ICPA Heads to Music City! Make Plans to Join Them!

Have you registered to attend the 2014 ICPA Fall Conference? If not, there is still time to register so you don’t miss out on another great ICPA conference. This year’s conference will take place September 10-12, 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee. With live music and creative energy around every corner, Music City is sure to provide an exciting environment for ICPA’s expert sessions on trade compliance.

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FTA News from Around the World – June 2014 Round Up

With regulations ever changing and updates constantly being made, we understand keeping up with new regulations affecting global trade can be challenging. Therefore, Global Trade News has taken the information that we have gathered over the last month from governments around the world, and compiled it into a monthly summary, posted here for you. You can access this information, along with all related FTA posts at any time by visiting the Free Trade Agreement category on this blog.

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CBP Update on ACE: Your Exports & AES Questions

An Executive Order, signed on February 19, 2014, directs US federal agencies with a role in trade to complete development of an electronic “Single Window” which aims to streamline export and import processes for America’s businesses. One of the processes included in this transformation is the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). By the end of 2016, ACE will have undergone a substantial development aimed to streamline and automate manual processes, eliminate paper and efficiently comply with US laws and regulations through a series of seven developmental stages.

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New Sanctions Issued by OFAC

On July 16, 2014, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) introduced the Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List. The list includes persons that are determined to be operating in the finance and energy sectors of the Russian economy, as determined by OFAC. It’s important to note that the sanctions are not a blocking order and persons included on the list will not be added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list.

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Global Trade News Summary – Happy Monday!

Take a look again at the most important news and start the week fully informed with the news that Global Trade News brought to you last week in Twitter: Continue reading

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West Coast Ports Update – Negotiations Continue

Tensions are high on the West Coast as negotiations between the International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have yet to show any sign of resolution. In a post from last week, we provided some quick tips on ways to prepare in the instance of a strike.

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CBP’s ACEopedia: Your Source for everything ACE!

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has established a schedule for completing development of all core trade processing capabilities in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) by the end of 2016. Progress on the transition to ACE is underway, and as the deployment schedule rolls on, CBP is keeping the trade up to date on all of the newest features.

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An Ode to “The Box”: The Shipping Container’s Role in Expanding Global Trade

There’s no doubting that the shipping container is among history’s most famous boxes. Despite its hard fought beginnings, the shipping container quickly emerged as the beacon of transformation for global trade. Whether it’s being used for its original intent, shipping, or serving as a home, pool, or, more recently, your local bar, the shipping container has had a pivotal effect on all that it has served.

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New Markets Await US Companies at Premiere International Business Conference

Did you know that in 2013, the Western Hemisphere was the destination for 45% of all US exports?

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Global Trade News Summary – Happy Monday!

Take a look again at the most important news and start the week fully informed with the news that Global Trade News brought to you last week in Twitter:  Continue reading

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