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Welcome to the third edition of Aerodoc´s Newsletter!

Today I'm very excited to tell about the series of activities that Aerodoc initiated at the beginning of 2012 to bring the company closer to you.

From monthly newsletters and advertising to in-person visits to your stands in each of the main industry trade shows.

We certainly believe in the importance of accompanying our customers wherever they go and use those opportunities to know about their new challenges and to make it sure they are always receiving the expected service level.

You will see us coming more and more in the next trade shows in the Americas and in Europe. We are devoted to follow you wherever you may need us.

Thank you for giving us the possibility to be close to you and do not hesitate to plan meeting us in your next trade-show stand.

Aerodoc introduces new online tool for Tracking and ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival)

Visibility is one of the most important attributes that a value added logistics service provider must have. And Aerodoc has that attribute: visibility to provide customers with online real-time data sharing, Estimated Time of Arrival and timely responsiveness, by the use of an ERP supported tracking system.

Our tracking systems allow Aerodoc´s customers to see online the progress of shipment through the different stages that passes the merchandise. Through web access (link), the customer can enter the shipment tracking number and obtain the status of the merchandise (if in customs, if it is received on deposit, if in transit, delivery times, record of the loads, identification of who has received the shipment, etc).

The tracking system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides transparency on the status of shipments. Aerodoc´s customers can have reliable information useful for their internal planning.

The Tracking tool also provides visibility over the the ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival). ETA is the part of the tracking on line that is kept up-dated and is calculated based on:

a) A scheduled time of arrival (times standardized for each type of operation according to its origin and destination)

(b) The "live" evolution of the shipment

The time of arrival is updated according to the "live" evolution of the shipments. Aerodoc has a Project Office team dedicated to the follow-up of shipments and the continuous updating of the information available.

Shows and Events

Telecommunications Regional Meeting Rosario 2012 On our last Newsletter we anticipated you our visit to the Telecommunications Regional Meeting in Rosario, Argentina. Cable TV operators, producers, programmers, technology providers and government representatives gathered in Rosario in this event that combined show and conferences. Aerodoc´s team attended to keep up with latest news in the regional telecommunications industry.

The trade-show is must for cable operators and broadcasters, producers, technology providers and content providers, operators, media and representatives of agencies and public and private entities in Argentina and neighboring countries.

Its programming included an Exhibition, Academic Conferences, Workshops and Training Technical Workshops.

We had the opportunity to meet many of our customers, learn about new opportunities and to make a lot of new contacts. Thanks for welcoming us!

Next destination: TEPAL 2012 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 18-20 July, 2012 We´ll bring you news about Tepal in the next Aerodoc´s Newsletter

Logistics and Trade News

This month selection of relevant news related to logistics and trades from Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Chad, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, United States, Uganda, Venezuela and Center America and the Caribbean countries.

ARGENTINA

Argentina: new version of Users Manual for Registration and Involvement of the Advance of Imports (DJAI)
Last 13th of July of 2012, the Argentinean Federal Administration of Public Revenue - AFIP – issued the new version of the "Users Manual for Registration and Involvement of the Advance of Import (DJAI).

Version 6.0 affidavit incorporates to the Electronic Single Window for Foreign Trade Regime a new intervention to be made by the AFIP when the tax identification - CUITs – is inactive, in state of bankruptcy, based on unreliable contributors, not registered in the VAT and/or Profit, or is missing the presentation of affidavit of VAT, personal property, income, among others.

The AFIP will not enable imports to those companies showing tax inconsistencies to the date of the request. The tax authority shall decide on the DJAI in one period no longer than 10 days. If in the case of a possible lock, the declaring company had a problem by the observation made, they should contact the corresponding fiscal domicile registered with the AFIP DGI Agency.

Click on this link to download the complete Manual

Which block you can imagine for the next five years
La Nación
Reflections on the participants and the advances in integration of logistics and infrastructure

After both order and need to rethink the great South American political, economic, social and cultural integration project, imagine how the experts who will be Mercosur in the next five years? Who are its members? What will be the format that them? How will the physical and logistical integration of block evolve?

In the opinion of one of the greatest specialists and related premises relating to Mercosur, Felix Pena, is at first glance something "hard to imagine". "We are in a world of so many uncertainties that it is preferable to work on fixed designs or text books - explains penalty- but harder you still imagine that not exist or there is something similar." "My bet is that in five years the Mercosur will continue to exist, but that it will be the name of a process with many differences to the intended originally and even the current", summed up. Importantly for penalty consists of generating an intense debate among all sectors of our society about what type of adaptations of the Mercosur with the times is what best for us. "Our partners must do the same." The rest will result from many factors, including the evolution of the global and regional context, and the success with which we can articulate us among ourselves and with our partners. Much of what needs to be done, for example, in terms of increased physical connectivity, it will not only as a result of the Mercosur. "But what is fundamental is that it is perceived as a lever allowing you to enhance the efforts of shared development, and not a dead weight or a construction of props with objective media," culminated the academic Untref and Standard Bank Foundation. Meanwhile, his colleague Raúl Ochoa projected a "more favourable for the next five years" Overview. Justified it in the following way: "the region will have a weight growing globally, due to changes in global power shafts and I think that if this change of era, the Mercosur takes advantage very well-positioned est". For Ochoa, is more than sible that more countries integrate that. "In addition to Venezuela, pre entry of Bolivia and Ecuadoi this is thus must exist a more flexible forn from point of v of the common external tariff and 01 linked to development aspects;" "industrial, agricultural, among other hottest into account different n them development", added. Now, however, warned that if the pliacion of the Mercosur is fa ble, the aspects related to "in structure, logistics and trade facilitacioi become even more imp cindibles as it will also be the energy integration", concluded. Finally, the consultant in with LY international specialized trade with countries of the South Mei, Dante Sica said: "will be difficult to fly back with Mercosur desp throughout the journey, would be difficult to assimilate political cost." / more, sociopoliti of a setback for the integration implications laugh harmful to the actu members! As happened in the various episode tradicionalmenti marches and setbacks in which, and the bilateral relationship ei the Argentina and Brazil, the political decisions are those that have permil continue forward and overcome problems. "So to fut expected that partners can t re-close the agenda of difficult them trade and give priority to the more than block". Road map block was founded on 26 March 1991 by the Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Paraguay, suspended at the last Summit. Objectives are to achieve the free movement of goods and services; adopt a common commercial policy; coordinate positions in international forums, and converge on macroeconomic policies. Its gross domestic product represents 75% of the gross product of South America. It is a market of 230 million consumers. Has free trade agreements with Chile, Bolivia, Israel, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority.

The unknowns of the second semester
The big question asked economists and entrepreneurs is if economic activity still slowing down after the stagnation of the last quarter, or if it will enter on a plateau that serves as the basis for a subsequent recovery during the second half of the year. The answers are disparate, although predominate disappointing forecasts.

Not only for the current scenario of stagnation, but because - paraphrase the presidential lexicon - in the last eight months the Government of Cristina Kirchner "fell top" to the private sector. Such was the avalanche of controls to change them, constraints, arbitrary requirements on exporters and importers, changes of rules and surprising measures, which ended up collapsing investment, weakening consumption and curb production in the most dynamic sectors of the economy. At the base of this uncertain perspective is the presidential attachment to the sophistry of the official "story" and attributed problems themselves guilty beyond. Instead of honest inflation and deal with a plan for correcting accumulated distortions (deteriorating fiscal and foreign exchange, energy deficit, frozen fees, subsidies), the Government opted for placement in the swamp of the controls, to heal health through the "armor" of the reserves of the Central Bank and the trade surplus. But the remedy was worse than the disease: unnecessarily created a climate of crisis that affects expectations and economic activity. Now, to the end abruptly two decades of convertibility between the weight and the dollar, the BCRA imposed a wall between two currencies that unfolds in fact the exchange market (with a gap of 35%). It is difficult that the billions of dollars that came out of the economic circuit to take refuge in mattresses, boxes of security and accounts abroad in recent years will return if there is the possibility to legally buy them in the future. If actual inflation does not yield to the economy came the night. Here is cut the circuit allowing savers to obtain high yields depositing pesos at rates of 10 per cent per annum to then convert them to dollars. Same goes for companies that strongly increased its turnover growth to "Chinese rates". But this further complicates the economy lately and real, since it affects the real estate market, the construction of cars and durable goods sales. Paradoxically, with an exchange rate trap increasingly stiffer - and that already reaches up to retired foreigners - the only possibility for individuals to do the exchange rate $ official are trips abroad, although with increasing restrictions. The same happens with the mortgage loans, whose conversion to dollars already have fixed-term to end of October. Wind variable directions with regard to the second half of 2012, the puzzle of the Economic Outlook is still far from being able to assemble. The record of soy above $600 price distorts the official discourse which attributed all the problems to the turbulence in the world economy. So far, means a relief because adds currency and via retentions, i.e., the two largest fund-raising needs of the Government. However, as the 60/70% of the current crop (lowered by 20 per cent by drought) would already be sold, more favourable to the GDP impact moves to campaign 2012/13 if accompanied by the climate. But it does not solve problems of cereals and regional economies, producers affected by quotas, 0 NESTOR. SOBONA for LA NACIÓN higher costs in dollars and high tax burden. The main expectations are put into the economy of Brazil, whose low growth - with contraction industrial - forced the Government of Dilma Rousseff to undergo intensive therapy of reactivation. Although the predictions foresee a rise of only 2% a year - or even less - of the Brazilian GDP, a second better than the first half tonificaría sales to Brazil, especially from motor vehicles, which collapsed in recent months. However, the gap between the devaluation of the real (16%) and weight (4.4%) against the dollar so far in 2012, less competitive to Argentine exports . To avoid greater evils, the Government of CRP began to quietly negotiate a reciprocal dismantling of restrictions and reprisals. Some sectors also warn lately some streamlining in the adoption of previous (D JHA) import permits for local businesses affected by lack of supplies. Yet, they remain without knowing the official criterion to authorize them or deny them. At the same time, the major imports of gas and fuels this winter neutralize relief for the balance of trade which means 13% decline in the price of oil. Before the strong slowdown in the economy, the Government has much less fire power to implement countercyclical measures in the recession of 2009, when it had primary surplus and the "box" of the AFJP, managed to raise the real exchange rate and applied to a money laundering. Now the fiscal restrictions placed it at a crossroads because of the deterioration of revenue in real terms. If spending goes up too, increases the monetary issue to finance at the risk of higher inflationary pressures or would change. Why he opted a homeopathic moderation, at the expense of endorsing the cost of adjustment to the provinces in the past two months. The postponement of the rise of the non-taxable minimum earnings is another signal in the same sense, but reduce the capacity of consumption to employees of medium and high income, an effect that will also suffer the State Buenos Aires with the politicized fractionation of the average bonus. Instead, the Government would opt to extend the payment of family allowances as remuneration to the future CGT and raise the Universal allocation per child (270 pesos a month), unchanged from 10 months ago. This will only allow compensate past inflation, as it is the case with the majority of the wage adjustments agreed in the joint, they average 23% and shall be paid in installments. Neither seems too expansive credit measures to revive the economy. The housing plan (childbearing) that he will make his debut this week, has a complex logistics that hardly compensate in the short term the retraction of private construction. And the obligation to banks so they grant loans subsidized companies hides that investor retreat is a problem of trust and obstacles to import computers. Another unknown is whether the Government will pass this year making way to walk and bet the soy for a more expansive policy in 2013, when the elections play the continuity of Cristina´s policies beyond 2015. It would be a risky bet, especially without an economic program that "close". By not resorting to this last road, in 2012 would obtain a stunted growth of the GDP which, in the best of cases, shall be equivalent to one quarter of 2011 (8.9%), with an even higher inflation (24 / 25% per year).

Nestor Scibona
nestorscibona@gmail.com

BRAZIL

ALL suffers fall of 2.7% in the yield in Brazil in the 2nd quarter
O Estado de S. Paulo
The Latin America Logistics had annual fall 2.7 percent on average yield--price indicator of freight--in Brazil in the second quarter and said on Friday that the transported volume growth expected for 2012 will be less than its estimates of long-term performance. (READ MORE)

In preview of results between April and June, ALL reported that recorded earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Ebitda) of 499.6 million, an increase of 2.2 per cent over the obtained a year earlier, amid a slight growth of 1.4 per cent in the volume transported. In the first half, the company found high of 3.8 percent in Ebitda, to 820.4 million, with an increase of 3.7 per cent in the volume transported. At 10:19, ALL wore down 0.68 percent, real, while the Ibovespa 8.80 showed indentation of 1.18 percent.

By Alberto Alerigi Jr.

CHILE

Chile leads ranking of logistics efficiency in Latin America
Diario Financiero
By f. Orellana / p. Peñaloza

Chile is the country of Latin America more efficient logistics, as revealed by the third edition of the report of the World Bank "Link to compete", which compares the situation of more than 150 Nations in the matter. Singapore led the best performance of the table, followed by Hong Kong and Finland.

Chile is ranked 39 of the evaluation, which meant an increase of 10 posts in relation to registered in the 2010 survey, moving to other countries in the region as Brazil that fell from the place 41 to 45, Mexico (47) or Colombia (64). Should be noted that you for rating, more than six thousand assessments were made to almost thousand international carriers, which classified the eight foreign countries with which your company operates more frequently, in six specific themes: efficiency of the process of release of frontier, as customs agencies; quality of the infrastructure for trade and transport (ports, roads, railways, information technology); easy to arrange shipments at competitive prices; competition and quality of logistics services; the ability to track shipments and frequency with which shipments reach the recipient within the agreed timeframe.

For the senior economist at the Department of international trade of the World Bank, Jean-François Arvis, Chile growth due to the increase of the perception of the quality of the infrastructure for logistics and transport , and the operation of customs. The strengths of the country in the ranking are precisely these two points.

"Ports, road connectivity, storage and distribution facilities, means of transport, are examples where there has been heavy investment that have helped promote Chile as a logistics leader in the region", says Neil Taylor, President of the Chile Logistics Association (ALOG Chile). It adds that, on the other hand, Customs has been facilitating the processes of foreign trade, "but still has a lot to implement, for example, in the digitization of its procedures to eliminate the physical paperwork that delays and rising costs." A big step will be 2013 when you begin operate Sicex (integrated system of Foreign trade), that will mean the beginning of a breakthrough in the facilitation of foreign trade", says.

Use of technology

The incorporation of technology in the process and great competition and atomization of the transport area are within the main weaknesses of the Chilean system. In fact, Chile is ranked 54 in the capacity for shipments arrive within the time limit. The remoteness from major countries increases the chances of problems along the way, explains Taylor. "It has been estimated that all the previous process can take up to 21 days". "Customs, with the Sicex, expected to go down to 11 days, thanks to the digitalization of processes," he says.

For Juan Pablo Fuentes, director of the Institute of logistics and transport of Chile, the problem is that "when we look with logistically developed countries such as USA or Europe, we realize that there is an important gap in technology". In fact, the director of engineering logistics and transport of the Universidad Andrés Bello, Juan Pedro Sepúlveda, narrows that while companies Yes invest in technology, they are not scanning the data in order to improve the service, know what the most optimal routes or in which port it is best to charge. A scenario that also affects the quality of the service.

"There is an excess of demand, so the concern of quality will decrease," indicates.

The World Bank report highlights the quality of infrastructure and services as customs.

However, he left in evidence the little use of new technologies in logistics performance.

PERU

Peruvian companies want to venture into Guatemala
El Peruano

Peruvian companies of various sectors, mainly industry and services, are very interested in finding strategic partners to venture into the Guatemala market and establish their distribution centers, Minister of foreign relations of Guatemala, Harold Caballeros pointed out.

The Minister commented that this interest is increased by the Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) -signed between both countries in December 2011-, which provides greater legal certainty for Peruvian companies established in Guatemala. “There are many Peruvian companies like Ajegroup, which has its center of distribution of beverages, and Ferreyros. Both companies are already investing in Guatemala as many others that are not so large as to be alone and which are currently seeking strategic partners to expand”, Caballeros said. He added that the sectors that offer greater prospects to Peruvian companies are the industry of juices and drinks, elastics and rubber derivatives and related logistics services and development of industrial parks.

Caballeros said that Guatemala can become a great partner in logistics services by its geographical position, since it is located just 125 miles from United States, the largest market in the world. “I invite Peruvian companies to fix their gaze on Guatemala and find strategic ways to invest. Guatemala offers many advantages not only for the size of its market, but for the ease of communication with North America and other countries in Central America, as El Salvador and Honduras”, said the Minister, and added that the Latin American companies should seek associate and increase trade strengthened to reduce the effects of the crisis in United States and Europe. “Currently developed countries are growing very little by the crisis, while emerging markets continue to expand, to say that now the emerging markets are the place to grow “says Caballero. He also expressed that he hoped that the FTA between Peru and Guatemala enter into force this year, after its ratification in the U.S. Congress.

Caballeros said that there are many possibilities to increase the trade of value-added products for the advantages offered by the commercial agreement between Peru and Guatemala. “With the FTA, we will be more competitive, will send more products to markets and will develop more industries, and this creates more jobs”, he stressed. At the end of 2011, bilateral trade amounted to 143 million dollars, and from January to May 2012 Peruvian exports of non-traditional products to Guatemala increased 37%, adding 26.7 million dollars, 88% of the total sent to that country.

URUGUAY

The port of the capital investment
El Pais

The Belgian group Katoen Nafie will invest US $20 million to improve the operation of the container terminal at the port of Montevideo. (READ MORE) The projected investment includes $15 million in equipment and another $5 million in infrastructure, with a hangar for maintenance and a storage area that quintuplicará the existing capacity, according to Nafie Katoen, that controls the operation of Terminal of the La Plata Basin (TCP). In the next two months will be added 15 new straddle carriers, brand Konecranes, of last generation.

Para los Chicos Journal

The most recent trip started on Friday July 6, and ended a week later when the team started the way back home. The location visited was Yacu Hurmana and, as usual, the volunteers took with them food, clothes and toys. But this time the trip also included hand work to repair the roof of the school dining room that welcomes everyday for breakfast and lunch 23 kids ages 3 to 13. Without the school dining room, kids have no other place to have those important meals. And that was the most important objective of the last trip.

We´ll keep you updated in the our next Aerodoc´s newsletter.

About Para los Chicos

Para los Chicos un Futuro Mejor (“A Better Future for Children”) is a fundraising charity created by Aerodoc in 2007 with the objective of helping children in remote and poor regions of Argentina to continue receiving their formal education.

Today, “Para los Chicos un Futuro Mejor” helps four elementary schools with a total of 168 students. The fund works to help keep these children studying and growing academically, and to ensure they have the opportunity to go to high school and, in a future, maybe even to college. Helping these children succeed in life not only creates a better future for each child, but also for society.

Every two months, a team of Aerodoc employees (including the CEO) travels to the remote locations to bring school supplies, books, food, clothes, toys and even bicycles. Most of these kids live far away from the schools, in isolated landscapes, and without bicycles they have to walk miles each day to go to class.

Twice a year a team also takes care of critical infrastructure and maintenance jobs according to the needs of each school.

The fund is committed, permanently, to working with the school directors and teachers to keep track of all needs, not only in general, but also in particular cases.

The fund is supported by private donations. For more information about Para los Chicos un Futuro Mejor, go to www.paraloschicos.org. You can also write us at: info@paraloschicos.org or visit our web site www.paraloschicos.org

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