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How to Apply for an Export License?

How to Apply for an Export License?

Are you afraid to export goods that require a license? If so, you’re not alone. I’ve talked with exporters who are hesitant to export goods because they know the process would require an export license, and they don’t know how to begin to apply for one. The good news for them (and for all exporters... [Read More...]

USML vs. ECCN: What's the Difference?

USML vs. ECCN: What's the Difference?

This simple fact that some exporters ignore the truth came into focus for me at one of the two-day Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) export control seminars held across the country. I heard a licensing officer tell an interesting story about “wishing it were so,” and I want to share a paraphrased versio... [Read More...]

What Is the Destination Control Statement and Why Should It Be on Your Commercial Invoice?

What Is the Destination Control Statement and Why Should It Be on Your Commercial Invoice?

The Destination Control Statement is a legal statement required by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) stating that the goods you are exporting are destined to the country indicated in all the shipping documents. It is a necessary legal boundary clar... [Read More...]

DDTC Issues ITAR Rule Affecting Technology Transfers, Encryption and Cloud Computing

DDTC Issues ITAR Rule Affecting Technology Transfers, Encryption and Cloud Computing

On December 26, 2019, the US State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) published a long-awaited Interim Final Rule (the “Interim Rule”) revising a number of definitions in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). While DDTC was a... [Read More...]

Exporting Carbon Fiber Products from the United States

Exporting Carbon Fiber Products from the United States

As a subscriber to Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) email notifications, I received a letter about two entities being charged with attempt (conspiracy) to export carbon fiber.  The letter is reproduced below.  I would like to draw LawCustoms guests attention not to the penalty details, but... [Read More...]

ITAR Marketing and Pre-sale Activity Regulation

ITAR Marketing and Pre-sale Activity Regulation

ITAR Marketing and Pre-sale Activity Regulation Exportation of defense articles and related technical data is key to the furtherance of various national security and diplomatic objectives, and as such, the United States allows exporters to sell, transfer, and otherwise protected defense articles (subject to regulato... [Read More...]

Export Administration Regulations: License Determination Does my product require an export license? That's a question you should ask before every export. In order to find the answer, you first need to answer two preliminary questions: What is the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) of the produc... [Read More...]

Understanding ITAR: The International Traffic in Arms Regulations

Understanding ITAR: The International Traffic in Arms Regulations

Understanding ITAR: The International Traffic in Arms Regulations A variety of U.S. laws and regulations exist to monitor and controls exports from the United States. These laws and regulations are designed to comply with trade agreements, embargoes, sanctions and other political measures the U.S. has with othe... [Read More...]

Deemed Exports: Exporting Without Shipping a Product

Deemed Exports: Exporting Without Shipping a Product

Deemed Exports: Exporting Without Shipping a Product 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 ... [Read More...]

Export Compliance: The Importance of Knowing End Use and End Users

Export Compliance: The Importance of Knowing End Use and End Users

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 ... [Read More...]

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