NEWS & UPDATES

October 14, 2019

Incoterms® 2020 will be the latest version of the authoritative rules that define the responsibilities of buyers and sellers for the delivery of goods when they become effective January 1, 2020. The terms and their associated rules contain details about the parties’ obligations, risk and costs that go far beyond what is commonly thought.  This presentation will help you understand those details and how to choose which Incoterm is appropriate for your transaction.

For details on locatio...

June 19, 2019

Grow Your Exports Seminar is a trade education program of the Arkansas District Export Council (ArDEC), that offers consistent, high-quality export education and training to local U.S. exporters. Grow Your Exports Seminar offers low cost training with high cost value.

Registration fee is $79 for 1; $129 for 2; $159 for 3 people from the same company. If you are a student, the registration fee is $20 with proof of enrollment.

In order to complete the registration process you must purchas...

December 12, 2018

ITA’s new Market Diversification Tool can help you identify potential new export markets. Enter what products you make and the markets you currently export to, and the tool uses an algorithm to rank potential markets. 

  • It uses product-specific trade and tariff data and economy-level macroeconomic and governance data to suggest which markets make sense for further research.

  • You can tailor the search to your needs, focusing on specific regions and markets and changing how the di...

December 5, 2018

The United Kingdom (UK) will leave the European Union (EU) on March 29, 2019. It is now urgent that businesses in the EU start preparing for the UK’s withdrawal, if they have not yet done so. Review the factsheet attached below for more details on how to prepare for Brexit. 

Click here to learn more.

April 13, 2018

Roby Brock from Talk Business & Politics discusses the impact of current trade policies on Arkansas businesses and the upcoming Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade during his interview with ArDEC Chair Lenka Horakova and William Burgess, ArDEC’s past Chair.

April 11, 2018

Survey Background

The Arkansas District Export Council Arkansas and the World Trade Center prepared a survey to learn about the anticipated impact of steel and aluminum tariffs on Arkansas businesses. The survey was sent to Arkansas companies on March 15, 2018. Only responses from the companies that use steel and/or aluminum were included in the analysis. Please note that these survey responses were collected before tariffs exemption details were outlined and prior to China’s response.

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April 11, 2018

Overview
Section 232 of the Trade Act authorizes the President to adjust the imports of an article and its derivatives that are being imported into the United States in such quantities or under such circumstances as to threaten to impair the national security.

On March 23, 2018, President Trump authorized 25% tariffs on certain imported steel and 10% tariffs on certain aluminum products.  Only Canada, Mexico, Korea, Australia and the European Union are currently excluded from the order...

March 30, 2018

The Arkansas District Export Council  is accepting applications for the 9th Annual Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade to recognize the exporting excellence and successes among Arkansas small, medium and large enterprises. We strongly encourage Arkansas exporters to apply and receive recognition for there involvement in international trade. Applications are being accepted until April 27.

The award ceremony will take place at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion in Little Ro...

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