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Alberto Rodriguez-Baez

International Marketing and Trade Success in 2015

International Marketing and Trade Success in 2015
As this year comes to an end, companies of all sizes and in all kinds of industries, involved in international trade, are (or should be) asking this question: How successful were our international marketing efforts in 2014?  I have found that three fundamental factors largely determine the success of a company’s international marketing efforts. I came to this realization through personal experience working in international marketing and business development in the private sector, surveying colleagues...
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Michael Laden

Takeaways from Tragedy

As we approach the 13 th anniversary of the catastrophic attacks on September 11, 2001; I stopped to ponder the plethora of regulatory changes and new programs that have been imposed upon companies engaged in global business in the post 9/11 era. In 2008 the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) published The American Trader’s Guide to Post 9/11 and Homeland Security Programs . By my count there are no less than thirty (30)...
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Charles Moser

Trade Partners

Throughout the country there are Economic Development groups or Business Development organizations providing funding for accelerating exports and stimulate the economy in their region. One way to increase exports is to provide funds for export education to businesses. The education in turn gives businesses the tools and confidence to expand or enter exporting arena. Recently Global Training Center partnered with the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC). The...
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Charles Moser

New U.S. Customs Focused Assessment Audit Rules

From a Former Customs Auditor’s Perspective Co-written by George R. Tuttle, III and Cindy Deleon In January of 2014, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced plans to update its rules on conducting Focused Assessments (FAs). Some of the changes seem subtle, however, upon closer examination they can have a significant impact on the scope, sampling, review areas, and outcome of the audit. Background CBP collects more than $30 billion in duties, fees, and taxes annually...
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Charles Moser

Covering Your NAFTA Documentation Obligations

Covering Your NAFTA Documentation Obligations
It is that time of year when soon you will be requesting NAFTA documentation or be asked to provide NAFTA (or country of origin) documentation for parts you sell. In many cases, you will be doing both, soliciting and fulfilling requests. In this issue we are concentrating on Audits. This could be a very time consuming process and can create difficult tasks for a company being audited. Sometimes that is as a result of not...
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