Author Archives: Heather Noggle

ACE, AES, and PGA requirements for the EPA

Heather Noggle   January 17, 2018   Comments Off on ACE, AES, and PGA requirements for the EPA

Four three-letter acronymns in one title! Let’s define them: ACE: Automated Commercial Environment – the US government’s platform for data management pertaining to all things import and export. AES: The Automated Export System (now in ACE) – report your export data here for qualifying shipments (typically those > 2500 in… Read more »

Export Help

Heather Noggle   January 15, 2018   Comments Off on Export Help

I found this information here, which links to Places to Look for Import and Export Help, by the same author and found myself nodding along at the choices.  Follow both links if you’re not familiar.  I’ll give you the bullet points here, too. US Department of State Blog Export Law Blog… Read more »


Heather Noggle   January 11, 2018   Comments Off on NAFTA, NAFTA, NAFTA

We’ve listed NAFTA once for Canada, once for Mexico, and once for the US, perhaps determining you’ll be thrice interested.  It’s like Henry David Thoreau’s quote about happiness: “Simplify, simplify, simplify.” Of course, in the interest of simplicity, one simplify suffices, so says Ralph Waldo Emerson. Lest you believe this… Read more »

The US and its Cuba Policy Changes

Heather Noggle   December 4, 2017   Comments Off on The US and its Cuba Policy Changes

And back go we again. Cuba. Sanctions. President Donald Trump’s issuance of a National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba on June 16 signaled a sweeping shift from the Obama-era Cuba policy that concentrated on ending the US’s longstanding sanctions program on Cuba and the… Read more »

Global Growth Resources

Heather Noggle   November 30, 2017   Comments Off on Global Growth Resources

As businesses, we all strive for growth, and with that I mean the right kind of growth.  We have to not be clunky in our efforts.  We must plan, and we must measure. Good resources on how to do that are invaluable. The move from domestic to domestic+international sales can… Read more »

The ACE Downtime Procedures

Heather Noggle   November 27, 2017   Comments Off on The ACE Downtime Procedures

Some link following for you! Customs Now put together a blog post stemming from the mid November ACE outage about said downtime procedures.  We recommend you review the post, found here. This is mostly helpful for its links to other places of interest. And, the statement itself. Finally, the official downtime policy… Read more »

Export Help

Heather Noggle   November 22, 2017   Comments Off on Export Help

The World Trade Association staffs offices in many major US cities and in 90 countries total. To learn more about how you can leverage this, visit Here’s a list of locations.

NAFTA. The Trade Deficit(s).

Heather Noggle   November 2, 2017   Comments Off on NAFTA. The Trade Deficit(s).

NAFTA negotiation.  Will it?  Won’t it?  Tune in next week for completely differing information and an ominous tone. NAFTA talks will continue into 2018. The demise of Nafta, a deal that has knit together the North American economy over the last quarter century, would be a heavy blow to all… Read more »