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Trade and customs compliance and regulation news that affect import, export, transportation, logistics, and supply-chain industry and how you do business.
Lalo Solorzano

Meet your new Trade Partner, Alexa

Technology changes the way we do things. At GTC we recognize the need for resources to help you do your work much more efficiently and remain in compliance. That is why we are excited to introduce you to the GTC skill for Amazon Alexa. If you own an Amazon Echo, you know the many different things you can do with it. Now you can get the free GTC skill which provides you with a helpful...
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Amy Morgan

Going Global: Navigating the Pitfalls and Opportunities of Crossborder Selling

In the first of this three-part series ,‭ ‬I introduced the challenges of crossborder selling.‭ ‬In Part‭ ‬2,‭ ‬I’ll dive into some specific pitfalls and lessons learned. Pitfall‭ ‬1:‭ ‬Total landed costs A colleague living in India purchased some of his favorite products from a professional-looking site.‭ ‬He did not realize the business was US-based because it had sophisticated translation options,‭ ‬localization based on IP address,‭ ‬international payment tools,‭ ‬and the ability to select the...
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Taneli Ruda

3 Reasons Why the Auto Industry Should Utilize Free Trade Agreements

There’s been a lot of news and speculation lately around Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) as the new U.S. administration  works to review and renegotiate  its agreements with countries around the world and Britain figures out the  Brexit implications for its own trade deals . While government and corporate leaders engage in a public discourse about the particulars for various agreements, it’s clear that trade deals are a big deal. But that message isn’t reaching everyone...
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Daniel D. Ujczo | Bruce C. Thelen | Brenda C. Swick

NAFTA: USTR Summary of Objectives

In case you missed it; here is a summary of the NAFTA modernization process: The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) modernization process advanced on July 17, 2017 with the release by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) of the NAFTA negotiating objectives  summary.  Specifically, Section 150(a)(1)(D) of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015 or “fast track”) requires that USTR at least 30 days prior to the...
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Elsa Manzanares and Michelle Schulz

Beware Export Controls On Software, Encryption, Technology

Executives routinely travel abroad with company-issued or personal laptops, tablets and handheld devices. It is common to carry product information, presentations and other information on these devices. For example, a sales executive may have a proposal that includes detailed product specifications as well as information on pricing and delivery. The device itself may contain software that is controlled for export to the destination country, or it may contain encryption items. Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)...
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