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  July 4th, 2017 | Written by

Amber Road Expands Free Trade Agreement Solution

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  • Simplifying compliance processes is important for companies leveraging preferential trade agreements.
  • Sourcing decisions can be made with an eye towards potential trade benefits from the start.
  • Amber Road has updated its trade compliance solutions to better manage new FTAs globally.

Amber Road, a provider of global trade management (GTM) solutions, announced today that they have added 89 trade agreements to their Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Management solution, bringing the total to over 120. FTA identification and qualification in Amber Road’s solution is powered by its Global Knowledge® database of global trade content, which contains the rules of origin, product classifications, and duties and taxes for the major trade agreements.

Amber Road now supports new agreements in North America, Asia, Europe, and South America. This includes many of the bilateral/multilateral agreements such as the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (AJCEP), the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the China-Switzerland FTA, the Mexico-Central America FTA, and the many Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programs that have emerged recently.

Utilizing Amber Road’s FTA Management solution can help open up new markets for companies by simplifying the compliance and qualification processes. With new FTAs just passed or on the horizon, such as the EU-Canada FTA, sourcing decisions can be made with an eye towards potential trade benefits from the start.

“The Free Trade Agreements solution is a cornerstone solution of a GTM platform and our customers have been accelerating investments in this area over the last few years,” said Nathan Pieri, Chief Product Officer of Amber Road. “By expanding the number of FTAs available on our platform, we can increase the percent of a supply base that qualifies for the duty savings benefit these special trade programs afford.”

The Amber Road GTM platform allows a multi-national company to manage all their FTAs under one centralized and common process. And since the Trade Agreement module is tightly coupled with the Export and Import modules, the “reduction of duty” benefits are seamlessly integrated with the global supply chain execution processes. With the recent addition of 89 new FTAs into its global trade content database, Amber Road has become the global leader in this area.

“We believe Amber Road supports more FTAs than any other vendor by a wide margin,” said Jim Preuninger, CEO of Amber Road. “Amber Road has witnessed exceptional demand for its FTA solutions from both new and existing customers over the past four quarters.”

Amber Road’s FTA Management solution automates the supplier solicitation, qualification and certificate management processes, enabling importers and exporters to take advantage of preferential duty programs and save millions in duties and taxes.