Posts filed under ‘Trade’

NKITA and DHL Export Trade Conference

Thursday, November 17, 2011, Hilton Cincinnati Airport, 7373 Turfway Road, Florence, KY

Join NKITA at the 2011 DHL Express International Trade Affairs & Compliance (ITAC) Seminar Series.

During the seminar you will learn about:
* Overview of export controls by DHL Express
* Overview of export enforcement by Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Export Enforcement
* Brief overview of recent changes in the sanctions and embargo programs by Doug Jacobson
* Automated Export System filing compliance by U.S. Census Bureau
* Brief overview of export compliance best practices published by Bureau of Industry and Security


October 13, 2011 at 8:08 am

U.S. trade mission to Qatar, UAE

Commerce Department’s Undersecretary for International Trade Francisco Sánchez will lead a U.S. trade delegation to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates on Oct. 30-Nov. 3 to promote U.S. goods, services, and technologies in the multi-modal transportation and energy infrastructure sectors.

Representatives from 14 U.S.-based companies, including Boeing, Dais Analytic Corp., DBi Services, Herzog Cos., Lane International, MagneMotion, Manufacturers Industrial Group, Orca Maritime, Parsons Corp., Rapiscan Systems, Target Engineering Group, Technology International, TransCore, and Wilbur Smith Associates, along with the Transportation Department will join Sánchez on the mission.

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American Shipper, Oct 6, 2011

October 10, 2011 at 10:41 am

NKITA Trade Education Seminars

Thursday, September 22, 2011, Hilton Cincinnati Airport, 7373 Turfway Road, Florence, KY

Join NKITA at the 2011 DHL Express International Trade Affairs & Compliance (ITAC) Seminar Series.

During the seminar you will learn about:
– Overview of export controls (Office of Export Enforcement)
– Sanctions and embargo shipments
– Effective use of ATA Carnet
– Automated Export System filing compliance


September 9, 2011 at 8:45 am

Jobs Study Is Too Late for Debate on Trade

As a divided Congress moves closer to a decision on three big international trade pacts, the Labor Department is four years late in delivering a study that is supposed to measure the efficacy of a program to provide extra benefits to workers who lose their jobs through globalization.

The deals with Colombia, South Korea and Panama, which could add billions in exports, are on a knife-edge over disagreements between Republicans and Democrats over Trade Adjustment Assistance, taxpayer funds paid to workers who lose their jobs as a direct result of trade.

The lack of up-to-date government data on how effective …  Read more.

E. Williamson, Wallstreet Journal, July 6,2011

July 19, 2011 at 7:00 am

China, UK trade set to boom, say experts

BEIJING – China and the United Kingdom will see bilateral trade and mutual investment boom in the coming years, experts and officials are predicting.

“Frequent high-profile visits between the two nations will continue to inject new vitality into bilateral trade and investment relations,” said Sun Yongfu, director of the department of European affairs at the Ministry of Commerce.

Premier Wen Jiabao started his latest European visit on Friday in Hungary and arrived in the UK on Saturday ahead of his planned stop in Germany.

Agreements to be signed between China and the UK during Wen’s visit will focus on regional trade and investment cooperation, service trade and avoidance of double taxation, while commercial agreements involve resource development, cooperation between banks and companies as well as architecture and design industries. The visit is a sign of the deep-rooted and wide-ranging economic ties between the two countries, Sun said.

The two nations signed 15 deals, worth $4.6 billion, when Vice-Premier Li Keqiang visited the UK in January and British Prime Minister David Cameron led a business delegation to China that yielded a host of deals last year.

China is the UK’s second-largest trading partner outside the European Union. Bilateral trade in goods and services reached a record $63 billion in 2010. Total trade volume in goods surged by 17.4 percent year-on-year to more than $20 billion in the first five months of 2011, according to the Ministry of Commerce.  Read more.

L. Lan, China Daily, 2011-06-28

July 6, 2011 at 7:00 am

Trade Mission to Brazil: Export Green

Export Green Trade Mission:
Green Building & Brazil
August 28 – September 02, 2011
São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

The Export Green Trade Mission will be an excellent opportunity to network with leading industry professionals and learn more about doing business in Brazil. This mission, held in conjunction with the Green Building Conference, brings together entrepreneurs, executives and professionals in the sector to discuss issues of strategic interest to the market and enhance the benefits and concepts of sustainable design, energy and construction.

Why Join?
– Networking opportunities: meet other companies in your industry; establish potential partners; learn more about doing business in Brazil, explore how to enter in the Brazilian market and sell your product;
– Matchmaking services: have business meetings set-up with pre-screened contacts representatives, professional associations and government contacts; meet prospective trade partners in key industry sectors;
– Government Procurement: opportunities to meet with the government officials responsible for infrastructure and projects related to the World Cup and the Olympics;
– Brazilian Partners: Meet with the 5 largest Brazilian companies likely to be responsible for the upcoming major projects. Find out how to become a sub-contractor for these companies.

Space is limited. Apply today!</a> Application deadline is June 29.
Preliminary Agenda

Travel: Participants are responsible for making their own flight arrangements. Meals, translation services, and ground transportation between meetings are included in cost of the mission and will be arranged by the Brazil Council

For additional information and delegation fee, click here. If you have any questions, please contact Luciana Rocha-Goldman or call (202) 463-5496.

Announcing guest star Assistant Secretary Nicole Lamb-Hale A/S Lamb-Hale will join the trade mission to help promote green exports to Brazil. Opportunities will be provided for participants in the trade mission to meet with the Assistant Secretary. Read more here.

The International Conference of the Green Building Council is the largest strategic event in the sector in Latin America. This event will promote upgrading, learning and business generation in a quality environment with intense networking for elected officials and event participants. Participants will explore the exposition area where the exhibitors will have booths with modern and functional design. This will be a great opportunity to interact with entrepreneurs interested in learning more about their products and services, creating an extremely favorable environment for business and relationships.
Export Green: Growing SME Exports to Brazil is a cooperator agreement from the U.S. Department of Commerce that will provide resources to U.S. companies to increase exports of green technologies to Brazil, create jobs, and strengthen American competitiveness in sectors related to green technology. Companies looking to boost their revenue will learn how to navigate and succeed in the Brazilian market through Export Green. To learn more about the project and get involved, please visit the Export Green website.

June 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Seoul Presses U.S. to Pass Trade Deal

Seoul warned that if Washington didn’t act soon on a trade-expansion agreement, ratification in South Korea could be put on hold until after its April 2012 elections.

A delegation of South Korean lawmakers arrived Thursday in the U.S., the latest effort by Seoul to meet with lawmakers and Obama administration officials to press for immediate passage of the trade pact. Unless Congress ratifies the agreement this summer, Korean government officials say, it risks getting entangled in Korean politics as lawmakers there start to avoid contentious legislation in the run-up to April parliamentary elections.

“It could already be too late,” said Nam Kyung-pil, chairman of the foreign-affairs committee in Korea’s National Assembly, who is among a half-dozen Korean lawmakers in the delegation seeking meetings with U.S. lawmakers and administration officials. “I’m wondering why it’s not passed the Congress until now, and I want to find out.”  Read more.

E. Williamson and E. Ramstad, The Wall Street Journal, June 10, 2011

June 15, 2011 at 7:00 am

U.S., Canada renew cargo pre-clearance effort


   U.S. Customs and Border Protection and its Canadian counterpart are seeking to establish a cargo pre-clearance program that would allow admissibility decisions to be made before rail and truck shipments reach the border, Commissioner Alan Bersin told a Senate panel last Tuesday.
   Asked about delays for commercial motor carriers along the northern border, Bersin said CBP and the Canadian Border Services Agency hope to implement a pilot program for advance cargo release in the near future.
   “The notion is to move our processes into the foreign country so we can avoid lengthening the lines at the arrival port of entry,” Bersin told a reporter following testimony before the Judiciary subcommittee on immigration, refugees and border security.
   Upcoming meetings between Bersin and CBSA President Luc Portelance are scheduled in Washington and Ottawa during which specifics of a pre-inspection program are to be worked out.  Read more.

E. Kulisch, American Shipper, 5/23/2011

May 25, 2011 at 7:00 am

USDA awards 2011 export funds to trade groups

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service on Friday awarded fiscal year 2011 funding to about 70 U.S. agricultural groups to help expand commercial export markets for their goods.
   “We are pleased to announce that through the Foreign Market Development Program (FMD) and the Market Access Program (MAP), we are able to award approximately $226 million to help dozens of U.S. agricultural organizations and businesses increase export opportunities,” said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in a statement.
   Under FMD, the Foreign Agricultural Service will allocate $31.7 million to 22 trade groups that represent U.S. agricultural producers. The groups, which must contribute a minimum 50 percent cost share, will conduct activities that help maintain or increase demand for U.S. agricultural commodities overseas.  Read more.

American Shipper, 5/2/2011

May 12, 2011 at 7:00 am

Bersin: C-TPAT strategy involves doing more with less

 U.S. Customs intends to significantly expand the number of companies in its voluntary supply chain security program, and monitor and process the new enrollees, on a smaller budget than in years past, Commissioner Alan Bersin said in an interview Tuesday.
   At last week’s annual Trade Symposium, the nation’s top border management official set a goal of increasing membership in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism from 10,000 to 40,000 companies within five to seven years.
   But the White House’s 2012 budget request submitted to Congress earlier this year says Customs and Border Protection only needs $45 million to manage the program — about $18 million less than appropriated in fiscal years 2010 and 2011. Officials say the program has matured and that initial expenses for facility acquisition, information technology and additional personnel do not need to be covered on a recurring basis.  Read more.

E. Kulisch, American Shipper, 4/21/2011

May 4, 2011 at 7:00 am

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