Julia Gorman

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Learn Your Valuation ABC’s With Global Trade Academy's Webinar

Posted by Julia Gorman on Fri, Apr, 13 2018 @ 12:02 PM

valuation-200x200The U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP)'s valuation declarations contain critical components that can end in crisis when left unacknowledged. For seamless trade, global companies must understand the basic components of appraised value under Transaction Value and how to prove inter-company transfer pricing between related parties.

Join Amber Road's Global Trade Academy for our upcoming webinar, Valuation ABC’s & Related Party Transfer Pricing Pitfalls, on Tuesday, April 17 at 2pm EDT. The webinar will address your top questions surrounding value for appraisement:

  • What’s an acceptable transaction value between unrelated parties?
  • What’s “acceptable” related party transfer pricing?
  • Acceptable proof for a CF 28; Focused Assessment (FA), or Importer Self Assessment (ISA) program

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Topics: Webinars, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance

Discover Apparel & Footwear Innovation at AAFA’s Sourcing Conference

Posted by Julia Gorman on Thu, Apr, 12 2018 @ 12:13 PM

Global supply chains are transforming under the pressure of today’s complex and unpredictable environment. If your supply chain has remained stagnant despite modern challenges, it’s time to consider some innovative solutions to keep pace with industry leaders. The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) 2018 Sourcing Conference is a great opportunity to discover the latest in apparel and footwear innovation.

Amber Road is a proud sponsor of AAFA’s 2018 Conference, Supply Chain Innovation: The Key To Success in the New Retail Dynamic. This year’s conference will take place at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. from April 24 – 25.

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Topics: Events, Global Supply Chain

Warning! Prop 65 Requires Vendor Compliance Beyond CA Borders

Posted by Julia Gorman on Thu, Mar, 29 2018 @ 1:35 PM

CA Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is a major concern for brands that will heavily influence California’s consumer product regulations. All manufacturers, distributors, and retailers that sell or distribute consumer products in California will be required to comply with the state’s new warning requirement regulations—meaning your compliance with product testing standards has to extend beyond California borders.

These new regulations, implemented under California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, are intended to manage liability risks by requiring warnings on products and premises that can potentially expose consumers to any of the 900+ specified chemicals. The new regulations will come into effect on August 30, 2018, making a risk and quality management solution increasingly important for your organization.

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Topics: Risk and Quality Management, Supplier & Product Traceability

Blockchain: Building Blocks to Supply Chain Transparency

Posted by Julia Gorman on Wed, Mar, 21 2018 @ 10:30 AM

In the past two years, ‘blockchain’ has become one of the most powerful terms within the business realm. Today, ‘blockchain’ continues to be all the buzz and for good reason!

Blockchain provides encrypted and decentralized method of storing information and value giving it the potential to digitally disrupt a variety of industries. But what exactly does this mean for global supply chains?

Amber Road’s brochure, Blockchain Goes Beyond Visibility to Supply Chain Transparency, explores the blockchain basics and the modes in which it is disrupting industries for the better.

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

The Odds Aren’t in Favor of Your Global Sourcing and Logistics Relationship

Posted by Julia Gorman on Mon, Mar, 19 2018 @ 10:30 AM

Only 1 in 4 shippers connects sourcing and logistics on a single platform. If your organization falls into the majority (and the odds are you do) you likely miss out on opportunities to optimize global performance through the utilization of free trade agreements.

Recent American Shipper research reveals that the odds aren't in favor of your global sourcing and logistics relationship, as illustrated by Amber Road's infographic: Bridging the Sourcing-Global Trade Divide.

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Import Management, Duty Management, Export Management, Transportation Management, Trade Compliance

Webinar: Don’t Be Blindsided by Customs Law & Import Regulations!

Posted by Julia Gorman on Thu, Mar, 15 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Customs laws and regulations are continuously changing. This challenges your ability to comply with labor regulations and imported product restrictions, making it increasingly easy to get blindsided by penalties at the border.

At the same time, changing trade regulations and enhanced inter-agency enforcement techniques are delaying the clearance time for sensitive imports. This results in longer lead times and higher costs associated with customs exams and storage fees. 

Join Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy as we tackle the changes and potential pitfalls for importers during our webinar, Your Shipment Was Stopped? Don't Get Blindsided By Customs Laws & Regulations! It will broadcast live on Tuesday, March 20th at 2pm EDT.

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

Amber Road Loves Customer Engagement – Watch This New Video

Posted by Julia Gorman on Wed, Mar, 14 2018 @ 11:31 AM

We’d like to thank our global customers for engaging with Amber Road! We love hearing your comments and suggestions here at Marketing@AmberRoad, and on our GTM Best Practices LinkedIn Group and @GTMBestPractice. Your Customer Success Director always appreciates hearing from you too – so please keep engaging!

Most of all, we love when we get the opportunity to see our customers in-person. This past May, we hosted our eVOLVE User Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, just outside of Washington, DC. This was a fantastic event because we took the time to celebrate our world renowned customers, including GE, Abercrombie & Fitch, Regal Beloit, Caleres, TE Connectivity...and many more!

The user conference consisted of user-driven case studies, product updates, and best practice sessions from industry leaders. eVOLVE’s highlights and customer insights were beautifully captured in this short recap video.

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Events

Achieve Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Status – Your Questions Answered

Posted by Julia Gorman on Wed, Feb, 21 2018 @ 11:06 AM

Last month, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy hosted the webinar Navigate the Post-Brexit Landscape: Achieve Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Status. With Brexit around the corner in March 2019, your company must have the proper trade compliance processes in place to navigate the post-Brexit landscape.

As the webinar presenter, Suzanne Richer, Director of Trade Advisory Practices at Amber Road, contributed her expertise to the topic. From AEO in the global and UK context to an overview of the Certified Authorized Economic Operator (CAEO™) Specialist Program, Suzanne touched on some of the hottest points of interest. However, when discussing such an in-depth topic, questions are bound to arise.

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Topics: Webinars, Export Management, Export Compliance

Reinventing the Retail Supply Chain: Amber Road at RILA 2018

Posted by Julia Gorman on Wed, Feb, 14 2018 @ 10:11 AM

Every year, the 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference gathers leading retail executives for an opportunity to network and discover developments in retail supply chain management. This one of a kind event is based on the theme of ‘Reinventing the Retail Supply Chain: Accelerating What’s Possible.’ As a global trade management software provider, Amber Road’s products take a strong focus on reinventing the retail supply chain.

Amber Road is excited to attend at this year’s conference in Phoenix, AZ from February 25-28 at exhibit booth 219. Our industry experts will be available to chat & educate global retailers of how Amber Road’s global trade management solutions can serve their organization.

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Topics: Retail, Events, Global Supply Chain

Go Digital & Tackle the Complexities of Global Trade

Posted by Julia Gorman on Mon, Feb, 12 2018 @ 12:46 PM

80% of supply chain executives expect the digital supply chain to become the predominant model within 5 years. That's why best in-class companies align global trade management with business objectives and challenge it as a "cost of doing business." These organizations recognize that a digital supply chain results in both qualitative and quantifiable value.

Unfortunately, the trail leading to where the value of digitization can be derived is riddled with complexities. Amber Road and Journal of Commerce partnered up to create an infographic titled ‘Navigating the Complexities of Global Trade Management.’

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Supply Chain

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