Amber Road Joins UK’s ‘Exporting Is GREAT’ Initiative

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Tue, May, 31 2016 @ 11:27 AM

Amber Road is partnering with the UK Government’s Exporting is GREAT initiative to help small and medium sized businesses in the UK jumpstart and expand their success in overseas markets.

Exporting Is GREAT aims to significantly increase the number of UK businesses selling internationally by providing support throughout all stages of the exporting process, from identifying opportunities through to winning international contracts. The initiative is part of the international GREAT Britain campaign and is scheduled to run through 2020.

As the prime GTM partner to join the initiative, Amber Road will provide key trade related content, Global Knowledge, for participating companies. Working with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy, Amber Road is collaborating on a dedicated interface for trade management information, guidance and critical information. Amber Road aims to enable companies to quickly and easily evaluate the trade regulation aspects of an export opportunity, including the destination import customs requirements and potential beneficial trade programs, and guide them on the documentation requirements.

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Topics: Document Management, Export Management, Global Trade Content, Global Trade Management, Export Compliance, Global Knowledge

Webinar Q&A: Comparing EU and US Export Controls

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Thu, May, 26 2016 @ 1:15 PM

Earlier this month, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy broadcasted a webinar Comparing EU and US Export Controls. Our presenter, Kristine Bols, Director of Global Trade Content at Amber Road, received several questions throughout the webinar. Unfortunately she did not have time to address them all during the live broadcast. We have compiled her answers into a Q&A document - here is a preview:

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Topics: Import Management, Export Management, Global Trade Academy

Iranian Sanctions and the Challenge of Getting Paid

Posted by Arne Mielken on Wed, May, 25 2016 @ 9:30 AM

The recent lifting of some Iran sanctions has created considerable interest in the global trading community. However, while there is optimism and hope that a closed market with big investment and opportunity will open to worldwide trade soon, there is also uncertainty. When is the right time for getting back into trading with Iran? Now? Or should we wait a little longer? The messages sent from governments are, at best, mixed. Since mid-January, the EU and the US have formally lifted important elements of their previously enforced strict sanctions. Trade promotion authorities have started setting up trade missions and we read reports about mega-deals being signed. 

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening, Export Violations

Danieli Group Enhances Global Trade Compliance with Screening Solution

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Tue, May, 24 2016 @ 10:19 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.

To safeguard against these risks, Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA has selected Amber Road's Restricted Party Screening solution to support the company's enterprise-wide global trade compliance initiative.

Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA is the parent company of Danieli Group, which ranks among the three largest suppliers of equipment and plants for the metals industry worldwide. Headquartered in North-Eastern Italy, Danieli Group includes more than 40 subsidiaries globally, with workshops and implementation projects across the world.

Seeking more comprehensive coverage to support current operations and future growth, Danieli decided to further enhance its compliance controls by implementing a state-of-the-art solution. The company chose Amber Road’s Restricted Party Screening solution, part of the comprehensive Export On-Demand solution that also includes product classification, export controls and export license management as standard modules.

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Topics: Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening, Global Knowledge, Trade Compliance

Connect the Supply Chain Dots: Collaborate from Design to Delivery

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Fri, May, 13 2016 @ 3:16 PM

What are your supply chain partners doing right now? What will they be up to six months from now? On the other hand, do your partners know what you’re doing right now?

Today’s global supply chains face pressures on all fronts: numerous trading partners add to the existing challenges of longer lead times, fluctuating trade regulations, and international logistics.

That makes internal communication, collaboration, and centralized data absolutely critical.

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Topics: Supplier Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Events, Global Supply Chain

Webinar Q&A - Classification of Apparel in Chapters 61 and 62

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Thu, May, 12 2016 @ 11:44 AM

Last month, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy broadcasted a webinar, Classification of Apparel in Chapters 61 and 62. Our presenter, Svetlana Shubinsky, Trade Advisory Consultant at Amber Road’s Trade Advisory Practice received several questions throughout the webinar, but unfortunately, she did not have time to address them all during the live broadcast. She has compiled some of her answers into a Q&A document - here is a preview:

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Topics: Apparel, Import Management, Export Management, Product Classification, Global Trade Academy

Amber Road Launches Brand New Website!

Posted by Annika Helmrich on Tue, May, 10 2016 @ 9:00 AM

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Amber Road’s brand new website! Our clean, interactive design makes it even easier to find the detailed, informative content that you expect from Amber Road. And, our new web platform makes it easy to view web pages from any mobile device. 

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Topics: Press Releases, Amber Road News

[Webinar Q&A] New EU Union Customs Code - What's at Stake for US Companies?

Posted by Mollie Leon on Mon, May, 9 2016 @ 9:11 AM

In March, Amber Road broadcasted a webinar entitled New EU Union Customs Code - What's at Stake for US Companies? Our presenters, Marianne Rowden, President & CEO, AAEI and Arne Mielken, Senior Trade Specialist, Content (EU), Amber Road received several questions throughout the webinar that they were unable to address during the live broadcast. We have compiled the answers into a Q&A document – here is a preview:

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Topics: Webinars, Import Management, Export Management, Export Compliance

[Webinar Q&A] Union Customs Code - What You Now Need to Know

Posted by Mollie Leon on Tue, May, 3 2016 @ 9:13 AM

In March, Amber Road broadcasted the Union Customs Code - What You Now Need To Know webinar, which focused on an overview of the Union Customs Code from the European view. Our presenter, Arne Mielken, received several questions throughout the webinar, but 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: Webinars, Import Management, Export Management, Export Compliance

A New Customs World in Europe - Union Customs Code in Force!

Posted by Arne Mielken on Mon, May, 2 2016 @ 2:00 PM

As importers and exporters shuffle into work today, they’ll soon realize that their professional landscape has dramatically changed forever. As of May 1, 2016, the Union Customs Code (UCC), a significant step towards the modernization of EU customs, serves as the new framework regulation for the rules and procedures of customs throughout the EU. The UCC should be seen as a natural evolution towards a modern customs environment, as it allows the EU to streamline customs legislation and procedures further and begin the final shift of 28 customs authorities to a paperless and fully electronic environment. In addition, the concept of compliant and trustworthy economic operators (AEO) is strengthened with the UCC.

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Topics: Import Management, Export Management, Global Trade Management, Trade Regulatory Content