Webinar Q&A: Labeling Apparel – Getting it Right!

Posted by Robin Grover on Fri, Jul, 29 2016 @ 9:00 AM

On July 12th, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy broadcasted a webinar on Labeling Apparel – Getting it Right! Our presenter, Robin Grover from Amber Road, received several questions throughout the webinar and unfortunately 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:

Are there specific guidelines for faux fur labeling?

The FTC does not require faux (also called “artificial” or “fake” fur) to be labeled since it has no actual fur content[1].   Several states, however, have adopted their own regulations which mandate that if an item appears to be fur but does not so qualify the product’s label must both state that it is “faux fur” and specify the actual fiber content. As a consequence, many major U.S. retailers of artificial furs and the suppliers of such products to them will require the inclusion of a faux fur label in all such products instead of maintaining two sets of faux fur inventory.  It proves costly to maintain one set of such product inventory to be sold in states with faux fur labeling requirements and another set of inventory destined for states that do not have faux fur labeling mandates.  Those state regulations requiring the labeling of so-called “faux fur” or “artificial fur” products have been enacted by: Delaware; Massachusetts; New Jersey; New York; Wisconsin.

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance

Food Safety Modernization Act - Are You Prepared?

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Thu, Jul, 28 2016 @ 9:00 AM

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a legislative mandate to require comprehensive, preventive-based controls across the supply chain. The Food Modernization Act (FSMA) requires enhanced oversight of suppliers, with greater auditing responsibilities for the USA-based importer.

Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy webinar entitled Food Safety Modernization Act – Are You Prepared?, broadcasted live on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 2PM EDT. During this webinar, Suzanne Richer, Director of Amber Road’s Trade Advisory Practice, provide an in-depth overview of FSMA, requirements for record-keeping, and how to leverage technology to optimize supply chain traceability. Subscribe to Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy’s eLearning platform to access a course covering this topic!

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Import Management, Import Compliance, 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

Labeling Apparel – Getting it Right!

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Thu, Jun, 30 2016 @ 4:05 PM

The labeling rules for apparel products are detailed and numerous.  Specialty materials such as fiber, bamboo, and fur all require an especially strong understanding of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) requirements.

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Topics: Apparel, Import Management, GTM Best Practices, Import Compliance, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance

Webinar Q&A: 2016 Trade Compliance Survival Guide

Posted by Suzanne Richer on Thu, Jun, 30 2016 @ 10:13 AM

Earlier this year, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy broadcasted a webinar, Trade Compliance Survival Guide. I received several questions throughout the webinar, but unfortunately, I did not have time to address them all during the live broadcast. I have compiled some of my answers into a Q&A document - here is a preview:

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Topics: Global Trade Academy

New Video: Invest in Training and Advising Your Compliance Team

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Tue, Jun, 28 2016 @ 9:38 PM

An ever-increasing demand to do more with less means companies are rightly turning to automation to streamline their operations and ensure they’re operating at peak efficiencies. The right automation solutions, such as those offered by Amber Road, help create a competitive advantage that no other solution can offer. But the best automation in the world is only useful if you have people in place who understand it and can put it to use.

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Topics: Global Trade Academy

Webinar Q&A: Comparing Cargo Security Programs Around the World

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Fri, Jun, 17 2016 @ 3:00 PM

This week, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy broadcasted a webinar on Comparing Cargo Security Programs Around the World. Our presenter, Suzanne Richer from Amber Road, received several questions throughout the webinar and unfortunately did not have time to address them all during the live broadcast. We have compiled her answers into a Q&A document - here is a preview:

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Topics: Webinars, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance, C-TPAT

WCO 2017 HS Changes: Is Your Company Prepared?

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Tue, Jun, 7 2016 @ 11:43 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: Product Classification, Export Compliance, Global Trade Academy

Disregarding Trade Compliance is Risky Business

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Mon, Jun, 6 2016 @ 9:37 AM

A majority of executives are not investing in trade compliance training, despite potential fines, substantial penalties, and jail time, according to survey results released today from Amber Road's Global Trade Academy.

The survey of 300 U.S.-based global companies across a range of revenues and industries found that 56 percent of executives at the companies surveyed are not investing in trade compliance training, even though 28 percent of those companies had already been fined or warned by government agencies for noncompliance.

And while the vast majority (73 percent) have a stated trade compliance plan, 46 percent of surveyed companies didn’t require any training for employees and 28 percent require less than 11 hours of training – leaving a gap between having a plan and the ability to act on it. Furthermore, 55 percent had not standardized their global compliance training and 33 percent do not have a budget for trade compliance training, which opens the door to noncompliance risks as a result of untrained staff.

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Topics: GTM Best Practices, Global Trade Content, Global Trade Management, Import Compliance, Product Classification, Export Compliance, Global Trade Academy