Charlotte, NC, March 21, 2012 – The US-Korea (KORUS) Free Trade Agreement went into effect on March 15, 2012, after years of discussions between the two governments. KORUS, or UKFTA as it is also known, has been touted as one of the most significant trade agreements for the US since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Within hours of the KORUS FTA going into effect, an Integration Point customer and US Exporter generated a KORUS-compliant Certificate of Origin to a customer importing into Korea.

According to Kevin Shoemaker, Vice President of Global Solutions at Integration Point, whose responsibilities include the product roadmap for Integration Point Free Trade Agreement Management Software, “With the growing trend of FTAs going into force, sourcing decisions are becoming more complex. Integration Point FTA Management Software makes leveraging these agreements easier and more efficient on both sides of the equation – the supplier and the importer. Integration Point has a team of trade specialists making sure our customers have the most current global regulations delivered in real time.”

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Charlotte, NC, November 27, 2012 -- Integration Point®, a leading provider of global trade management and trade compliance solutions, has once again received a “Best Places to Work” award from the Charlotte Business Journal. Companies on this list are nominated by employees in their Charlotte, North Carolina, location. Employees complete an anonymous survey about why their employer is a best place to work.

“Receiving this recognition, awarded solely from anonymous team input, is one of the best things a company could ask for” said Tom Barnes, CEO of Integration Point. “The success of Integration Point is directly tied to our team. It is rewarding to balance rapid growth with team member success while ensuring great customer satisfaction.”

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Charlotte, NC, April 5, 2012 — Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine announced its 12th annual listing of Pros to Know in the supply chain industry. Integration Point is pleased to announce that three leaders within the company were recognized for helping customers achieve their global trade management and compliance objectives.

“It is once again a privilege to have Integration Point team members recognized for their dedication and hard work that provides our customers with a robust platform for global trade management and compliance,” said Clay Perry, Senior Vice President of Global Markets at Integration Point.

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Charlotte, NC, June 9, 2012 - In 2011, the Mexican Government announced a new regulation that requires companies doing business in Mexico to submit customs documentation via a portal called the Ventanilla Unica de Comercio Exterior Mexicano (VUCEM). The VUCEM portal allows companies to send electronic data one time to all necessary customs agencies within Mexico. On June 1, 2012, the use of the VUCEM portal became mandatory for all companies conducting business in Mexico. Integration Point customers were some of the first companies to file a Comprobante de Valor Electronico (COVE) file via the VUCEM portal when it went live.

“When the regulation was announced, making the filing of COVE via the VUCEM portal mandatory, Integration Point immediately began working to incorporate this electronic data transmission into our software,” said Lalo Solorzano, Director of Global Solutions at Integration Point. “Corning Cable System has always been an early adopter of new technologies and we were excited to partner with them to provide a seamless integration to the VUCEM portal.”

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Charlotte, NC, March 7, 2012 —After months of development and testing, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) successfully began the transition of electronic In-Bond filing (also known as QP/WP) to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Integration Point, a provider of global trade management and compliance solutions, is the only software provider to certify QP/WP in the ACE environment and facilitate the successful filing of all customer In-Bond transactions.

“We were already filing QP/WP with Integration Point and recently made the transition to ACE,” said Malcolm Appelbe of Lam Research. “The Integration Point team was diligent in their testing, and through their partnership with CBP, the transition to ACE was well managed.”

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