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Fall 2011: Webinars on the Basics of Exporting

AES Broadcast  10/18/2011          Broadcast  #  2011052


Fall 2011:  Webinars on the Basics of Exporting

This fall, learn how your company can tap into the Global Marketplace!

The U. S. Department of Commerce’s Trade Information Center is offering a series of one-hour webinars on the basics of exporting. These webinars have been specially designed to meet the needs of new exporters and will provide information to assist you with the exporting process.

Participation is limited to 50 on a first-to-register basis. Each webinar will begin at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time and will last one hour. Content is delivered via computer.

Cost: $15 for each webinar. Please click on the webinar title to access the registration information for each session.

Fall 2011: Webinars on the Basics of Exporting
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011

“How to Classify Your Commodity”

Experts from the Commodity Analysis Branch will provide training on the Harmonized System, classification tools, general rules of interpretations and the Schedule B Manual.

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

“Using the Postal Service for International Shipping”

What you need to know for small parcel shipments using USPS including country-specific guidelines, forms, costs, and how to protect and insure your package reaches its destination.

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011

“2012 HS Classification Reform”

Learn how the 2012 World Customs Organization reforms will impact your HS number and supply chain practices

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

“How to Find HS Codes, Duties and Taxes”

Learn how to classify your product, find its harmonized code and compute duties and taxes

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2011

“Export Filing Requirements”

Learn the basics to understanding and reporting requirements found in the Foreign Trade Regulations.

For more information, call Linda Abbruzzese of the Trade Information Center at (800) 872-8723 or send an e-mail to

FTD Web News

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Foreign Trade has just created and published its official blog, "Global Reach." Visit it to discuss the Foreign Trade Regulations, Export Filing (AES), Trade Data, and other trade related topics. Posts are current and relevant to you as the filer, exporter, data user, or curious blog reader. (January 5, 2010)

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2009 Constant Dollar Data
- The Census Bureau identified a processing error that caused incorrect deflators to be applied to the revised data for 2009. The data have been corrected.

- U.S. Census Bureau will modify the structure of several data products to accommodate changing technology and user demand.

- The export environment has dramatically changed. Come and understand what it takes to remain compliant, aware and out of trouble.

2003 AES Option 4 Moratorium
Option 4 Filing Review Process Suspended

AES Compliance Best Practices:
Best Practices for maintaining AES Compliance are now available.

Related Party Database Application:
Time series RELATED PARTY data for specific commodities and countries.

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Source: FTDWebMaster, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233
Created: 21 Sep 2010
Last modified: 03 April 2015 at 08:41:21 PM