The British Vote Brexit: How Will This Affect Trade?

Posted by Arne Mielken

As you have heard by now, the British public voted in favor of a Brexit, or exit, from the European Union (EU). Of the British electorate, 17.4 million (51.9%) casted their votes in favor of Brexit compared to 16.1 million (48.1%) in favor of continued membership with an overall turnout of 72.2%, which is higher than most expected. So what does this mean for the future of the UK and global trade?

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Topics: Certificate Management, Foreign-Trade Zones, Free Trade Agreements, Global Knowledge

Amber Road Joins UK’s ‘Exporting Is GREAT’ Initiative

Posted by Kelsey Barker

Amber Road is partnering with the UK Government’s Exporting is GREAT initiative to help small and medium sized businesses in the UK jumpstart and expand their success in overseas markets.

Exporting Is GREAT aims to significantly increase the number of UK businesses selling internationally by providing support throughout all stages of the exporting process, from identifying opportunities through to winning international contracts. The initiative is part of the international GREAT Britain campaign and is scheduled to run through 2020.

As the prime GTM partner to join the initiative, Amber Road will provide key trade related content, Global Knowledge, for participating companies. Working with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy, Amber Road is collaborating on a dedicated interface for trade management information, guidance and critical information. Amber Road aims to enable companies to quickly and easily evaluate the trade regulation aspects of an export opportunity, including the destination import customs requirements and potential beneficial trade programs, and guide them on the documentation requirements.

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Topics: Document Management, Export Management, Global Trade Content, Global Trade Management, Export Compliance, Global Knowledge

Danieli Group Enhances Global Trade Compliance with Screening 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 government regulations and that their goods are not being sold to undesirable entities.

To safeguard against these risks, Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA has selected Amber Road's Restricted Party Screening solution to support the company's enterprise-wide global trade compliance initiative.

Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA is the parent company of Danieli Group, which ranks among the three largest suppliers of equipment and plants for the metals industry worldwide. Headquartered in North-Eastern Italy, Danieli Group includes more than 40 subsidiaries globally, with workshops and implementation projects across the world.

Seeking more comprehensive coverage to support current operations and future growth, Danieli decided to further enhance its compliance controls by implementing a state-of-the-art solution. The company chose Amber Road’s Restricted Party Screening solution, part of the comprehensive Export On-Demand solution that also includes product classification, export controls and export license management as standard modules.

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Topics: Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening, Global Knowledge, Trade Compliance

Amber Road Receives ISO 9001:2008 Recertification

Posted by Kelsey Barker

Amber Road's proprietary process for collecting, translating, interpreting and updating country-specific trade regulations has achieved ISO 9001:2008 recertification.

Amber Road commercialized trade content under the trade name Global Knowledge®. In 2014, Global Knowledge was updated with over 13 million new records, with trade content sourced from government agencies in over 145 countries. Global Knowledge provides the intelligence to power Amber Road's GTM solutions.

The ISO 9001:2008 is an internationally recognized set of standards for quality management systems developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Both the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) in the United States and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) independently verified Amber Road's ISO 9001:2008 compliance.

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

Join Our New Amber Road's Global Trade Academy LinkedIn Group!

Posted by Lisa Feroli

Are you interested in furthering your GTM knowledge through educational and development training courses? Amber Road's Global Trade Academy has got you covered! Amber Road's Global Trade Academy is your premier source for comprehensive training and professional development in the areas of trade and customs compliance, import/export management, global logistics, risk assessment and international commerce. 

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Topics: Amber Road News, Global Knowledge, Global Trade Academy

Amber Road Launches Global Trade Academy

Posted by Kelsey Barker

We are very pleased to announce that Amber Road is launching a comprehensive global trade management training practice known as Global Trade Academy™.

The Global Trade Academy provides rich training and professional development to industry professionals in the areas of customs and trade compliance, import and export management, global logistics, risk assessment and international commerce. At launch, it offers over 60 courses, spanning instructor led in-classroom and web-based training, as well as computer-based training designed for the U.S., European and Chinese markets.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Global Knowledge

Join Amber Road at the GTM 2014 Conference in London

Posted by Sam Scordato

Globally efficient trade management is mission critical. Please join Amber Road in London on 23-25 June for Global Trade Management Europe 2014. Not your typical compliance conference, this is the first regional forum to tackle GTM at a holistic level to help you deliver efficient, compliant and profitable global trade.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Global Trade Content, Global Trade Management, Events, Global Knowledge

Did You Know? New Video!

Posted by Kelsey Barker

Global trade has an even farther reach than you may realize. For example, did you know...

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Topics: Global Trade Content, Global Trade Management, Trade Regulatory Content, Global Knowledge

Global Trade: Why Content Matters

Posted by Kelsey Barker

Successful global supply chains require timely access to complete and accurate global trade content. Content isn't just data, though -  content combines logic with data, automating rules with data to keep companies in compliance.

For example, calculating the landed cost of a good requires not only knowledge of the harmonized tariff schedule (HTS),  the duties and fees – among other pieces of information-- associated with the item, but also the applying algorithms (the logic) to the information to calculate that cost. Similarly, simply knowing an Export Classification Number won’t tell you whether you need a license to ship an item.

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Topics: Global Knowledge

The “Look” of Retail at NRF Big Show 2014

Posted by Gary M. Barraco

Wrapping up my 8th Big Show in NYC last week, I reflected on the ebb and tides the show has taken and how much the industry is truly reflected in the activities of the event. The roller coaster ride for US retailers and brands is just like the weather each year at the Big Show – this year we had warm weather and drizzle compared to the year’s past where trudging to the Javits Center on thick layers of ice was the norm, and the freezing cold blasts off the Hudson just part of “the experience”. The economic downturn in 2010 meant that this (an almost every retail event in the country) was poorly attended back then. But in 2012 the show was overwhelmed by the comeback and flocks waited for hours to get into the show.

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Topics: Retail, Global Knowledge