A Cheat Sheet of Common Exporting Acronyms

Have you ever had to file your EEI with AES and forgotten your ECCN? Or attempted to complete your export paperwork and realized BIS classified your item as EAR99 and you can ship under NLR? Or does this sound like Greek to you? Exporters have a language all our own—from common terms we see and use everyday to acronyms we may have to look More...

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By Larry Pham On Wednesday, February 1st, 2023
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U.S. Department of Commerce Looks to Accelerate Equitable Services for Workforce and Underserved Communities

First Convening of Department-wide Equity Councils The U.S. Department of Commerce convened today the first Congress of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Councils to accelerate a shared mission More...

By Larry Pham On Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
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Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Australian Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic

Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo welcomed Australian Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic to Washington, D.C. The Secretary expressed her appreciation for Australia’s close coordination on More...

By Larry Pham On Thursday, January 26th, 2023
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The Automated Export System (AES) Downtime Policy

When exporting goods valued at more than $2,500 per Schedule B number to anywhere other than Canada, companies usually must file their export information electronically to the Automated Export System (AES) through More...

By Larry Pham On Tuesday, January 24th, 2023
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More U.S. Companies Consider Reshoring or Nearshoring

A major shift is underway for U.S. companies: Despite supply chain disruptions easing, there’s evidence that—thanks to the political climate, economic factors and lessons from the pandemic—many are moving More...

By Larry Pham On Friday, January 20th, 2023
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Fact Sheet: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Releases National Strategy to Put Nature on the Nation’s Balance Sheet

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration released the final National Strategy to Develop Statistics for Environmental-Economic Decisions, a historic roadmap that will kick off a multi-year effort to put nature More...

By Larry Pham On Thursday, January 19th, 2023
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Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves’ Meeting with Japan’s Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Takeaki Matsumoto 

Yesterday, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves met with Japan’s Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Takeaki Matsumoto. The two leaders presided over the signing of a new Memorandum of Cooperation More...

By Larry Pham On Friday, January 13th, 2023
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Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal

Yesterday, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal in Washington, DC. The Secretary noted that she looked forward to co-leading the upcoming U.S.-India More...

By Larry Pham On Wednesday, January 11th, 2023
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The ITAR Compliance Checklist

We live in a scary world. We have to protect our country, particularly when it comes to exporting defense-related products including weaponry and military equipment (and components, parts, accessories, etc.) More...

By Larry Pham On Sunday, January 8th, 2023
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Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Puerto Rico Economic Dialogue

Thank you all for being here today. As you know, the Biden Administration is investing unprecedented resources in Puerto Rico’s economic growth through many of your agencies, and we are committed to working More...