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Export readiness assessment

Export readiness assessment

The following "Export Readiness Assessment" is a set of questions designed to assess how prepared your company is to begin exporting to the U.S. The test is designed to identify weak areas in your company's planning so they can be redressed before...
Author Belisa de las Casas and Luke Zahner
Organisation George Washington University
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Packaging in West Africa - A resource guide (Tradehub) - ANNEX

Packaging in West Africa - A resource guide (Tradehub) - ANNEX

The purpose of this directory (Annex to West Africa Packaging Guide) is to help food industry producers identify manufacturers in their country or subregion capable of offering the packaging they need. Its agenda has a sales/marketing goal as...
Author Naji Choueri and Micah Frumkin
Organisation WA Tradehub
Publish Date 15 May 2007
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Packaging in West Africa - A resource guide (Tradehub)

Packaging in West Africa - A resource guide (Tradehub)

Most small and medium-sized African businesses have difficulty sourcing affordable quality packaging for their products. Few packaging suppliers exist within the region and even fewer have the ability to create packaging that meets international...
Author Naji Choueiri and Micah Frumkin
Organisation WA Tradehub
Publish Date 14 December 2007
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Raw materials traceability for US apparel imports - 2005

Raw materials traceability for US apparel imports - 2005

Raw materials traceability is the ability to identify, through a comprehensive system of lot numbers and documentation, the source of each and every fabric and trim used to produce a given garment. 
Author Margaret Bishop
Organisation Consultant, WA Tradehub
Publish Date 24 November 2005
APHIS Commodity import approval process for agricultural products into the US

APHIS Commodity import approval process for agricultural products into the US

To obtain access to U.S. markets for a fruit, vegetable, plant, or plant product that is not already an approved commodity, one must initiate a commodity import request. There are 4 steps in the process: Determine if the commodity is an...
Author APHIS
Organisation Department of Agriculture
Publish Date 08 February 2013
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APHIS Permitted fruit and vegetables into the US - APHIS Guide 2012

APHIS Permitted fruit and vegetables into the US - APHIS Guide 2012

The Fruits and Vegetables Import Manual provides the import requirements for regulating imported articles of fresh, usable parts of plants such as fruits, stems, leaves, roots, and flowers (herbs and vegetables). These imported articles are not...
Author APHIS
Organisation US Department of Agriculture
Publish Date 01 October 2012
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GSP Handbook (UNCTAD) 2003

GSP Handbook (UNCTAD) 2003

Handbook / Guide on the General System of Preferences (GSP) of the United States. This guide includes features of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) as it relates to the GSP. Prepared by the UNCTAD Technical Cooperation Project on...
Author UNCTAD
Organisation United Nations
Publish Date 13 May 2003
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Lists and codes of US ports (a customs requirement)

Lists and codes of US ports (a customs requirement)

Classification of United States customs districts and ports for US foreign trade. This appendix provides a complete listing of valid district/port codes of the U.S., and is important information for exporters and shipping agencies.
Author U.S. Customs
Organisation U.S. Customs
Publish Date 27 October 2000
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Review of AGOA certificate of origin - request for comments 2013

Review of AGOA certificate of origin - request for comments 2013

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is extending through August 14, 2013 the period for public comment on the proposed extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin. For preferential treatment under AGOA, the exporter is...
Author Department of Homeland Security
Organisation Department of Homeland Security
Publish Date 10 July 2013
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Ethiopia coffee industry value chain analysis (USAID / COMPETE 2010)

Ethiopia coffee industry value chain analysis (USAID / COMPETE 2010)

Profiling the actors, their interactions, costs, constraints and opportunities. The birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia is home to some of the finest coffees in the world. Ethiopia is currently the top African coffee exporter and ranked sixth in the...
Author Chemonics International Inc
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Burundi coffee supply value chain analysis (USAID / COMPETE 2010)

Burundi coffee supply value chain analysis (USAID / COMPETE 2010)

Profiling the actors, their interaction, costs constraints and opportunities. The coffee industry is the country's main export, providing about 70% of foreign currency revenues. Roughly 600,000 rural households, or almost 40% of the population,...
Author Chemonics International Inc.
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