Blog/News

ETC Holiday Party Featured in Fashion Mannuscript

We are proud to announce that photos from our annual holiday party are featured in this month’s issue of Fashion Mannuscript on pages 14-15! We are thrilled that the event was such a success and grateful to all of our clients and colleagues who helped make it a wonderful evening.

Here’s to another prosperous year!


Managing Director Mark Bienstock Talks Trade War with California Apparel News

Business owners who rely on China’s abundant manufacturing facilities and low production costs may be in for a massive challenge. The ongoing trade war the US government has waged with China may not end by March, meaning more potential tariffs that could disrupt the global economy.

ETC’s own Mark Bienstock and other industry experts spoke to California Apparel News this week about strategies to protect yourself and your business from the effects of this ongoing international conflict.

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December Holiday Hours

Valued clients and associates:

Please be aware that our operational hours will be modified during the upcoming December holidays. We will open on Monday, December 24th and Monday, December 31st, but will close at 2pm both days. Our office will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th and Tuesday, January 1st.

Please plan your transactions accordingly and have a safe and pleasant holiday!


ETC Announces Small Business Award!

Express Trade Capital is inviting wholesale businesses to apply for the first annual ETC Trade Show Grant & Community Outreach Award! This award reflects our personal commitment to helping our community and encourages our friends in the wholesale industry to join us in giving back.

Requirements to apply for the 2019 ETC Community Outreach Award are:

  • Application must come from an owner or authorized representative of the nominated wholesale business.
  • Nominated businesses must sell consumer goods to retailers in the US with a minimum annual sales volume of $100,000 USD.
  • Applicants must demonstrate their business’s commitment to the community at large, whether through charitable giving, volunteer work, or other creative methods.
  • All applications must be submitted by February 28th, 2019.

We will announce a winner on March 1st, 2019. The winner will receive $3,000 USD toward a booth at a trade show of their choice.

Click here to apply today!


Thanksgiving Hours

Valued Clients and Associates:

Please be aware that our offices will close early on Wednesday, November 21 and remain closed through Friday, November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume normal operating hours on Monday, November 26 at 9am.

Thank you and have a safe and pleasant holiday!


ETC Closed for Veterans Day

Valued clients and associates:

Please be aware that Express Trade Capital will be closed for Veterans Day on Monday, November 12, so no transfers or LCs will be processed that day.

Please plan your transactions accordingly and have a safe and pleasant holiday!


Changes to GSP Eligibility

Results of a GSP review have just been published as Presidential Proclamation 9813. This announcement lists changes to select products and countries. The GSP status of these identified articles is effective for goods entering on/after November 1, 2018.

If you would like more information or analysis as to how this impacts your company, please contact our logistics department at logistics@expresstradecapital.com.