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DOC Honors U.S. Companies with Presidential Award for Export Achievements

November 5, 2021

Today, the Department of Commerce honored 31 U.S. companies and organizations that export goods and services overseas by naming them winners of the 2021 President’s “E” Awards. This year’s winners hail from 20 states, and of the 31 honorees, 25 are small and medium-sized businesses, and 14 firms are manufacturers. “I am honored to recognize…

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Guidance on CDC’s Interpretation of vaccination records (when mixing of mRNA, adenoviral, and mRNA plus adenoviral products)

October 20, 2021

In general, people are considered fully vaccinated: 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines currently approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food…

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USITC

USITC Recommends that the President Make Certain Modifications to the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule Nomenclature

May 24, 2021

Per the below announcement, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has recommended that the President make certain modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) to conform it with World Customs Organization (WCO) amendments to the global Harmonized System. USITC Recommends that the President Make Certain Modifications to the U.S. Harmonized Tariff…

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Virtual Trade Talk Lunch & Learn

How to help India fight the COVID-19 crisis

May 7, 2021

The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi is closely coordinating with the Government of India on the specific requirements addressing the immediate needs, which presently stands as follows: Oxygen cylinders (10 liters and 45 liters LMO capacity) Oxygen concentrators Oxygen generator plants  ISO Cryogenic Oxygen Tanker/Container Remdesivir Tocilizumab Ventilators/BIPAP If you are interested in donating the…

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Paid Leave for Employees to Get COVID-19 Vaccination

April 21, 2021

Update on COVID-19 Relief As the country moves into a new phase of the vaccination effort – one where all adults are eligible for vaccinations – we at the US Commercial Service want to ensure that you are aware of a new tax credit that President Biden announced today. The new paid leave tax credit…

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Surviving & Thriving: Celebrating U.S. Small Businesses Going Global

SBA Export Financing: Increase Export Sales & Improve Cash Flow

April 15, 2021

SBA Export Financing: Increase Export Sales & Improve Cash FlowThe world has changed and the pandemic has forever transformed how business is conducted. Many companies are finding ways to adapt, grow and innovate, and exporting is a key component for many of these businesses. As your business expands into global markets, you will want to…

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Latest Updates on Work Permits, Sending Workers to Canada

February 17, 2021

U.S. Commercial Canada has provided the latest updates on work permits and sending workers to Canada, in addition to the latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in this downloadable document. This information is provided directly from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and includes various links to the latest information. The Government of Canada is closely monitoring…

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Benesch Law

Voluntary Self-Disclosures -Your Playbook for Regulatory Compliance Mitigation

December 23, 2020

Regulatory Violations Regulatory violations can occur for exporters and importers with even the strongest internal compliance policies, operating procedures. They can arise during benign settings, such as a customary periodic compliance review and risk assessment, a diligence request as part of mergers and acquisitions activity, or during consideration of what it may take to service…

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Benesch Law

Rules for Made in USA Claims and Foreign Origin Markings

December 23, 2020

Ground Rules for Made In USA Claims Manufacturers often desire to use the phrase “Made in USA” because it can have a great impact on customer perception.  However, it is very often the case that some product and labor inputs come from foreign supply chains.  This sort of marking and advertising, therefore, requires compliance with…

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Surviving & Thriving: Celebrating U.S. Small Businesses Going Global

SBA Financing for Small Business Exports

December 16, 2020

SBA Financing for Small Business Exports The world has changed seemingly overnight and the COVID 19 Pandemic has forever changed how business is conducted.  Businesses are still finding ways to grow and innovate; exporting is a key component for many of these companies. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has a suite of loan programs…

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