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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 and Natasha Suton Elected Co Chairs for VITA

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Brett Tarnet and Natasha Suton Elected Co Chairs for VITA

The Valley International Trade Association officers election is complete, and the Board elected Brett Tarnet and Natasha Suton (UPS) to co-chair for the coming year.  The year kicked off with a strategic planning offsite, and new committee formations.  VITA created new committees designed to involve the board of directors and other members in planning for the future growth and success of VITA. VITA is a San Fernando Valley Trade association, formed over 30 years ago to support local companies who deal with international trade.  Hallmark VITA events are bi-monthly breakfast meetings in Van...

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ExIm Bank Now Open for Cover in Ecuador

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in News, News & Articles, Uncategorized | Comments Off on ExIm Bank Now Open for Cover in Ecuador

ExIm Bank revised Country Limitation Schedule issued today has some important changes.  In particular, Ex-Im is now open in Ecuador.  This will affect not only ExIm insurance participants, but also SBA Export loan participants. The cover letter listing changes can be viewed here,  and for the complete CLS use this link.  

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STEP GRANTS AGAIN AVAILABLE TO CALIFORNIA SMALL BUSINESS EXPORTERS

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in News, News & Articles, Uncategorized | Comments Off on STEP GRANTS AGAIN AVAILABLE TO CALIFORNIA SMALL BUSINESS EXPORTERS

Small Business Exporters have an opportunity to get grant funding to support a variety of export-related activities.  California has again been granted STEP Fund dollars to support small business exporter activities.  The U.S. Government, through the SBA (Small Business Administration) provides funding which is administered by California agencies appointed to do so by the Governor.  The SBA funds are supplemented by matching funds from California as well. Small business exporters can use the funds for a wide variety of purposes, including international marketing, trade show participation,...

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2-28-16 Deadline for New Export Filing System

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in News, News & Articles, Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2-28-16 Deadline for New Export Filing System

On February 28, 2016, those involved with imports and exports are preparing to undergo a major transition.  As of that date, all entries must be filed using the new Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system.  This applies to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), as well as other export and import-related filings to other federal agencies. On February 28, 2016, in addition to CBP entries, those filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) (Lacey Act) must be filed through...

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Brett Tarnet Attains CICP Designation from FCIB

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016 in News, News & Articles, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Brett Tarnet Attains CICP Designation from FCIB

Brett Tarnet has been awarded the Certified International Credit Professional designation by the Finance, Credit & International Business Association, an affiliate of the National Association of Credit Managers (NACM).  This designation is awarded on satisfactory completion of a rigorous 12-part course. The course covered such topics as organizational structure, international law, risk assessment methods, analysis tools, and banking systems. Brett will use the insights gained in the program to better support clients in  efforts to manage international credit risk. FCIB...

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