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Goods and Services Deficit Increased in May 2015



The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $41.9 billion in May, up $1.2 billion from $40.7 billion in April, revised. May exports … Continue reading

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International Trade University Webinar – FTR 301



On April 30, we held the fourth webinar in our International Trade University Webinar Series — FTR 301: Types of Export Transactions. Don’t worry if you missed it! You can still benefit from our new information-packed webinar. Click to watch … 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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Trade Term: Harmonized System



By: John Sperry Though I joined the Foreign Trade Division in July, I still find myself exposed to new trade terms. During my first assignment to learn how to use USA Trade Online (UTO), I was introduced to this month’s … Continue reading

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Trade Term: FTR



By: Omari Wooden In the Trade Term: EEI, I talked about all the different types of acronyms used in the export trade community. Some of you may still be trying to decipher that acronym-heavy sentence. This leads me to the Trade … Continue reading

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National Export Initiative Priority Markets: Indonesia



The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in … Continue reading

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Why Did I Get a Verify Message?



By: Eric Gauthier In previous blog postings we have talked about Fatal Error and Compliance Alert response messages, but there’s another type of message that gets a lot of attention, VERIFY. This means certain fields reported in the Electronic Export Information … Continue reading

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The United States – Canada Data Exchange



By: Melissa Scott The United States and Canada enjoy an economic partnership unique in the world. The two nations  share the world’s largest and most comprehensive trading relationship. Did you know that the two countries also share an agreement to exchange … Continue reading

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Connecting With You Virtually – Webinars



By: Josephine Ocheni Do you want more clarification on classifying goods or using our new enhanced search engine? Do you qualify as an individual whose learning style is both visual and auditory but you cannot make it out to one of … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Economic Database Search



In one location, get the economic indicators.  Currently, the Economic Indicator Database Search has for the Trade Balance, Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade, and Services with more indicators to come.  This convenient and easy-to-use search allows you to quickly access data for … Continue reading

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