Monthly Archives: August 2017

Amazon Vs Maersk: The Clash Of Titans Shaking The Container Industry

Blaine Smith   August 25, 2017   Comments Off on Amazon Vs Maersk: The Clash Of Titans Shaking The Container Industry

Visit this post on ZeroHedge! Amazon is making waves as an NVOCC. Approximately 90% of the world’s trade travels by sea and one would expect the industry’s supply chain to be the height of modernity by adopting disruptive technology and strategies. However, this could not be further from the truth…. Read more »

Not Yet Exporting?

Heather Noggle   August 9, 2017   Comments Off on Not Yet Exporting?

You should be!  This video is worth 3 minutes of your time, for sure.  Check out the blog where it’s posted, too: http://www.globalsmallbusinessblog.com/2017/08/a-well-thought-out-export-business-plan.html

ITA Events

Heather Noggle   August 8, 2017   Comments Off on ITA Events

The International Trade Association attends 25 or more annual trade events and also provides webinars to assist exporters. Check out the ITA’s offerings by visiting this blog post. No matter what business you’re in, chances are that as an exporter you use U.S. and international trade shows and industry or market-focused… Read more »

Reducing Costs, Increasing Efficiency, and…not suprising…Technology!

Heather Noggle   August 7, 2017   Comments Off on Reducing Costs, Increasing Efficiency, and…not suprising…Technology!

I do so love the Global Trade blog – so many good posts across so many topics. This particular post discusses automation and its role in increasing and reducing all of the things we want to increase and reduce, respectively: “Technology is enabling a much greater degree of automation in… Read more »

Schedule B/HTS Valid For Export Codes Updated…Again!

Heather Noggle   August 6, 2017   Comments Off on Schedule B/HTS Valid For Export Codes Updated…Again!

The US Government released updates to its Schedule B and HTS for Import numbers that are valid for update. Global Wizard has been updated, and here are some fun statistics about this small update. There are 22,138 valid codes. 2 codes are new. 2 codes were removed. 1 description of… Read more »

Global Value Chains

Heather Noggle   August 3, 2017   Comments Off on Global Value Chains

A post on Global Trade in July discussed Global Value Chains and challenges in implementing in some countries. Here’s that article and some others to read further about Global Value Chains. First, some information from this article: GVCs create new opportunities for developing countries, increase their participation in global markets and… Read more »

Top US Exports

Heather Noggle   August 1, 2017   Comments Off on Top US Exports

While this may be common knowledge, the US’ top exports according to a lovely representation on MIT’s site are as follows: Refined Petroleum Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft (now that’s a broad category) Cars Gas Turbines Packaged Medicaments Check out the source: http://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/profile/country/usa/ Navigate to other countries’ pages for more information.  There’s… Read more »