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  • Mon, October 11, 2021 12:08 PM | Anonymous

    E-Merchants Trade Council, Inc. (EMTC) is the new not-for-profit trade association for micro, small and medium-sized Entrepreneurs, “Homepreneurs” and “Sidepreneurs” to support the growth of e-commerce.  EMTC is convening participants from all aspects of the e-commerce supply chain to create a grass-roots community of those interested in accelerating the growth of e-commerce.

    EMTC Press Release - New E-commerce Advocacy Group Help Entrepreneurs (10-11-21).pdf

  • Tue, October 05, 2021 3:05 PM | Anonymous

    CBP has issued a NEW Collection of Information on Global Business Identifier (GBI). The notice is at: https://lnkd.in/ddnBy-YJ

    As you know, CBP has been exploring a unique identification code to replace the Manufacturer Identification Code (MID) and to serve as a system to identify parties in the supply chain.

    CBP is seeking comments and will be conducting an Evaluative Proof of Concept (EPoC) assessing 3 identifiers:

    - Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) – owned and managed by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)

    - Global Location Number (GLN)– owned and managed by GS1

    - Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) – owned and managed by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B)

    Note that these identifiers are administered by the private sector and non-profit corporations who may provide the identifier for free but also maintain a myriad of related services which may impose significant costs on users, particularly SMEs.

    CBP is seeking comments on the information collection and seek pilot participants. Comments are due within 60 days of the notice in the Federal Register (presumably tomorrow) - which would be December 4, 2021.

  • Tue, October 05, 2021 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    CNBC - 

    PUBLISHED TUE, OCT 5 2021 8:00 AM EDT

    UPDATED TUE, OCT 5 2021 11:20 AM EDT

    In late 2014, Scott Ruffin was deep in the trenches of Amazon's logistics operation, when he was tapped to solve a major problem. The company was relying on air cargo partners to haul its packages across the country, but needed more space to meet its rapid growth.

    See the article at: https://www-cnbc-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/10/05/amazon-air-founders-start-up-pandion-raises-30-million.html

  • Mon, October 04, 2021 1:33 PM | Anonymous

    Washington Post - 

    Rich Brome wanted to buy a tank top on the Internet — something simple and loose to work out in near his Brooklyn neighborhood. It seemed like an easy enough purchase and the kind of thing you don’t need to try on in a store or waste too much time researching.

    See article at:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/10/04/online-shopping/

  • Wed, September 29, 2021 12:40 PM | Anonymous

    WTO -

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the B20 Italy, representing the global business community, highlighted the pressing need for reform of the WTO so that it can meet the challenges of the 21st century. At a session held on 29 September at the Public Forum, also attended by WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the ICC and the B20 outlined the priority areas for WTO reform and the need to achieve results focussed on inclusivity and sustainability at the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in late November.

    See full article at:  https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news21_e/bus_30sep21_e.htm

  • Sun, September 26, 2021 1:07 PM | Anonymous

    Reuters -

    The U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) will give Europe more clout and set standards and rules for the 21st century, the EU's trade and digital chiefs said, underscoring global concerns about China's growing power.

    See full article at: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/eu-says-us-trade-tech-council-boost-its-clout-set-rules-21st-century-2021-09-26/

  • Sun, September 26, 2021 9:28 AM | Anonymous

    CNET - 

    If you're like me, sending a letter or package across the country through the US Postal Service feels like a game of chance. Will it get there in a week -- or two? During the first quarter of this year, around 20% of first-class mail across the US was delivered late. And now snail mail is about to get slower for some of the 160 million residences and businesses that rely on the Postal Service.

    See the full article at: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/usps-slowdown-starts-oct-1-what-to-know-about-new-delays-and-price-hikes-for-mail/ar-AAOO5lh?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531

  • Thu, September 16, 2021 2:02 PM | Anonymous

    WTO -

    Participants in e-commerce negotiations welcomed two more clean articles — on open government data and online consumer protection — at a meeting on 13 September.

    Ambassador George Mina of Australia said the two articles were “foundational” for the initiative. He said the high-quality text achieved in both cases reflected the perspectives of a diverse range of developed and developing countries, and thanked New Zealand, Japan and Hong Kong, China for leading the negotiating groups on these issues.

    See full article at: https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news21_e/jsec_12sep21_e.htm

  • Thu, September 16, 2021 12:01 PM | Anonymous

    Bloomberg Businessweek -

    It’s mid-August, and logistics manager RoxAnne Thomas’s phone won’t stop pinging. Her faucets, sinks, and toilets are waylaid near Shanghai, snagged in Vancouver, and buried under a pile of shipping containers in a rail yard outside Chicago. As U.S. transportation manager for Gerber Plumbing Fixtures LLC, a unit of Taiwan’s Globe Union Industrial Corp. that’s based in Woodridge, Ill., Thomas is trying to overcome the biggest shock wave to unsettle global trade since the dawn of container shipping almost seven decades ago.

    The pandemic has thrown the vital but usually humdrum world of logistics into a tailspin, spurring shortages of everything: masks and vaccine vials, semiconductors, plastic polymers, bicycles, and even baseball bobbleheads. For Thomas it’s complicated the shipment of about 10,000 20-foot containers of bathroom equipment she brings into the U.S. each year from China and Mexico, but it has also revealed a bigger, structural challenge.

    See articles at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-09-16/supply-chain-issues-shortages-and-delayed-shipping-through-2023?utm_campaign=news&utm_medium=bd&utm_source=applenews

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