A New Customs World in Europe - Union Customs Code in Force!

Posted by Arne Mielken on Mon, May, 2 2016 @ 2:00 PM

As importers and exporters shuffle into work today, they’ll soon realize that their professional landscape has dramatically changed forever. As of May 1, 2016, the Union Customs Code (UCC), a significant step towards the modernization of EU customs, serves as the new framework regulation for the rules and procedures of customs throughout the EU. The UCC should be seen as a natural evolution towards a modern customs environment, as it allows the EU to streamline customs legislation and procedures further and begin the final shift of 28 customs authorities to a paperless and fully electronic environment. In addition, the concept of compliant and trustworthy economic operators (AEO) is strengthened with the UCC.

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Topics: Import Management, Export Management, Global Trade Management, Trade Regulatory Content

Key Trends in Global Trade Management

Posted by Colleen Bush on Thu, Apr, 21 2016 @ 1:12 PM

Over the last few decades, globalization has simply become the way we do business. In fact, we are now entering what Supply Chain Digest calls the "Globalization 3.0" era, putting new demands on both sourcing and export processes, with excellence in global trade management now a key determinant of overall company success. Is your organization positioned to compete in this new era?

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management

[Upcoming Webinar] Direct-to-Consumer Selling: What Are the Implications?

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Fri, Apr, 15 2016 @ 9:00 AM

Lured by the promise of bigger sales, better access to consumers, and even their ultimate survival, wholesale brands are seeking new strategies to circumvent retailers and reach their customers directly. Over the past few months, some prominent apparel and footwear brands have announced plans to expand their own retail stores in the United States and other major global markets. 

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Topics: Retail, Global Trade Management Software, Webinars, Global Trade Management, Global Supply Chain

[Aberdeen Group Report] Leveraging Global Trade Management for Frictionless eCommerce

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Tue, Apr, 12 2016 @ 9:00 AM

As globalization continues to cause the world to "shrink" and eCommerce rapidly spreads into every retail category, the requirements to source and manage a global supply chain also increase. Whether as part of its strategic direction or in order to keep up with the competition, there are few companies that do not have some type of eCommerce presence.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Landed Cost Calculation, Global Trade Content, Transportation Management, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Restricted Party Screening, Global Supply Chain, Trade Compliance

Webinar Q&A - ACE-ing Technology: What You Need to Know to Meet CBP’s 2016 Single Window Mandate

Posted by Ty Bordner on Mon, Apr, 11 2016 @ 9:00 AM

On March 23rd, Amber Road in conjunction with American Shipper broadcasted a webinar entitled, ACE- ing Technology: What you need to know to meet CBP’s 2016 single window mandate. Our presenters, Ty Bordner and Suzanne Richer from Amber Road, received several questions throughout the webinar, but unfortunately we 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 Trade Management Software, Webinars, Import Management, Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Matters: Takeaways from the 2016 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Thu, Mar, 24 2016 @ 4:51 PM

Last month, Amber Road set up shop in the bustling exhibit hall and attended some great retail presentations at the RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference in Dallas, TX. At this year’s conference, retail supply chain professionals from all over the country came together to exchange ideas and discuss what the future holds for this industry.

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Topics: Retail, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Events, Global Supply Chain

USFIA Members Only TPP Webinar Series: What the Regulatory Coherence Chapter Means for U.S. Retail Companies

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Mon, Feb, 22 2016 @ 9:00 AM

As of early February, the Office of the United States Trade Representative and the other 11 countries involved with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have signed the agreement and are working to submit it over to Congress for approval within the year. Reaching across 40% of the world’s economy, the TPP stands to set high standards for trade and provide new and substantial market access for U.S. retail companies.

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Topics: Retail, Webinars, Duty Management, Global Trade Management, Trade Agreements

What Will Global Trade Management Look Like in 2016?

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Mon, Jan, 11 2016 @ 9:27 AM

The scope and capabilities of Global Trade Management (GTM) solutions have evolved significantly over the past two decades, from simple desktop applications focused on generating and printing export documents, to -based, enterprise-class solutions focused on a broad spectrum of import and export processes.

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

What Are Companies Looking for in GTM in 2016?

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Fri, Jan, 8 2016 @ 1:44 PM

As we transition into 2016, what capabilities are companies looking for in a global trade management solution? Maintaining transparent relationships with suppliers will be key this year, as strategic sourcing increases and customers express interest in where their products come from. As before, organizations looking to expand their operations in China will need expertise navigating Process Trade and other regulations. Additionally, shippers require agility in their supply chains to avoid and even predict bottlenecks, natural disasters, and other disruptions.

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Topics: China Trade Management, Global Trade Management

The Evolution of Supply Chains and Global Trade Management

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Wed, Dec, 9 2015 @ 4:04 PM

Supply chains, and the tools for managing them, have come a long way over the course of 100 years, with an increased focus on improving the relatively simple, but very labor-intensive processes. Today, supply chain engineering through technology and processes allows manufacturers to manage extraordinarily complex international networks.

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Topics: Retail, Global Trade Management Software, GTM Best Practices, Global Trade Management, Global Supply Chain