Is Iran Open for Business?

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Wed, Feb, 10 2016 @ 10:2 AM

On January 16, 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency certified that Iran had implemented measures to curb its nuclear program. While the EU lifted most of its sanctions, the U.S. provided modest relief in the form of lifting "secondary” trade sanctions directed toward non- U.S. persons and de-listing certain Iranian persons and companies.

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Topics: Webinars, Export Compliance

Heraeus Centralizes Global Product Master Data with Amber Road

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Tue, Feb, 9 2016 @ 9:53 AM

Product classification forms the basis for nearly every export/import control, tax, tariff, and fee imposed by Customs and other governmental authorities worldwide. Choosing the correct product classification code is critical for export compliance and for accurate payment of import duties at the port of entry. For this reason, Heraeus, a leading Germany-headquartered technology company, has implemented Amber Road's Global Product Master solution. With this solution, the global precious metals and technology company embarks on its first step to a full export controls program.

A 165-year-old family-owned company, Heraeus greatly expanded its international operations into 11 global business units. To support its international growth, Heraeus established a long-term global trade management strategy, starting with an overhaul of its product classification processes.

The Amber Road solution will centralize product classification for the global group, replacing largely manual classification processes handled ad-hoc by the various business units.  Global Product Master provides a central repository for all trade related attributes and is used to enforce trade policies, provide reporting, and power other trade solutions to automate cross-border transactions.

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Topics: Export Management, Product Classification, Export Compliance

Webinar Q&A: Updates to the United States’ Embargo on Cuba

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Fri, Feb, 5 2016 @ 10:51 AM

Last month, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy broadcasted a webinar Updates to the United States’ Embargo on Cuba. Our presenter, Robin Grover of Amber Road’s Trade Advisory Practice, received several questions throughout the webinar, but unfortunately he 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:

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Topics: Webinars, Export Compliance

Join Us to Learn About the Importance of Classifying Parts and Accessories

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Wed, Jan, 27 2016 @ 11:32 AM

The classification of parts requires a thorough understanding of the Harmonized Tariff Classification Schedule’s section and chapter notes. Classifiers are often challenged when a part can or cannot be classified in the machinery sections.

Join Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy for an upcoming webinar, Classification of Parts of General Use, Parts and Accessories, on Tuesday, February 9th at 2:00pm EST.

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance, webinar

Heightened Supply Chain Security: Is There a New Paradigm?

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Wed, Jan, 20 2016 @ 4:1 PM

Today, securing the global supply chain is integral to preserving both the lives of people around the world, and maintaining the stability of the global economy. For that reason, solutions and processes need to become part of the supply chain organization in order to protect against disruption.

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Topics: Retail, GTM Best Practices, Events, Global Supply Chain, Risk and Quality Management

Nexteer Enhances China Trade Management Capability with Amber Road

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Tue, Jan, 19 2016 @ 10:36 AM

Nexteer Automotive has expanded its use of Amber Road’s China Trade Management Solution (CTM) to automate compliance with China’s trade regulation regimes and enhance supply chain performance.

Nexteer is a multi-billion dollar global manufacturer of advanced steering and driveline products headquartered in Saginaw, Mich. The company has twenty-one manufacturing plants across the Americas, Europe and Asia and serves many of the world’s largest automakers.

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Topics: China Trade Management

Amber Road Named USFIA Innovation Partner Through 2017

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Mon, Jan, 18 2016 @ 1:48 PM

Amber Road is excited to announce the extension of the United States Fashion Industry Association’s (USFIA) Innovation Partnership into 2017. The USFIA and Amber Road partnership will help members understand the 21st century’s challenges to global trade management, as well as develop innovative ways to educate and train the industry and grow future global leaders.

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Topics: Retail, Global Trade Management Software, Global Supply Chain

Discover How Abbott Achieves Global Logistics Excellence

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Fri, Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:55 AM

It requires a tightly integrated operation to achieve efficiency and compliance, especially when maintaining a priority on delivery, quality, and support. Abbott has achieved this balance — the company’s operational excellence stems from aligning its KPIs with customer satisfaction.

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Import Compliance, Export Compliance, Supply Chain Excellence

Webinar Q&A: Valuation Essentials for Importing Into the US

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Mon, Jan, 11 2016 @ 4:26 PM

Last month, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy broadcasted a webinar Valuation Essentials for Importing Into the United States. Our presenter, Robin Grover of Amber Road’s Trade Advisory Practice, received several questions throughout the webinar, but unfortunately he 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:

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Topics: Webinars, Import Compliance

What Will Global Trade Management Look Like in 2016?

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Mon, Jan, 11 2016 @ 9:27 AM

The scope and capabilities of Global Trade Management (GTM) solutions have evolved significantly over the past two decades, from simple desktop applications focused on generating and printing export documents, to -based, enterprise-class solutions focused on a broad spectrum of import and export processes.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Content, Global Trade Management