AAEI Western Regional Seminar: e-Commerce Takes the Wheel as the New Driver in Retail

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Tue, Jan, 17 2017 @ 3:30 PM

The runaway train of e-commerce continues to gain momentum as we begin 2017. But this growth has been no surprise to retailers, both domestic and international. e-commerce has revolutionized business-to-consumer sales resulting in a newly empowered consumer – one with higher expectations for the retail shopping experience.

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Missing the CBP Trade Symposium? We Have You Covered!

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Fri, Dec, 2 2016 @ 9:53 AM

Are you unable to make it to this year’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trade Symposium in Arlington, VA? Or will you make it to Arlington, but would like a review of the themes and updates from the event?

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance

Webinar Q&A: Customs Valuation Essentials for Importing

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Fri, Nov, 11 2016 @ 11:11 AM

Last month, Amber Road's Global Trade Academy broadcasted a webinar Customs Valuation Essentials for Importing. Our presenter, Robin Grover, Consultant at Amber Road’s Trade Advisory Practice received several questions throughout the webinar. 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: Import Management, Global Trade Academy

Did You Miss the BIS Update Conference? We've Got You Covered

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Tue, Nov, 8 2016 @ 2:44 PM

Were you unable to make it to this year’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Update Conference in Washington, DC? Or did you make it to Washington, DC, but would like a review of the themes and updates from the show?

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance, Global Trade Academy

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