AAFA Sourcing Conference: How Amber Road is Innovating the Supply Chain

Posted by Julia Gorman on Mon, Jun, 5 2017 @ 2:40 PM

The apparel and footwear industry is fueled by consumers who expect instant gratification. On top of these high demands, the new administration, dramatic changes to shipping and logistics, and shifts in sourcing practices have thrown the industry a curve ball. Although it goes without being said, the apparel and footwear industry has evolved into a complex and rapidly changing environment.

Luckily, technology has been simultaneously evolving to meet and serve the needs of the industry in all its complexities. Those who are looking ahead, understand that collaboration is a critical component to minimize risk and ensure a smooth operating supply chain. They have chosen to harness global trade management solutions to alleviate the stress of their supply chains and optimize their sourcing operations in order to meet their customer’s demands through rapid speed to market and therefore secure loyalty.

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Events, Global Supply Chain

How to Fully Address the New ACE PGA Requirements

Posted by Joe Gabro on Wed, May, 24 2017 @ 11:00 AM

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is leveraging the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system to implement a Single Window with Partner Government Agencies (PGAs). As a result, importers must now prepare all data elements prior to the arrival of goods.  Considering 10-75 data points must be declared at the time of admission, importers must find a way to ensure that the correct information is being submitted in a timely manner.

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Topics: Import Management, Entry Management, Import Customs Filing

The China Factor: Global Trade’s Big Hub

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on Mon, May, 22 2017 @ 10:45 AM

Business often comes down to numbers, with bottom lines, profitability, growth and more, all part of the ongoing calculation of making a company succeed.  Unfortunately, the recent upheavals in global trade have made these calculations much more difficult. Unpredictability has become the new normal, with rising protectionism, saber-rattling from global leaders, and slow economic growth hindering financial projections. One factor that must be part of the equation for companies doing business globally is China.

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Topics: China Trade Management, Duty Management, Foreign-Trade Zones

Gartner Supply Chain Conference: ACTing On A Digital Future

Posted by Julia Gorman on Wed, May, 17 2017 @ 9:26 AM

In the face of a disruptive world, companies are ever-more empowered to transform their global supply chains. In the multi-faceted climate of global trade, organizational survival relies on the ability to effectively anticipate, adjust, and alter supply chains to maintain a reputation of reliability and high performance. This expectation makes flexibility, agility, coordination, and speed vital components to the life blood of any global organization.

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Topics: Global Supply Chain, Supply Chain Risk Management

Upcoming Webinar: The Ins and Outs of Tariff Classification

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Mon, May, 8 2017 @ 4:04 PM

With evolving import regulations and products, tariff classification can be a challenging exercise for even the most experienced international trade professional. Ensuring accuracy at the time of entry is crucial to avoid paying fines and penalties.

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Topics: Import Compliance, Global Trade Academy

Global Trade Academy – Export 3-Day Boot Camp

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Fri, May, 5 2017 @ 2:51 PM

Customs has increased its focus on exporters with higher fines and tougher penalties. As an exporter, are you aware of your compliance responsibilities? Do you know how non-compliance can impact your organization?

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Topics: Export Compliance, Global Trade Academy

Amber Road - International Women's Day

Posted by Madhavi Gokayarapu on Thu, May, 4 2017 @ 2:08 PM

On March 8, 2017, the women of Amber Road Bangalore celebrated International Women's Day with introductions and reunions, fellowship and food, and a common purpose - to unite, empower, and inspire the women of Amber Road. At Amber Road we have been celebrating International Women’s Day for quite some time. I’ve seen positive results from this empowering experience that are not just limited to the energy and enthusiasm from that day’s events.

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Topics: Amber Road News

Moving at the Speed of Trade: Customs Filing Simplified

Posted by Ty Bordner on Tue, May, 2 2017 @ 10:30 AM

The world relies on commerce.  Given the current global trade environment and the ongoing shifts in trade policies around the world, customs management is as important as ever. In its 2016 Import Benchmark Report, American Shipper magazine reports that customs self-filing is a growing trend in the industry.  Tools and systems are readily available, providing the shipper with choices in how they file the required information with customs agencies.  Working with third party logistics providers may make sense for some organizations, but leveraging software to file data directly with customs provides added value to many companies.

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Topics: Import Management, Export Management, Import Customs Filing, Export Customs Filing

Export Control Violation Leads to Billion Dollar Penalty

Posted by Joe Gabro on Fri, Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:15 PM

This is an update to a blog post originally published on March 10, 2017.

Update:  Last month, the US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) decided to remove ZTE Corporation from its Entity List, allowing the company to continue business in the United States. 

“By acknowledging the mistakes we made, taking responsibility for them... we are committed to a ZTE that is fully compliant, healthy, and trustworthy.”

- Zhao Xianming, ZTE President

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

Your Supply Chain From The Outside In

Posted by Julia Gorman on Tue, Apr, 25 2017 @ 9:01 AM

In today’s global marketplace, internal data can no longer sustain enterprise operations. With the universal complexity of trade laws and regulations, external content has transformed from a supplement to a vital component of global trade management (GTM).

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Content, Global Knowledge