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Vroom…Auto Industry Shows Growth



By: Terri Long On October 4, 2011, the Full Report on Manufacturer’s Shipments, Inventories and Orders for August 2011 was released. Preliminary estimates show January – August 2011 shipments of transportation equipment were $365.8 billion, up 4.1% over the $351.3 billion … Continue reading

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Resources at AESDirect.gov



By: Nidaal Jubran When I first started in the Automated Export System branch of the Foreign Trade Division a little over a year ago, I found myself relying heavily on the information at our website in order to understand the nuances … Continue reading

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Proposed changes to the Foreign Trade Regulations



By: Omari Wooden On January 21, 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau issued the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR), also in pdf, for revisions to the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). Most of the clarifications and changes reflect a need to update the … Continue reading

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How to Write a (Simple) Export Plan



By: Guest Blogger Doug Barry, International Trade Administration Most small and midsize U.S. exporters do not have a written export plan. Maybe this is a big reason why, according to figures from the Small Business Administration, only one percent of … Continue reading

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Trade deficit decreases to $39.3 billion in November



By: Joe Kafchinski The U.S. international trade deficit decreased to $38.3 billion in November 2010 , as exports increased more than imports.  Exports increased 0.8% from October 2010 to $159.6 billion, and imports increased 0.6% to $198.0 billion.  The trade surplus … Continue reading

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Trade deficit decreases in October



By: Joe Kafchinski The U.S. international trade deficit Latest U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services Report , as exports increased and imports decreased.  Exports increased 3.2% from September 2010 to $158.7 billion, and imports decreased 0.8% to $197.4 billion. The … Continue reading

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February Trade Data Released



Monthly Overview:
The Nation’s international trade deficit increased to $39.7 billion in February from $37.0 billion (revised) in January, as imports increased more than exports.
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