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Happy 100th Anniversary Panama Canal!



By: Anna Owens Hi Trade Community! Let me introduce myself… My name is Anna Owens, the latest addition to the Foreign Trade Division’s Regulations, Outreach and Education Branch. Our team focuses on reaching out to you, the trade community. Feel … Continue reading

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Why Tap into International Markets?



By: Omari Wooden Why tap into international markets? Bottom line: exporting increases your sales and competitiveness. In 2013, American exports rose to $2.3 trillion. Don’t miss out! If you’re not sure where to start, the best bet is to look … Continue reading

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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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U.S. Working with Canada to Improve Trade Statistics!



By: Melissa Scott In my previous post, The United States – Canada Data Exchange, we went over the agreement between the U.S. and Canada to exchange import statistics. Let’s now talk briefly about the operations involved in the data exchange that help … Continue reading

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Can the U.S. Customs Broker be the USPPI?



By: Melannie Belton Did you know that the U.S. Customs Broker can be listed as the USPPI when reporting export information  in the AES? Well, as Sean mentioned in his October 13, 2010 blog entitled “Who is the USPPI Anyway?“  the U.S. … Continue reading

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Get Ready to Floss



By: Terri Long Do you remember your last visit to the dentist’s office? Dentist: I noticed a bit of plaque build-up. Have you been flossing twice a day? (awkward silence) You: Um… I ran out and I just can’t find any … Continue reading

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Are Your Rough Diamonds Kimberley Process Certified?



By: Erin Days Almost everyone loves a diamond whether it’s been cut and polished or still in its rough form. However, those beautiful diamonds can go through an involved process before they are sent to your local jewelry store. If … 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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Visit the Census Bureau at ASBDC 2010



By: Joe Kafchinski If you are lucky enough to be attending the Association of Small Business Development Centers San Antonio on September 21 – 24, you will have a chance to visit with several members of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign … Continue reading

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