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Export Compliance: The Importance of Knowing End Use and End Users
You’ve just found a buyer in a foreign country and you’re preparing to close the sale—great! But there’s one thing you should keep in mind that is easy to overlook: the end use and end users.
You will need to determine the ...
WHAT IS TRADE COMPLIANCE?
Trade compliance describes the process and procedures by which goods enter and exit a country and adhere to any laws, rules, regulations and requirements of the country from which the goods are being imported or exported.
Trade compliance is generally an umbrella term that incorpor...
I previously wrote about changes to the US Munitions List (USML) in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) affecting export controls on satellites and spacecraft. Those changes, which will become effective on Nov. 10, 2014, will result in the removal of many satellites, ground equipment, and compone...
Firms of all sizes are being encouraged to export their goods and services. If you’re new to the global marketplace or your firm is expanding into new markets, then it’s time to establish best practices in your organization.
The following is a list of best practices that exporters should follow for each ...
Export compliance regulations don't just apply to the big guys. Even the smallest U.S. businesses that send their products to customers outside the country are subject to a variety of export regulations and could face substantial penalties for violating these rules.
Unfortunately for many small and medium-sized ...
I get a lot of emails from exporters who are confused about whether or not their products require an export license. Their initial search through the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) indicate that they do, but then they hear or read about export license exceptions that may be available.
I've put together ...