaranteed loan program or as a … Continue reading

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Find Buyers and Make Contacts Abroad: How the Foreign Agricultural Service Can Help



By: Omari Wooden The fifth Go Global webinar was held last week, focusing on: “Finding Buyers and Making Contacts: Part II”. You can access the webinar here. Learn about the services the Foreign Agricultural Service offers you for the export … Continue reading

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June Trade Data



By: Fay Johnson For June 2012, the trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $42.9 billion from $48.0 billion (revised) in May, as imports decreased and exports increased. Exports increased to a record high of $185.0 billion, and imports decreased … Continue reading

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Featured Videos: Registering for and Filing A Shipment Using AESDirect



    These videos are taken from a series of Export Videos produced jointly by the US Census Bureau and International Trade Administration of the US Department of Commerce.  To view a complete list of all our videos, go to … Continue reading

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Understanding Basic Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) License Requirements



By: Nidaal Jubran Only a small percentage of U.S. exports require a license from a licensing agency. One of these  agencies is the State Department, specifically the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, deals primarily with military items and weapons. If your … Continue reading

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Exporting Software: To file or not to file, Part 1



By: Omari Wooden The Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) mandates the filing of Electronic Export Information (EEI) in the Automated Export System (AES) for shipments of physical goods. The key word here is “physical.” In order for an item or product to be … Continue reading

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Who is the USPPI Anyway?



By: Sean Kline Determining who the USPPI is in an export transaction can be challenging at times. There are five different parties that can be the USPPI. Those parties include: U.S. Seller U.S. Manufacturer U.S. Order Party U.S. Customs Broker Foreign … Continue reading

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How do I get a Schedule B?



By: Justin Jenkins How easy is it to purchase a car? There are so many kinds of cars and options available. First you have to decide whether you want a coupe, sedan, van, or SUV. Then you have to choose … Continue reading

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