Global Trade Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Exporters

Posted by LizAnn Nealing on Sep 5, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Exporting can be a challenge for a company of any size, but it is especially daunting for small and medium-sized companies. Whether you are just starting out or trying to grow your exports, the question of how you’re doing compared to others is always one to consider. Export.gov crafted a short survey to highlight characteristics of successful exporters, as well as provide an assessment of your export readiness and suggest ways to improve your current export process. You can access that survey here.

Once you’ve taken this assessment, take action with the free Export Business Planner, a customizable tool for small businesses that are considering entering the export market. This tool will help you create a game plan and can be updated as your export business grows.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance

Webinar Q&A - Growing Pains: The Challenge of Going Global

Posted by LizAnn Nealing on Aug 1, 2014 1:40:18 PM

Last month, Amber Road hosted a popular webinar entitled, Growing Pains: The Challenge of Going Global. You can access a recording of this webinar on our Resource Library.

Our presenters, Marianne Rowden of the Association of American Exporters and Importers (AAEI), Jim Sebastian of Wyle CAS Group, and Anthony Hardenburgh of Amber Road received some great questions during the webinar. Since they were unable to answer of them during the live broadcast, we have posted all of their answers online. Here are a few highlights!

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Export Management, Export Compliance

Upcoming Webinar – Growing Pains: The Challenge of Going Global

Posted by LizAnn Nealing on Jul 7, 2014 5:20:00 PM

As midsized companies expand into new foreign markets, they must also expand their export compliance programs – which is not easy. Many companies are lacking senior management involvement and process automation, according to a recent Amber Road survey of over 360 midsized companies.

Join Amber Road and AAEI for a complementary webinar entitled Growing Pains: The Challenge of Going Global on Tuesday, July 15 at 2:00 pm EDT as we discuss how you can overcome the export compliance challenges associated with going global. Presenters will discuss:

  • Compliance challenges midsized companies are dealing with on a daily basis
  • How you can use automation to combat those challenges
  • Real world examples and tips from a Trade Compliance Manager to help you better manage your export compliance processes
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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Export Management, Export Compliance

Export Controls on Spacecraft and Satellites to Undergo Changes

Posted by LizAnn Nealing on Jun 18, 2014 2:20:00 PM

The U.S. Government has announced significant alterations to the export control guidelines for equipment, parts, components, software, related technology and services used in spacecraft and satellites. These adjustments come as a direct result of a change in jurisdiction from the Department of State’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to the Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

The long-term goal of this shift is to reduce export compliance obligations, but the burden will fall on manufacturers and exporters up-front since they will be the ones re-evaluating the product classifications. Most of the changes will be implemented on November 10th of this year, but some will take place as early as June 27th. Although the long-term results will reduce U.S. government export controls with these kinds of goods, the short-term implications will include some significant constraints.

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Topics: Export Management, Product Classification, Export License Management, Export Compliance

Calling All Export On-Demand Customers! How to Get the Most Out of Your EOD Solution

Posted by Kelsey Price on Jun 5, 2014 4:43:00 PM

Your company has automated its restricted party screening processes with Export On-Demand…now what? Join Amber Road for an exclusive, customer-only webinar to learn what other features Export On-Demand has to offer, and to see how your company can utilize those capabilities to manage the entire export compliance process!

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Export Management, Export Compliance

U.S. Exports are on the Rise

Posted by LizAnn Nealing on Jun 3, 2014 2:08:00 PM

The U.S. has seen record-setting export growth over the last several years. U.S. exports during the first quarter of 2014 totaled $576.3 billion, exceeding the first quarter of 2013 by 3.2%, and reaching a record total of $2.3 trillion at the end of last year. In February, the U.S. Commerce Department reported exports rose to $193.9 billion from $190 billion. In March, the U.S. expanded exports to Canada, South Korea, and the countries in the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement. Additionally, the U.S. Import-Export Bank found that the countries with the largest annualized increase in U.S. good purchases were Panama, Russia, Peru, Hong Kong, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, United Arab Emirates, China, and Indonesia.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance

Upcoming Webinar: Going Global? Not Without the Right Trade Compliance Tools

Posted by LizAnn Nealing on May 14, 2014 11:16:00 AM

As midsized companies expand services into emerging or new foreign markets, they must also expand their export compliance programs. Amber Road surveyed over 360 midsized companies to learn more about the specific export compliance challenges they are facing and found that across the business sector, many compliance teams are lacking senior management involvement and process automation. However, companies that choose to invest in compliance best practices and involve senior management early on in the process have greater competitive advantage.                      

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Export Management, Export Compliance

Small and Mid-Size U.S. Businesses Experience More Barriers to Entry with European Union

Posted by LizAnn Nealing on Apr 24, 2014 10:17:12 AM

The United States International Trade Commission recently released a report stating small and medium-sized U.S. businesses are disproportionately affected by certain trade barriers with the EU as compared to their larger counterparts. Several factors contribute to this discrepancy, especially cost; most expenses in international trade compliance are fixed regardless of company size and quantity of items shipped. This dramatically limits the trade process for small and mid-size companies.

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Topics: Rate Management, Export Management, Transportation Management, Export Compliance

Q&A from Export Compliance Webinar Series Part 1: Restricted Party Screening

Posted by Sam on Apr 4, 2014 3:13:20 PM

Amber Road would like to thank all of those who attended the first webinar in our three-part Export Compliance Webinar Series. During this series, we address three key steps involved in building an export compliance program, and show you how Export On-Demand can help you get started. The first webinar focused on Restricted Party Screening (RPS), and the attendees asked some great questions. Unfortunately, we ran out of time and were unable to answer all of them. The presenters, Scott Byrnes and Scott Parker, were kind enough to provide us with written responses to those questions. Here are a few:

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

New WT100 eBook: Trade Compliance Needs More Attention

Posted by Sam Scordato on Mar 31, 2014 12:16:00 PM

Survey Shows Midsized Companies Continue to Struggle with Export Compliance

US exports are on the rise - not only in the volume and value, but also in the number of destinations companies are exporting to. As companies continue to expand into new markets, they must also expand their trade compliance programs. A recent survey conducted by Amber Road found that midsized companies are having a tough time keeping up with all the changes.

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Topics: Export Management, Product Classification, Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening