Webinar Q&A: Labeling Apparel – Getting it Right!

Posted by Robin Grover on Fri, Jul, 29 2016 @ 9:00 AM

On July 12th, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy broadcasted a webinar on Labeling Apparel – Getting it Right! Our presenter, Robin Grover from Amber Road, received several questions throughout the webinar and unfortunately did not have time to address them all during the live broadcast. We have compiled his answers into a Q&A document - here is a preview:

Are there specific guidelines for faux fur labeling?

The FTC does not require faux (also called “artificial” or “fake” fur) to be labeled since it has no actual fur content[1].   Several states, however, have adopted their own regulations which mandate that if an item appears to be fur but does not so qualify the product’s label must both state that it is “faux fur” and specify the actual fiber content. As a consequence, many major U.S. retailers of artificial furs and the suppliers of such products to them will require the inclusion of a faux fur label in all such products instead of maintaining two sets of faux fur inventory.  It proves costly to maintain one set of such product inventory to be sold in states with faux fur labeling requirements and another set of inventory destined for states that do not have faux fur labeling mandates.  Those state regulations requiring the labeling of so-called “faux fur” or “artificial fur” products have been enacted by: Delaware; Massachusetts; New Jersey; New York; Wisconsin.

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance

Webinar: Food Safety Modernization Act - Are You Prepared?

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Thu, Jul, 28 2016 @ 9:00 AM

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a legislative mandate to require comprehensive, preventive-based controls across the supply chain. The Food Modernization Act (FSMA) requires enhanced oversight of suppliers, with greater auditing responsibilities for the USA-based importer.

Join Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy for a complimentary webinar entitled Food Safety Modernization Act – Are You Prepared?, broadcasting live on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 2PM EDT. During this webinar, Suzanne Richer, Director of Amber Road’s Trade Advisory Practice, will provide an in-depth overview of FSMA, requirements for record-keeping, and how to leverage technology to optimize supply chain traceability.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Import Management, Import Compliance, Global Trade Academy

Webinar Q&A: The British Vote Brexit: How Will This Impact Global Trade in EU and US Companies?

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Wed, Jul, 27 2016 @ 10:04 AM

Earlier this month, Amber Road's Global Trade Academy broadcasted a webinar The British Vote Brexit: How Will This Impact Global Trade in EU and US Companies? Our presenter, Arne Mielken, Senior Trade Specialist at Amber Road, European Union received several questions throughout the webinar. Unfortunately they did not have time to address them all during the live broadcast. We have compiled their answers into a Q&A document - here is a preview:

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Topics: Global Knowledge, Global Trade Academy

And the Survey Says…! Global Sourcing Shifts in 2016

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Tue, Jul, 26 2016 @ 9:00 AM

It’s no secret that puzzling shifts to the retail landscape have some companies on edge. Sourcing executives are under intense pressure to remain relevant and deliver exciting products to consumers while struggling with declining foot traffic, global competition, and even bankruptcy. Uncertainty also surrounds the U.S. presidential race, which could impact global trade, jobs, businesses, and consumer spending. 

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Topics: Sourcing Optimization, Global Trade Management, Global Supply Chain

The New GTM: Connecting Upstream Decisions to Improve Downstream Execution

Posted by Joe Gabro on Mon, Jul, 25 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Although many companies are engaged in global trade, that doesn’t mean they are getting the most out of their processes or technology systems designed to streamline international business. The new GTM recognizes the increasing complexity involved in global trade, and the need to encompass design, production, and global sourcing decisions as part of the end-to-end scope.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Sourcing Optimization, GTM Best Practices, Global Trade Management

Fundamentals of Centralized Global Trade Compliance

Posted by Mollie Leon on Mon, Jul, 18 2016 @ 8:52 AM

The field of global trade compliance requires a combination of centralized reporting and distributed execution. This allows organizations to benefit from unified policies, control, and measurement while maintaining agility to implement compliance activities and processes that vary greatly across different geographies and product domains. 

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Topics: Import Management, Export Management, Global Trade Management, Export Compliance

Webinar Q&A: Framing the Total Landed Cost Picture

Posted by Suzanne Richer on Fri, Jul, 15 2016 @ 1:43 PM

On June 21st, Amber Road in conjunction with American Shipper broadcasted a webinar entitled, Framing the Total Landed Cost Picture. Our presenters, Suzanne Richer and Phanibhushan Reddy from Amber Road, received several questions throughout the webinar, but unfortunately we did not have time to address them all during the live broadcast. We have compiled their answers into a Q&A document - here is a preview:

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Topics: Landed Cost Calculation, Duty Management, Foreign-Trade Zones, Trade Agreements

Webinar Q&A: WCO 2017 HS Changes: Is Your Company Prepared?

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Thu, Jul, 14 2016 @ 1:47 PM

Last month, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy broadcasted a webinar WCO 2017 HS Changes: Is your Company Prepared? Our presenters, Kristine Bols, Director of Global Trade Content at Amber Road and Suzanne Richer, Director of Amber Road’s Trade Advisory Practice, received several questions throughout the webinar. Unfortunately they did not have time to address them all during the live broadcast. We have compiled their answers into a Q&A document - here is a preview:

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Topics: Product Classification, Export Compliance, Global Trade Academy

T-TIP: The Impact On Footwear

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Thu, Jul, 14 2016 @ 9:21 AM

Next week, Amber Road will sponsor the FDRA Sourcing Intelligence Summit in New York City on July 18-19. This full-day summit at the New York Stock Exchange will explore global footwear sourcing, supply chain and factory compliance issues and trends, including T-TIP. Industry executives and other experts will share their insights through featured keynotes as well as panels covering specific countries and issues.

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Topics: Import Management, Trade Agreements

Webinar - Connect the Sourcing Silo: How Technology Feeds Sourcing and Logistics Collaboration

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Wed, Jul, 13 2016 @ 3:00 PM

Product development and sourcing is inextricably linked to the downstream supply chain activities that follow, like trade compliance and logistics. But these functions have traditionally been siloed – sourcing teams going about their jobs independent of the impact on trade compliance and logistics teams, and vice versa. 

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Sourcing Optimization, Sourcing Analysis, Global Trade Management