Made in America, Buy America, or Buy American: Qualify Your Goods and Increase Sales

Posted by Nick Fabretti

Are you missing out on sales to current and developing markets? Qualifying your goods as Made in America requires attention to detail and the ability to create an audit trail, resulting in more opportunities to grab market share!
 

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Topics: Global Trade Academy

Handling PSC, PD or Voluntary Disclosures as Part of Your Self-Testing Plan

Posted by Nick Fabretti

Today’s compliance leaders must integrate self-testing programs into their export and import processes. A self-testing program is the basis of the Importer Self-Assessment (ISA) and is an excellent tool for firms not participating in ISA.  

Self-testing programs begin with a risk model specific to the firm and may mitigate penalties from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) when properly implemented and updated.

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Topics: Global Trade Academy

e-Commerce Impacts Global Trade: 2017 AAEI e-Commerce Benchmark Report

Posted by Nick Fabretti

e-Commerce has revolutionized business-to-consumer sales, resulting in a newly empowered consumer – one with higher expectations for the retail shopping experience. For organizations to stay ahead of the curve that is e-commerce, primary gaps must be addressed with a combination of technology, trade compliance knowledge, and automation.

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Topics: Global Trade Management

Dialing Into the Supplier Network

Posted by Nick Fabretti

Expanding supplier bases and stretching out supply chains have increased the pressure to roll-out a supply network with leading supplier management and global sourcing tools.

This is critical for product innovation, product quality management, facility compliance, and reduced order cycles and cost – with just a single global transaction. In short, automate all the way upstream to the source.

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Topics: Supplier Management

AAEI Western Regional Seminar: e-Commerce Takes the Wheel as the New Driver in Retail

Posted by Nick Fabretti

The runaway train of e-commerce continues to gain momentum as we begin 2017. But this growth has been no surprise to retailers, both domestic and international. e-commerce has revolutionized business-to-consumer sales resulting in a newly empowered consumer – one with higher expectations for the retail shopping experience.

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Missing the CBP Trade Symposium? We Have You Covered!

Posted by Nick Fabretti

Are you unable to make it to this year’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trade Symposium in Arlington, VA? Or will you make it to Arlington, but would like a review of the themes and updates from the event?

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance

Webinar Q&A: Customs Valuation Essentials for Importing

Posted by Nick Fabretti

Last month, Amber Road's Global Trade Academy broadcasted a webinar Customs Valuation Essentials for Importing. Our presenter, Robin Grover, Consultant at Amber Road’s Trade Advisory Practice received several questions throughout the webinar. Unfortunately, he 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:

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Topics: Import Management, Global Trade Academy

Did You Miss the BIS Update Conference? We've Got You Covered

Posted by Nick Fabretti

Were you unable to make it to this year’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Update Conference in Washington, DC? Or did you make it to Washington, DC, but would like a review of the themes and updates from the show?

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance, Global Trade Academy

The Morning After: What the Future Holds for Trade Policy & the Global Fashion Industry

Posted by Nick Fabretti

Across the United States, most Americans are getting ready to cast their votes in one of the strangest elections in our country’s history.

With Election Day less than 2 weeks away, supply chain executives are beginning to analyze what the future will hold for trade policies, agreements and regulations. The largest piece of trade legislation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is still in play, but importers and exporters are wondering not solely if, but how the result of the election will affect their supply chain operations.

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Topics: Apparel, Transportation Management, Events

I Received a CBP Informed Compliance Letter: What’s Next?

Posted by Nick Fabretti

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been quietly sending out Informed Compliance Letters with attached CDs of publications and trade regulations over the past several months. If you received one, does this mean your firm is getting audited? And if you didn’t receive one, are you momentarily off the hook?

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance