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Brett Tarnet is Appointed to District Export Council of Southern California

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Brett Tarnet is Appointed to District Export Council of Southern California

Brett Tarnet has been appointed by Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, to membership in the District Export Council of Southern California (DECSOCAL).  This all-volunteer organization is one of a nationwide network of District Export Councils which contribute leadership and international trade expertise to complement the U.S. Commercial Service’s export promotion efforts through counseling businesses on the exporting process and conducting trade education and community outreach. As a long-time member of the international trade community in the Western United States, this appointment is a...

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ExIm Bank of the United States: An Update

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017 in News, News & Articles, Uncategorized | Comments Off on ExIm Bank of the United States: An Update

A quick review of recent congressional action on ExIm Board of Directors

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2017 Was A Great Year For Global Trade

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017 in News, News & Articles | Comments Off on 2017 Was A Great Year For Global Trade

A wealth of statistical information for exporters showing 2017 trade growth

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ExIm Bank Country Limitations Update Indonesia and More

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in News | Comments Off on ExIm Bank Country Limitations Update Indonesia and More

We don’t publish every Country Limitations Schedule update, but there are noteworthy changes to the most recent update. Indonesia and the Philippines have both been upgraded, to remove Note 1.  Current ExIm policy holders can use their DCL (Discretionary Credit Limits) in both countries. Another upgrade to Argentina, the cryptic note 13 has been removed, which (we think) means that Argentina requests will be subject to only “normal” underwriting scrutiny. Here’s a summary of changes:  CLS Update July...

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U.S. Commercial Service Fee Schedule Changes for Small Business

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on U.S. Commercial Service Fee Schedule Changes for Small Business

Effective October 1, 2017, the fee structure for U.S. Commercial Service activities that provide special benefit to individual recipients (e.g. Gold Key Service) will increase.  Here are some highlights for Small Business users: Gold Key Service current fee is $700, increase to $950. International Company Profile Current fee is $600, increase to $700 For more information, here are the current rates:  Current User Fees And the Federal Register Notification on the changes:  User fee Schedule for Export Promotion...

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Brett Tarnet Chosen to Head the DECSOCAL Finance Committee

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in News, News & Articles | Comments Off on Brett Tarnet Chosen to Head the DECSOCAL Finance Committee

The District Export Council of Southern California (DECSOCAL) has elected Brett Tarnet to head up the Finance Committee (Chair of the International Trade Finance/Credit Insurance Committee).  Brett is a member of the Leadership Task Force group in support of the DEC.  The Committee’s tasks are to support Southern California exporters with insights into trade finance and risk mitigation options.  Members of the Southern California business community are welcome to contact the DEC for assistance and advice.  In addition, the DEC supports local informative events aimed at educating...

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