Asset Based Lending Blog/News

AMS Plans Cotton Fee Increase

August 20, 2018 | Announcement, Cargo, Government

The Agricultural Marketing Service has released a statement announcing that it plans to raise the “cotton fee” applied to imported cotton goods from $0.011510 to $0.011905 per kilogram. Adjustments to the fee occur regularly to ensure that assessments collected on imported cotton match those paid on domestically produced cotton. The announcement stipulates that the new […]

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New Tariffs Imposed on Turkish Steel

August 13, 2018 | Announcement, Government

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital The president has released yet another tariff-imposing proclamation. The latest in a series of recently implemented “trade remedy tariffs”, the new proclamation will impose a 50% tariff on steel mill products from Turkey and will take effect immediately. The new tariffs have been incorporated into Section 232 of the Trade […]

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Peak Wholesale Seasons

August 13, 2018 | Tips, Wholesale

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital If you’re relatively new to the wholesale business, you may find it difficult to navigate peak seasons for wholesale orders. Without ample experience, preparing for these times of year can be a bit of a scramble, but here are a few tips to help you prepare for the busy seasons: […]

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Building a Workforce

August 8, 2018 | Small Business, Tips

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital You’ve done all the grunt work and you’re finally ready to hire people and get your business up and running. But how are you going to distribute your workforce appropriately without any prior experience to determine where employees are needed most? Here are a few tips to help you efficiently […]

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Helen Ku Promoted to SVP and Client Portfolio Manager!

July 17, 2018 | Announcement

We at ETC are pleased to announce that Helen Ku has been promoted to Senior Vice-President and Client Portfolio Manager effective immediately. In addition to her current responsibilities, Helen will have full responsibility for the entire factoring and purchase order financing portfolio of clients. Learn more about our trade finance services here. Contact us for […]

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Trade War Begins

July 11, 2018 | Government, Shipping, Wholesale

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital President Trump’s promised trade war has begun and it doesn’t look like there will be any winners. Earlier this year, Trump imposed a series of new import tariffs on goods made outside the US, particularly those made in China. The move has been controversial, largely because each affected country’s respective […]

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Reading the Retail Room

July 5, 2018 | Op-Ed, Retail

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital Fears of the “retailpocalypse” have died down, but brick and mortar retailers may be overlooking some of the most pressing problems they face in their attempts to innovate and better serve modern customers. Following dismal sales last year, retailers began frantically creating new, often diversified versions of their former stores. […]

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July 4th Hours Announcement

June 27, 2018 | Announcement

Valued clients and associates: Please be aware that our offices will close at 3pm on Tuesday, July 3rd and will remain closed until July 5th at 9am in observance of Independence Day. Please plan your transactions accordingly and have a safe and pleasant holiday.

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Seeking Your Buyers

June 21, 2018 | Technology, Trade Shows, Wholesale

Ari Markowitz, Express Trade Capital As a product manufacturer you are always considering ways to grow your company and get your products in front of the people who are most interested in purchasing them. There are several ways of approaching the sales process, and through this post we explore several of the most important. Trade […]

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