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Japanese Business Etiquette – Business Cards

By Michael Jones ( For many westerners, Japan can seem like one of the most frustrating…


U.S. Trade Mission in the Caribbean

By Michael Jones ( Just this morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its intent to…


Interested in foreign direct investment in Mexico? Check out the online site selection Tool at ProMexico.

Whether you are looking to set up a new Greenfield plant or enter into a joint…


Expand Your Presence in Mexico with a TSI Global Consulting/Casa San Antonio Trade Mission

Many years ago, I realized that as a resident company of San Antonio, Texas TSI Global…


TRADE ALERT: New Regulations for the Unverified List

By Michael Jones ( Effective January 21 of this year, new trade restrictions will be implemented…


The Specially Designated Nationals List–Mitigating Risk to a Minimum

Important Screening Tip: When screening foreign trading partners against the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign…


Trade Missions

Are you interested in developing new foreign markets for your products, software or technology? In order…


African Growth and Opportunity Act: Notice and Request for Comment (USTR)

The African Growth and Opportunity Act Implementation Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (“Subcommittee”) of…


Yes, there are Import Controls Too–At least for Defense Articles

While all the attention seems to fall on Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and Department…


Did You Know About the Free Trade Agreement Tariff Tool?

The U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration has a relatively new online research tool for exporters…

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