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

2017 WCO Harmonized System Changes Infographic

Posted by Mollie Leon on Thu, Dec, 1 2016 @ 9:12 AM

The World Customs Organization (WCO) has announced significant updates to the Harmonized System (HS), which will go into effect in 2017. These changes could have a major impact on your company’s global trade processes and international supply chain. Are you prepared?

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Topics: Import Management, Export Management, Product Classification

Video Series Chapter 9: Validating the Return on Investment

Posted by Joe Gabro on Wed, Nov, 30 2016 @ 12:45 PM

Continued from Chapter 8: Training and Advisory Services


Trade compliance is critical to ensuring that an organization’s international orders and imported goods comply with the trade regulations of both the country of export and the country of import. Yet only a small percentage of global companies have implemented a formal trade compliance program for their global shipments.

The ninth video in our series explores how companies can lower cost and increase efficiency to achieve a sustainable competitive edge.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, GTM Best Practices, Global Trade Management

Updates to the 2016 EU Dual-Use Control List: Here’s What Changed

Posted by Arne Mielken on Wed, Nov, 23 2016 @ 9:57 AM

The constant changes in economical, technological, and political circumstances makes it necessary for the EU to be as current as possible when it comes to dual-use export controls in order to preserve international peace and security. For this reason, and in order to comply with its international security obligations, the EU dual-use control list included in Annex I to the Regulation (EC) No. 428/2009 needs to be updated regularly.

On November 15, 2016, the European Commission formally published the amended Council Regulation on the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items. The EU Commission had already adopted this on September 12, 2016, however publication in the Official Journal of the EU could not occur until after the EU Parliament and EU Council’s 2-month period of veto powers had passed. This 2016 update of the EU Control List of Dual-Use Items concern, in particular, the current list of dual-use items, specifically those in Annexes I, IIa and IIg of EC No 428/2009, as amended. The regulation entered into force the following day on November 16, 2016. The EU Commission has published a “Comprehensive Change Note Summary 2016”.

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Topics: Export Management, Export License Management, Export Compliance

2017: Bracing for Instability in Global Trade

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Thu, Nov, 17 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Global supply chains have been pulled tight, contracted, and at times broken during 2016. As we move into 2017, global trade management executives need to brace against disrupters that have the potential to send your supply chain into a tailspin: What will US trade policy look like? How can my supply chain handle new security risks? What, if anything, will happen to the TPP?

Join Amber Road's Global Trade Academy for our webinar, 2017: Bracing for Instability in Global Trade, on Wednesday, December 7, at 2PM EST to hear thought leaders answer a few of these questions.

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Topics: Retail, Global Trade Content, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Trade Agreements, Global Supply Chain, Supply Chain Risk Management

Video Series Chapter 8: Training and Advisory Services

Posted by Joe Gabro on Wed, Nov, 16 2016 @ 1:30 PM

Continued from Chapter 7: Global Knowledge®

An ever-increasing demand to do more with less means companies are directly turning to automation to streamline their operations and to ensure greater efficiency. However, the best content and practices in the world are only useful if you have people in place who understand it and can put it to use.

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Trade Academy

The Story of that Yarn: BOM Qualification

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on Tue, Nov, 15 2016 @ 12:14 PM

Even with all of the potential free trade agreements (FTAs) companies can take advantage of, it’s little surprise that many U.S. importers are spinning when it comes to qualifying goods based on the restrictive regulations for sourcing inputs and raw materials.    

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Topics: Duty Management, Supplier Solicitation, Trade Agreements, Bill of Material Qualification

The Morning After-Shock: USFIA 28th Apparel Importers Trade and Transportation Conference

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on Mon, Nov, 14 2016 @ 10:17 AM

The world, our nation and especially the apparel industry was stymied by the results of the Presidential election, and now are starting to realize the changes that might come with the Trump Administration. But the opening speakers at the US Fashion Industry Association’s Annual Conference in New York City on November 9th, didn’t dwell on the negative. As a trade association, and body of people and organizations that represent the industry there was a lot of optimistic discussion and positive outlook. 

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Topics: Apparel, Transportation Management, Events

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