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A Look into Foreign Trade Zones



By: Michael Simmons What are Foreign Trade Zones? Why Foreign Trade Zones? If you’ve thought about expanding your trade efforts, there are many advantages for using or operating a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ). You can ship, store, assemble, or manufacture … 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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Nature Strikes Again. What Does That Mean for Trade?



By: Stephen Jackson It is incredible to see the impact that a single storm can make on an area. What might be just as impressive is the immediate effect it can have on Trade. It will inevitably take some time … 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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Record Goods and Services Trade in 2011



  By: Fay Johnson First, let’s take a quick look at the trade numbers for December 2011.  For December, the trade deficit in goods and services increased to $48.8 billion from $47.1 billion (revised) in November, as imports increased $3.0 … Continue reading

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U.S. Trade Deficit Increases in November



By: Janet Freas A decrease in November exports and an increase in imports resulted in a rise in the Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services to $47.8 billion compared to $43.3 billion (revised) in October. November exports, $177.8 … 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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April Trade Data Released



The Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $40.3 billion in April from $40.0 billion (revised) in March, as exports decreased more than imports.
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March Trade Data Released



The Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $40.4 billion in March from $39.4 billion (revised) in February, as imports increased more than exports. March 2010 exports are up $25.0 billion (20.4%) and imports are up $36.6 billion (24.2%) compared with March 2009.
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