[Upcoming Webinar] What the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Means for U.S. Retail Companies

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Fri, Oct, 2 2015 @ 12:22 PM

The U.S. government is currently negotiating its largest and most progressive trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). The TPPA will create vast opportunities, as well as many compliance responsibilities, for U.S. companies.

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Topics: Retail, Webinars, Duty Management, Trade Agreements, Global Supply Chain

Amber Road to Discuss HTS FootwearClassification at the AAFA Footwear Workshop

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Thu, Oct, 1 2015 @ 2:30 PM

On Thursday, October 8th, Amber Road will sponsor the AAFA Footwear Workshop: Product Safety & Responsible Manufacturing at the New Balance facility in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Designed specifically for footwear companies, this workshop will deliver updates on federal, state, and international regulations as well as discuss the business practices that will help prevent any regulatory issues from blindsiding your business.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Sourcing Optimization, Supplier Management, Events, Footwear, Global Supply Chain, Supply Chain Risk Management

[Now Available!] American Shipper’s 2015 Export Benchmark Report

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Wed, Sep, 30 2015 @ 1:49 PM

North American exporters have faced numerous challenges over the past year, including sanctions on certain countries, port congestion, and regulatory uncertainties. Although it has been a puzzling year, the strength of the U.S. dollar has changed the economic reality for U.S. exporters in the global marketplace by providing new opportunities.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Export Management

Supply Chain Leaders Share Insights at USC Marshall’s Excellence Summit

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Wed, Sep, 30 2015 @ 11:6 AM

Earlier this month, Amber Road was pleased to sponsor the Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit hosted by the USC Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management. This one-day event featured global leaders across vertical markets and supply chain competencies. Industry executives shared insight on how they have managed to navigate the world of supply chain in a rapidly changing environment.

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Events, Supply Chain Excellence

[Upcoming Webinar] Classification of Chemicals According to HTSUS

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Tue, Sep, 29 2015 @ 5:34 PM

As you are aware, it can be extremely difficult to classify the chemicals described in Chapters 28 and 29 of the Harmonized Tariff Classification Schedule (HTSUS). Incorrect classifications can have a major impact on your business, so it’s important to know exactly what to look for when classifying these substances.

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Topics: Webinars, Import Management, Import Compliance

BIS Adds 29 Persons to List of Foreign Entities Restricted From Exports of Dual-Use Goods

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Fri, Sep, 25 2015 @ 11:17 AM

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued a rule that adds 29 persons in Cyprus, Finland, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine (including its Crimea region) and the United Kingdom to its list of entities restricted from receiving exports of dual-use goods from the United States. According to BIS, “dual use export licenses are required in certain situations involving national security, foreign policy, short-supply, nuclear non-proliferation, missile technology, chemical and biological weapons, regional stability, crime control, or terrorist concerns.” This rule is in response to the existing sanctions against Russia for violating international law with Ukraine.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Restricted Party Screening

Amber Road, CBP to Discuss PGA Issues at #NAFTZAC15

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Wed, Sep, 23 2015 @ 2:36 PM

By the end of 2016, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will become the Single Window - the primary system through which the trade community will report imports and exports and the government will determine admissibility. The Single Window will allow companies to streamline and automate many manual processes and comply with U.S. laws and regulations more efficiently.

Of course, as this filing process changes, so will the requirements for Partner Government Agencies (PGAs). Don’t miss the PGA Issues panel at the NAFTZ Annual Conference in Hollywood, CA, next week, moderated by Amber Road’s FTZ Product Manager, Matt Robeson.

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

[Upcoming Webinar] Using Automation to Boost FTZ-Driven Savings

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Tue, Sep, 22 2015 @ 3:9 PM

The use of Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) has long been hindered by a perceived lack of understanding and the complexity in managing such tools. However, automation systems can help unlock the latent advantages inherent in Foreign Trade Zones.

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Topics: Retail, Webinars, Duty Management, Foreign-Trade Zones

AeroTurbine Ramps up Restricted Party Screening Protection and Efficiency

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Tue, Sep, 22 2015 @ 10:59 AM

In an era of heightened security, determining whether individuals, companies or organizations are restricted from conducting trade is essential. Exporters are responsible for ensuring that they are compliant with government regulations and that their goods are not being sold to undesirable entities. With this situation in mind, AeroTurbine, Inc. has selected the Amber Road restricted party screening (RPS) solution in order to upgrade its compliance processes.

AeroTurbine is a global aviation company specializing in supply chain management solutions, the sale and lease of aftermarket commercial engines, aircraft and parts, technical advisory services and aircraft maintenance to its customers located around the world.

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Topics: Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening

A Checklist for Global Trade Management

Posted by Colleen Bush on Mon, Sep, 21 2015 @ 10:15 AM

Managing the activities comprising a supply chain is becoming more difficult with the growth of trade and increased regulation. It is pushing companies to further integrate their financial, legal, regulatory and operational information. In turn, their supply chain design is optimised for strategic decision-making; leaving nothing on the table.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management