Final Steps to EU-UK Separation: Is Your Supply Chain Brexit-Ready?

Posted by Arne Mielken

Last week, the European Council President Donald Tusk called a special summit of the EU leaders on the topic of Brexit. During this meeting, the European Council, consisting of the EU 27 Heads of State met to approve and endorse both the political and legal documents necessary for the separation between the EU and the UK to take place on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 0.00 CET (11 BST). So, what's next?

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Content

The Importance of the EEA Agreement for Global Business

Posted by Arne Mielken

Amber Road recently participated in a seminar on the European Economic Area (EEA) in Brussels and is providing this report on the main outcomes. The seminar allowed Amber Road’s staff of in-house trade specialists who provide up-to-date content to its Global Knowledge® database, to obtain a thorough, first-hand understanding of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) and how it integrates Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway into the EU’s Internal Market.


The Global Knowledge database consists of regulatory controls, restricted party screening lists, product classification data, landed cost data and trade documentation required for global shipments for 160+ countries. Amber Road’s trade specialists gather, translate, interpret and update country-specific trade regulations on a daily basis to maintain the most comprehensive and robust database of global trade content, government regulations, and international business rules available today. A deep understanding of the functioning of the EEA Agreement and the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) are fundamental for the success of Global Knowledge® in Europe.

Here are the key takeaways from the presentations by the EFTA Secretariat, the EEA and Norway Grants, the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the EFTA Court on the day-to-day operation and management of the EEA Agreement, including recent developments and challenges.

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Topics: Global Trade Content, Trade Content Specialists, Global Knowledge

UK Aims to Prep Businesses in Case of No-Deal Brexit

Posted by Gary M. Barraco

With just over six months to go before the ongoing divorce saga of Brexit is finalized, the UK government is preparing businesses for the possibility of a ‘no-deal Brexit’. In this scenario—which they insist is really, really unlikely—the UK and the EU will split on March 29, 2019 without an agreement in place outlining their new relationship. This would affect every business in the EU and UK that conducts cross-border trade, along with companies that currently export to the UK under EU rules.

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

Brexit: Journey to the Unknown

Posted by Arne Mielken

On March 29, 2019 the United Kingdom will leave the European Union – and with it the customs union, the EU’s common commercial policy and the European single market, which had hitherto committed the UK to the free movement of labor. Yet with Brexit only some months away, future customs arrangements between the negotiating parties remain totally unpredictable. The uncertainty is poison to global trade.

When we leave the EU, we will also leave the EU Customs Union.”

This was the guiding principle under which the United Kingdom, on its way out of the European Union, first submitted ideas about a future customs collaboration with the EU, including the outline of an independent customs bill.

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

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

Trade Relations are Building a Bigger Wall Between the US and China

Posted by Gary M. Barraco

The tête-à-tête regarding trade between China and the US, the world’s two largest economies, has reached a new level. On Tuesday, April 3rd, the US Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 1,300 products that when imported from China, would carry an additional 25 percent duty. The action doesn’t come as a surprise as both nations have been at odds over President Trump’s open position on the trade imbalance.

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Topics: Global Trade Content, Global Knowledge

As Trade with India Grows, Trade Automation Helps Pave the Way

Posted by Ty Bordner

The latest trade data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows a steep increase in U.S. exports to India for 2017 – 18 percent – making it our 15th largest export market. India is the 11th biggest importer of goods to the U.S. as well, growing by a modest 5.6 percent from 2016 to 2017. The second-most populous country in the world, India is home to 1.3 billion people and a growing middle class. These figures help explain why India is increasing in attractiveness to U.S. companies looking to expand their global footprint.

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

Are You Prepared for Global Trade Management in 2018?

Posted by Mandy Hyde

In April of 2017, the World Trade Organization predicted that global trade management was expected to recover in 2017 and 2018. This was reported even amidst the surge of policy uncertainty and growing protectionism due to various updates to export restrictions and sanctions, ongoing trade negotiations, etc. However, in order for this rebound in economic performance to take place, governments had to pursue "the right policy mix." Did this happen and, if it did, what does this mean for 2018?

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Trade Content

Global Trade Recap: While You Were Away…

Posted by Gary M. Barraco

 

The elongated holiday break gave most people a chance to relax, but for most, that means you have some catching-up to do. Here is a quick recap of some top global trade news stories that emerged in the final weeks of 2017 while you were away from the small screen...

 

 

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Topics: Global Trade Content, Global Trade Management

Webinar: Wrapping Up Global Trade in 2017

Posted by Mandy Hyde

The past year of global trade management has been riddled with policy uncertainty and growing protectionism as ongoing negotiations, such as NAFTA and Brexit, bring promise of widespread trade changes and an influx of new policies and regulations. The World Trade Organization originally reported in April that global trade was expected to recover in 2017 and 2018; however, in order for a rebound in economic performance, governments would need to pursue "the right policy mix." Did this happen? What forthcoming trade trends do importers and exporters need to prepare for?

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Topics: Global Trade Content, Trade Content Specialists

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