Steering Clear on the Wild Ride of Global Trade

Posted by Veronika Clough on July 26, 2019

It’s been a wild ride in global trade this July – bumpy roads full of regulation potholes; wind-whipping storms slowing movement of goods; and trade wars blocking the flow of global trade traffic. To help companies keep steady, safe, and visible on the global trade trails, Amber Road’s subject matter experts offer insight and solutions in the following articles, which appeared in industry publications this month.

Weathering the Trade Policy Storm: Trade Content is Key in Logistics Viewpoints

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Supply Chain Visibility, Global Supply Chain, Trade Compliance

Supply Chain Pressures Heating Up This Summer

Posted by Veronika Clough on June 28, 2019

Blistering heatwaves aren’t only rolling through Europe. Global trade is heating up with looming trade wars, demanding and cumbersome regulations and brewing disruptions with stormy summer weather. To keep cool and in control, companies must have clear visibility across their supply chains and the right tools to keep everything running smoothly. Amber Road’s subject matter experts offer insight and solutions in the following articles, which appeared in industry publications.

CBP Updates Supply Chain Cybersecurity Guidelines in Sourcing Journal

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Topics: Apparel, Transportation Management, Global Trade Management, Footwear, Global Supply Chain, Trade Compliance, Risk and Quality Management, C-TPAT, Import Customs Filing, Export Customs Filing

Global Supply Chains Spring Into Action

Posted by Veronika Clough on April 30, 2019

Global trade is exploding; supply chains in every industry continue to ramp-up movement of goods, maintain pace with trade regulations, and gain the competitive advantage by being the fastest, top-quality, and least expensive. Staying on top of your game means you have to focus on improving supply chain visibility while tightening costs and keeping up with consumer demand. To help companies, Amber Road’s subject matter experts provide best practices across the supply chain in a range of published articles from industry publications.

All is Not Quiet on the Western Front: Trade is Happening in Logistics Viewpoints

While most of the world is tuned-into the ongoing tariff battles between the US and China, European nations are using the opportunity to strengthen their relationship with China. Moreover, China President Xi’s orchestrated visits to EU leaders is putting pressure on US trade negotiators.

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Free Trade Agreements, Global Supply Chain, Trade Compliance

Spring Cleaning: Get Your HS Code Right!

Posted by Suzanne Richer on April 24, 2019

Challenged with classification? Classifying the same product differently in one or more countries? Uncertain as to when a “kit” is a “kit for customs purposes” or when to classify a part with the machine and when not to? 

The Harmonized System (HS) is a global number, to 6-digits, that drives the duties, fees and taxes of a product upon importation, in addition to applicable protective measures (i.e.: antidumping). In addition, the HS number is the basis of many free trade agreement qualification processes. So why do so many companies raise their customs risk and classify some products differently when operating in more than one country?

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Topics: Import Compliance, Product Classification, Export Compliance, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance, Import Customs Filing

Surviving the March Madness of Global Supply Chains

Posted by Veronika Clough on March 29, 2019

Global trade today is making the world a smaller place and enabling more markets and regions to link together with less cost and risk. It’s also driving technology development by creating standards and removing economic barriers that inhibit the movement of goods, information, and people. Amber Road’s subject-matter experts provide some thought-provoking insights in a range of industry publications to help companies continue to streamline their global supply chains.

Is Technology the Solution to Supply Chain Complexity? in Inbound Logistics

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Topics: GTM Best Practices, Supply Chain Visibility, Global Supply Chain, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance

Don’t be Scared; Be Prepared! Gearing Up for Fall 2018

Posted by Veronika Clough on October 30, 2018

Autumn is here, which means the holiday shopping season is just around the corner. The store shelves are already stocked with some Christmas holiday goods, which signals that the products are already sitting in the local DCs and stores. Companies aren’t wasting time to get the holiday shopping season underway, and better inventory management will give them some extra advantages this season. It’s also important to understand why product testing matters in today’s complex safety and compliance world, and how to keep from being blindsided by custom laws and regulations. Amber Road’s subject matter experts provide best practices across the supply chain in a range of published articles from industry publications. 

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Supply Chain, Trade Compliance, Sourcing Optimization, Product Management

Seeking Supply Chain Excellence in August 2018

Posted by Veronika Clough on August 30, 2018

The search for supply chain excellence is on in August. From keeping an eye on activities inside China’s borders to the quest for eternal supply chain knowledge, or how to face the challenges and opportunities of free trade and compliance. Amber Road’s subject matter experts provide solutions across the supply chain in a range of published articles from industry publications.

China has Another Trade War Going on Behind the Wall in Supply Chain Dive:

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Global Supply Chain, Trade Compliance, Production Management

Webinar: Trade Legislation Changes Around the World – Translated!

Posted by Kelsey Barker on July 10, 2018

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 on June 18, 2018

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 on June 6, 2018

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

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