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

Upcoming Webinar: U.S. Trade Policy Is Changing Rapidly & So May Your Job!

Posted by Julia Gorman

After lying dormant for almost 30 years, U.S. trade policy has been swept up in a whirlwind of change – and, surprise, your trade compliance job may get caught in the storm too! Your imports of a variety of products just became more expensive with the imposition of special tariffs and import restrictions. 

Join Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy’s upcoming webinar, U.S. Trade Policy Is Changing Rapidly - And So May Your Job!, on June 26th at 2:00PM EDT.

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Topics: Webinars, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance

Get a Grasp on ACE and the PGAs with Trade Automation

Posted by Julia Gorman

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) set up Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) with the intent of providing importers a "single window" to submit data to other U.S. agencies. But instead of finding a steady mark to hit, shippers are struggling with the complexities of importing under ACE and the partner government agencies (PGAs). 

A Moving Target: The Complexities of Importing Under ACE And The PGAs is an American Shipper white paper that exposes the uneven levels of ACE integration from PGAs. As the sponsor of this white paper, Amber Road contributes to the conversation by offering how global trade management automation can help importers navigate among the chaos.

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Topics: Import Compliance, Trade Compliance

Navigating Your Way Through Global Trade Uncertainties

Posted by David Hamilton

Today’s global trade market, subject to volatility and constant changes, presents several challenges to international companies and their supply chains. Risks to supply chains are normally categorized into issues such as production errors, unanticipated weather events, labor disputes, and qualms with supplier reliability. While these are all legitimate fears that any sensible company should monitor, special attention should also be paid to addressing global trade uncertainties—modifications in economic and political trade policies that precede shifts in regulatory compliance standards.

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

Questioning Your Valuation ABC’s? We Have Answers!

Posted by Julia Gorman

Last week, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy hosted the webinar, Valuation ABC’s & Related Party Transfer Pricing Pitfalls, which reviewed the critical components of proper Customs & Border Protection (CBP)’s valuation declarations, appraised value under Transaction Value, and how to prove inter-company transfer pricing between related parties.

Marian Ladner, Managing Partner at Ladner & Associates PC, presented on behalf of Global Trade Academy. Marian comes from an extensive background in trade law, providing her with a wealth of knowledge on trade compliance. With only an hour to cover such a complex topic, many of our viewers had additional questions.

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Topics: Webinars, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance

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

Posted by Julia Gorman

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

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

Posted by Julia Gorman

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

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

Pivotal Trade Initiatives: Increased Duties & The Global Supply Chain Impact

Posted by Suzanne Richer

The importing community is reacting to the recently announced tariff increases based on a recommendation from the United States International Trade Commission. This led to President Trump’s move to add a 30% tariff on solar cells and up to 50% for imported washing machines. The tariffs on the solar cells would decrease over a four-year period. 

The President is using Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974, the so-called “escape clause” to take this action. This rarely used statutory provision empowers the President to grant temporary import relief, by raising import duties or imposing non-tariff barriers on goods entering the United States that injure or threaten to injure domestic industries that produce similar goods.  

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance, Trade Compliance

North Korea Trade Sanctions Affect Social Compliance

Posted by Julia Gorman

Social Responsibility Team, Meet Trade Compliance Team

Not that the two teams haven’t talked in the past, but generally social compliance and customs compliance aren’t sitting in meetings together. However, with the recent enforcement of North Korean sanctions, the social and trade compliance teams can expect to spend a lot more time working together.

On August 2, 2017, provisions were made to the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (P.L. 115-44) prohibiting the entry of any merchandise mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part by North Korean nationals or citizens into the United States. It is ever more critical that US importers are fully aware of their compliance responsibilities, the risks associated with forced labor, and have the necessary systems in place to ensure their supply chains are free of forced labor.

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Topics: Trade Compliance, Risk and Quality Management, Facility Compliance

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