Website re-designed. Trade blog launched. Office space expanded. New full-time employee.
Return of our first intern. TradeMoves is growing again.
TradeMoves' website was re-designed in early 2012: www.trademoves.net. The site has a new format and look -- all with the same, high-quality trade advice and support that clients rely on and depend.
TradeMoves' TradeTips, located on a vertical side-tab of our website, are helpful Q&As for SME exporters related to FTAs, exporting opportunities, trade tools, and sourcing strategies among others.
TradeMoves' TradeBlog was launched this spring: trademoves.net/cgi-bin/ebb/blog2/index.php. The blog provides timely information and perspective from TradeMoves' associates on current trade issues which may affect movement of products across international borders.
TradeMoves expanded into additional office space in May. While we remain in the DC-Baltimore corridor, our new offices are now closer to DC and located in downtown Silver Spring.
Earlier this year, TradeMoves announced that a new full-time associate, Elena Aceves Fowlkes, had joined our firm as an International Trade Analyst. Check out her bio and blogs on the site. Elena can be reached at EFowlkes@TradeMoves.net or at 443-668-8683.
Finally, TradeMoves is pleased to announce that our favorite intern has returned as a full-time associate. Lori Hammer returned to TradeMoves in August after completing her graduate studies and a language fellowship overseas.
Today’s accession (22 August 2012) of Russia to the World Trade Organization (WTO) marks a milestone in the progress of the world trading system and the culmination of a nearly 18 year process. Russia, which was the largest economy in the world still outside the WTO, has finally been officially accepted as a full member. But what does that mean for Russia—and for American small businesses looking to expand into this newly opened market?
The National Export Initiative (NEI) was launched in January 2010 with the goal of doubling US exports in five years, by December 2015. The Obama Administration has been touting its successes towards meeting that goal ever since. The US Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) is critical to success of the NEI in helping US SMEs connecting with customers and distributors in overseas markets. In effect, USFCS acts as the trade and export department for SMEs that, unlike large multinational corporations (MNCs), don’t have the funds or resources to bring such expertise in-house. Having USFCS “boots on the ground” helps the level the playing field with other countries who provide similar trade promotion services to their national SMEs at no- to low-cost.
The TradeMoves blog allows our team to share and connect with our followers. We hope to continue sharing our insight and providing helpful tips.