AGOA is the U.S. trade preference program that provides duty-free access for products of sub-Saharan African exporters products entering the United States. The AGOA: Trade and Investment Performance Overview, highlights African products that will have a competitive edge within the US Market and the advantages that AGOA provides exporters of these goods. Read More
Here is Part “D” of my series, “International Trade Alphabet Soup” that will periodically list and provide context for key acronyms and international trade terms: Read More
The month of May is widely celebrated across the United States as “World Trade Month”. National Small Business Week (May 12-16) seems an appropriate time to highlight some of the international trading resources that are available to support companies to do business internationally. Read More
“Our food smells different and that causes problems with US Customs.” This was an interesting statement made by an audience member during a recent conference on the African Growth & Opportunities Act (AGOA) program. This post addresses the problems faced by importers of ethnic food items during inspection by the CBP agents and the FDA, and how they can be circumvented. Read More
In today’s globalized economy your next business opportunity could be located anywhere in the world. Trade Agreements, Trade Financing, and Technology provide the doors for small businesses to take advantage of these international business opportunities. This post highlights the role of technology, and in particular, an excellent resource of which I learned recently – the SME Toolkit. Read More
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