The Morning After: What the Future Holds for Trade Policy & the Global Fashion Industry

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Fri, Oct, 28 2016 @ 1:30 PM

Across the United States, most Americans are getting ready to cast their votes in one of the strangest elections in our country’s history.

With Election Day less than 2 weeks away, supply chain executives are beginning to analyze what the future will hold for trade policies, agreements and regulations. The largest piece of trade legislation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is still in play, but importers and exporters are wondering not solely if, but how the result of the election will affect their supply chain operations.

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Topics: Apparel, Transportation Management, Events

I Received a CBP Informed Compliance Letter: What’s Next?

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Thu, Oct, 6 2016 @ 2:25 PM

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been quietly sending out Informed Compliance Letters with attached CDs of publications and trade regulations over the past several months. If you received one, does this mean your firm is getting audited? And if you didn’t receive one, are you momentarily off the hook?

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance

What Role Does the Government Play in Your Supply Chain?

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Wed, Sep, 14 2016 @ 2:14 PM

Each year, the CSCMP Annual Conference provides supply chain professionals with the latest supply chain management knowledge, research, and industry developments. Later this month, learn how government plays a role in supply chain and explore incentivized programs and opportunities available to help you reduce costs and taxes.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management

CPSC Commissioner Buerkle Shares Her Perspective on the ACE Single Window

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Thu, Sep, 1 2016 @ 1:20 PM

The deadline for the US ACE Single Window e-filing initiative is creeping closer - so the question is no longer “if,” but “when” companies will be held accountable for their compliance.  You will soon be required to work within the new environment and interact with a larger group of partner government agencies (PGAs) than ever before.

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance

What's Next for Global Trade Management?

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Wed, Aug, 17 2016 @ 1:24 PM

The term “global trade management” is expanding and growing as quickly as technology can keep up. Automation is capable of streamlining much of the complexities surrounding sourcing and global trade. To learn how, don’t miss Gary Barraco, Director of Global Product Marketing, and Cheryl Layne, Director of Customer Success, discuss The New Definition of Global Trade Management at Retail Delivery Connect next week in Coral Gables, FL.

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Topics: GTM Best Practices, Global Trade Management

Is Your Company Taking Advantage of Duty Drawback Claims?

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Fri, Aug, 12 2016 @ 9:06 AM

It is estimated companies overlook up to $2.5 billion in eligible duty drawback claims, even when they are qualified to file for these tax refunds. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) refunds up to 99% of import duties paid; your firm may be eligible even if you are not the original importer or exporter of a good, but meet the requirements of the program.

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Topics: Duty Management, 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

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

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

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Thu, Jul, 7 2016 @ 2:28 PM

As you have heard by now, the British public voted in favor of Brexit. Of the British electorate, 51.9% casted their vote in favor of Brexit, with a higher-than-expected overall turnout of 72.2%.

So what does this mean for the future of the UK, EU and global trade?

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance