Upcoming Webinar: Automating Imports at Emerson

Posted by Joe Gabro on Wed, Oct, 12 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Companies are digitizing their global supply chain to streamline the end-to-end import process and establish strong internal controls to stay in compliance and qualify for benefits under the Importer Self-Assessment (ISA) program.

Join us for a complimentary Journal of Commerce webinar entitled, Automating Imports at Emerson: Key Learnings to Unlock the Value in Your Global Supply Chain, broadcasting on Thursday, November 3 at 2:00pm EDT. During this webinar, viewers will learn how Emerson Automation Solutions automated their import compliance operations, and strategies for measuring and communicating the value of automation.

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Topics: Import Management, Document Management, Importer Security Filing

What You Need to Know About SOLAS and the Container Weight Requirement

Posted by Colleen Bush on Tue, Jul, 12 2016 @ 2:07 PM

As you are well aware, the SOLAS container weight rule went into effect on July 1, 2016, with a transition period through October 1. This new requirement states that an accurate container weight must be provided prior to loading upon an ocean vessel.

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Topics: Import Management, Document Management, Export Management, Transportation Management

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

New Executive Order Targets Restricted Parties in Libya

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Fri, Apr, 22 2016 @ 1:48 PM

On April 19, 2016, the President of the United States of America issued an Executive Order, “Blocking Property and Suspending Entry into the United States of Persons Contributing to the Situation in Libya.”

The president issued the below statement on Tuesday, April 19th in light of the new executive order.

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

Cloud-Based Global Trade Solutions Replace the Firewall

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Wed, Jan, 28 2015 @ 2:41 PM

For years companies have confined global trade systems to operate behind the corporate firewall using a manual process. However, with today’s growing technology, companies are now able to embed balanced metrics at the executive level and foster organizational intelligence with the use of secure, automated cloud-based global trade management solutions. According to Aberdeen Group, organizational intelligence is defined as the intellectual capacity of an entire organization to act effectively and proactively. It nurtures cross-functional alignment between executive management, departments, teams, and individuals to create an organizational culture and workflow.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Document Management, Global Trade Management, Product Classification, organizational intelligence

Missed Import Compliance Opportunities

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Tue, Aug, 12 2014 @ 5:55 PM

Trade related controls must be a part of any relationship between a company and its supply chain partners. Importers must collaborate with extended trading partners (suppliers, customs brokers, carriers, etc.) to ensure complete and accurate information accompanies inbound shipments and documents, and that other information is readily available to the parties that need it. Companies must also stay abreast of dynamic country-specific import regulations to avoid regulatory violations and penalties. Poor planning and execution leads to delays at Customs and increased costs.

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Topics: Landed Cost Calculation, Global Sourcing, Supplier Management, Import Management, Document Management, Product Classification, Trade Regulatory Content

Are you Leaving Money on the Table? Simplifying First Sale Advantages

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Tue, Feb, 18 2014 @ 11:02 AM

TAX TIME AGAIN! The yearly headache that you fear is coming on as you scramble to gather the documentation to avoid the massive inconvenience of an IRS tax audit. Getting together all of those receipts and looking for copies of checks in order to get a break from the government on business-related expenses and non-profit tax donations. You need the paper trail just in case but either way you want to avoid the consequences that you may face otherwise – in this case spending a few years in the white collar crime section.

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Topics: Supplier Management, Document Management

The Year(s) Ahead

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on Mon, Dec, 30 2013 @ 11:06 AM

Changes in geography, commodity prices and political commotion are shifting the way retailers and brand manufacturers do business.  The focus for brands continues to be on being agile and highly responsive to the market demands and choosing those partners that can provide the highest quality at the best price and terms. These changes in the supply chain have created an environment in which risk mitigation is driving the industry and competition, thus requiring tighter collaboration across the supply chain.

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Topics: Supplier Management, Document Management, Supply Chain Visibility

Do Your Shoes Match Your Purse? Coordinating a Conflict Minerals Program

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on Fri, May, 17 2013 @ 11:14 AM

The SEC ruling on Conflict Minerals has created unprecedented complexity to manage that requires collaboration across the entire supply chain. A robust management solution is required to deal with suppliers at every tier and many companies will need to look to third-party software and service solutions to tackle data collection, documentation management and reporting. In this free 45-minute webinar, hear from a panel of distinct leaders in the retail footwear and apparel space as they discuss the relevant points you need to know about to address Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act on “conflict minerals”.

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Topics: Retail, Supplier Management, Document Management

Trade Facilitation: The Current State of US Import Policy

Posted by Colleen Bush on Mon, Apr, 8 2013 @ 11:10 AM

International trade is a critical component of the US economy, with US imports alone amounting to $2.2 trillion in 2011. The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the primary agent charged with ensuring the smooth flow of trade. A recent report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) analyzed the US import process and uncovered complex challenges CBP faces in creating import policy.

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Topics: Import Management, Document Management, Post-Entry Actions, Entry Management, Importer Security Filing