Category Archives: News

GPDR (General Data Protection Regulation)

Heather Noggle   October 18, 2017   Comments Off on GPDR (General Data Protection Regulation)

You’ve probably heard – the EU has this regulation going live on 25 May 2018 (that’s how they’d write the date format anyway). The GPDR is an extension of an existing law, the UK Data Protection Act of 1995. Are you – company outside of the EU – affected?  Probably. A… Read more »

Brexit, Brexit, and Dare I Say Brexit

Heather Noggle   September 29, 2017   Comments Off on Brexit, Brexit, and Dare I Say Brexit

Gradual.  Iterative.  These are the new words attached to commentary about how Brexit may unfurl through its implementation. Ms. May stressed the importance of a gradual implementation period, rather than what has been called “the cliff’s edge”. To provide citizens and business with “valuable certainty,” the integration period should be… 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: Navigate to other countries’ pages for more information.  There’s… Read more »

China plan to ban waste imports threatens US exports

Blaine Smith   July 26, 2017   Comments Off on China plan to ban waste imports threatens US exports

From Resource Recycling: Chinese authorities have announced the country will prohibit some grades of recovered paper and plastic from being imported by the end of 2017. One U.S. group said that action would have a “devastating impact” on the wider recycling sector. In a July 18 filing with the World… Read more »

TPP Not Being Pushed Through This Congress

Heather Noggle   November 16, 2016   Comments Off on TPP Not Being Pushed Through This Congress

Yesterday, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg reported in their Trade Report that it’s unlikely for Congress to vote regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership this session. A similar situation exists with the EU and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and its status. Incoming President Donald Trump has been clear in his disapproval of… Read more »

Harmonized Destination Control Statement

Heather Noggle   August 26, 2016   Comments Off on Harmonized Destination Control Statement

CTP reports: With the efforts underway for Export Control Reform, BIS has recently published final rules regarding the harmonization of the Destination Control Statement across ITAR and EAR shipments (and those containing products of both designations). The purpose of the DCS is to notify consignees and end users that the… Read more »

US Trade Deficit Rises

Heather Noggle   June 8, 2016   Comments Off on US Trade Deficit Rises

Imports are rising.  In early June, US News and World Report gave information from the Commerce Department: The Commerce Department said Friday that the deficit increased 5.3 percent in April to $37.4 billion, up from an imbalance of $35.5 billion in March. Exports increased 1.5 percent to $182.8 billion but… Read more »

US Manufacturing Exports Up

Heather Noggle   May 3, 2016   Comments Off on US Manufacturing Exports Up

Export orders are up for US manufactured goods. U.S. factory activity expanded at a more moderate pace in April due in part to a slowdown in new orders, but a rise in export orders to a near 1-1/2-year high and signs an inventory overhang drag was fading offered hope for the… Read more »

China Ends Export Subsidy Program

Heather Noggle   April 14, 2016   Comments Off on China Ends Export Subsidy Program

The US government challenged a China program that acted to subsidize exports from small firms. Now, that program is ended. China ended an incentive program that effectively subsidized exports from small firms, a year after the U.S. challenged it at the World Trade Organization, U.S. officials said. The subsidy program… Read more »

China Import/Export Declaration Form Changes

Heather Noggle   April 12, 2016   Comments Off on China Import/Export Declaration Form Changes

China has changed its Import/Export Declaration Form. Take note: On March 26, 2016, China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC) announced a revision of the import and export declaration forms (GAC Announcement, No. 20 of 2016). The revision has accommodated and consolidated all the legislative changes made by Customs, Ministry of… Read more »