Webinar: Trade Updates for NAFTA, ACE, and Anti-Dumping Investigations

Posted by Kelsey Barker

Summer is ending, and it’s time to study up! Between CBP’s ACE updates, NAFTA re-negotiations, and anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigations – a lot of updates are expected in August.

So sharpen your pencils, organize a new binder, and tune in to Global Trade Academy’s webinar next week with international trade lawyer Robin Grover.

 

Trade Updates for NAFTA, ACE, and Anti-Dumping Investigations

Tuesday, August 21, at 2PM EST

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Topics: Free Trade Agreements, Import Customs Filing, Export Customs Filing

Why Does Product Testing Matter?

Posted by Kelsey Barker

As protectionism continues to rise across the world, the chance of having your goods stopped at the border increases as well. There are volumes of legal documentation and a corps of agents enforcing regulations in each country all over the word. These rules are in place for many reasons: protecting against terrorism, consumer safety, balancing trade, and generating revenue, to name a few. 

In particular, a lack of testing and certification that should occur well before the goods are shipped often leads to improper or incomplete documentation and can cause shipment delays.

Amber Road's eBook, Stopped at the Border: Why Product Testing Matters, explores how to combat border delays through rigorous product testing.

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Topics: Product Testing, Risk and Quality Management

Tackle Trade Compliance with Global Trade Academy's 5-Day Import Boot Camp

Posted by Kelsey Barker

Understanding constantly evolving U.S. customs regulations and its complex requirements is a challenging task.

Whether you are looking for a refresher course or are new to the industry and want to get up to speed fast, our hands-on 5-day Import Boot Camp will provide you with a solid understanding of U.S. Customs regulations, requirements, and best practices needed to tackle a multitude of trade compliance issues with authority.

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

Webinar Q&A: US Trade Policy Is Changing Rapidly - and So May Your Job!

Posted by Kelsey Barker

After laying dormant for almost thirty years, US trade policy has been swept up in a whirlwind of change. Last month’s Global Trade Academy webinar explored the pitfalls associated with these trade policy changes and recommended best practices to protect you and your company. You can find this webinar, US Trade Policy Is Changing Rapidly - and So May Your Job! on-demand here.

Global Trade Academy is hosting a second webinar in this regulatory update series tomorrow, July 12, at 2PM: Como está? Zěnmeliǎo? What’s happening? Trade Legislation Changes Around the World – Translated! Tune in to discover how US policy changes are affecting trade legislation around the world.

Viewers came armed with several questions about product classification, Drawback, the exclusion process, and more, and while our presenter Robin Grover answered many of your questions, we ran out of time to address them all. Luckily, Robin has compiled all his answers in this post.  

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Export Violations

Webinar: Trade Legislation Changes Around the World – Translated!

Posted by Kelsey Barker

Como está?

Zěnmeliǎo?

Translated: what's happening?

It may seem like you need a translator to understand the scope of rapid policy shifts in international trade, especially as countries like Canada, Brazil, and China respond to increased US tariffs and restrictions. 

Instead of turning to Google Translate, tune in to our upcoming webinar, where Suzanne Richer, Director of Trade Advisory Practices at Amber Road, will expand on how US trade changes have impacted legislation in other countries. 

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Topics: Trade Regulatory Content, Free Trade Agreements, Trade Compliance

World-Class Supply Chain Collaboration Redefined at SCM World Leaders Forum

Posted by Kelsey Barker

Global supply chain leaders from around the world will convene in London next month for the Leaders Forum, hosted by SCM World, a Gartner community. At this exclusive event, the world’s most influential business and operations executives will share their insights and experiences in a closed-door setting like no other.

This year's Leaders Forum will focus on The Power of the Profession, identifying strategies to grow through digital transformation, lead with purpose, and inspire teams. 

One of the supply chain leaders addresses this theme is Mark Baxa, President & CEO of Fernia Creek, and former Head of Global Procurement at Monsanto, who will present "World-Class Supply Chain Collaboration, Redefined."

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Global Supply Chain

Amber Road and Dow Jones Partner to Deliver Expanded Restricted Party Screening Capabilities

Posted by Kelsey Barker

Today, Amber Road announced a new partnership with Dow Jones Risk & Compliance to offer enhanced Restricted Party Screening (RPS).

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Topics: Global Trade Content, Import Compliance, Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening, Export Violations, Global Knowledge

Pilot Freight Services Implements On-Demand Export Compliance Solution

Posted by Kelsey Barker

In an era of heightened security, determining whether individuals, companies or organizations are restricted from conducting trade is essential. Exporters are responsible for ensuring that they are compliant with changing government regulations, and that their goods are not being sold to undesirable entities.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening

Your Blockchain Questions Answered: Blockchain for Global Supply Chain Webinar Q&A

Posted by Kelsey Barker

There is no doubt that blockchain technology has the powerful potential to improve digital supply chains and global trade management. But how?

That's the question Dan Gardner, VP of Supply Chain for Lakeshore Learning Materials and co-founder of Trade Facilitators, Inc., and Amber Road’s Ty Bordner both answered during Amber Road's recent webinar, Blockchain for Global Supply Chain: Ghost in the Machine or Breakthrough Technology? Of course, blockchain is such a top topic these days that Dan and Ty's introduction sparked a ton of debate, and they were only able to address a fraction of viewers' questions during the hour-long webcast. Luckily, we've compiled their answers to these queries below. See if they've answered some of your biggest questions about how blockchain can be applied to the global supply chain, then watch the webinar on-demand here

  • Question: Although I understand "how" this can work for the Global Supply Chain, what I don't understand is "why" it could be preferable to existing data tracking tools?
    • Answer: As we all know, the global supply chain is highly complex, and there are many different types of use cases spanning the process from purchase order to payment. Not all of the processes are appropriate for Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). The most appropriate use cases would have attributes which lend themselves to the need for absolute trust and exchange of value.
  • Q: As a solo exporter, should I adopt this system in my trade financing operations? Can a block of documents be used for satisfying the Letter of Credit (L/C) performance?
    • A: The Letter of Credit use case seems to be very compelling for DLT (i.e. Blockchain). There clearly is an exchange of value with a Letter of Credit and many of the terms and conditions of an LC can be automated as part of set of business rules (smart contracts). Of course the information representing the LC and the actual movement of the goods (BoL, Commercial Invoice, Packing List, etc.) must be in a digital form.
  • Q: Contracts are confidential, but how does confidentiality/anonymity work in a distributed ledger?
    • A: Blockchain (DLT) technology can be implemented in different ways. There is a concept of a public blockchain (Ex. Bitcoin) and a private or permissioned blockchain. In a permissioned blockchain only the parties that have been given privileges will be able to see confidential information.
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Topics: Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Global Supply Chain, Supplier & Product Traceability

Annual ‘Souper Bowl’ Food Drive Feeds Thousands in the Raleigh Community

Posted by Kelsey Barker

In 2017 Forbes ranked Raleigh, NC, the site of one of Amber Road's biggest offices, as the #1 City in America to Raise a Family.  In 2016, Forbes ranked the city #2 in America’s Hottest Spots for Tech Jobs. For so many people in our community, Raleigh is a great place to live and work.  Yet in the midst of the 34 counties of Central and Eastern NC, there are 630,000 people that struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for a healthy life.

For the past 12 years during the lead-up to the Super Bowl, Amber Road employees have participated in their own “Souper Bowl” competition in the form of a food drive. Year-over-year, the big winner is the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

In the last 12 years, Amber Road’s Raleigh office has collected and donated 104,301 pounds to the Food Bank. Just last month, the team collected 33,201 pounds, equating to 27,958 nourishing meals for local families thanks to the herculean efforts by Amber Road’s passionate employees.

“Though Raleigh is a great place to live and work, there are over 630,000 people among the 34 counties of Central and Eastern NC that struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food,” explained Stephanie Miles, Senior Vice President, Commercial Services for Amber Road.Corporate social responsibility through our annual Souper Bowl Food Drive has been an integral part of our office culture and tradition for the past 12 years. Our intention is to continue the momentum and make the program contagious in our community, so that ‘No One Goes Hungry’,” added Miles.   

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Topics: Amber Road News

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