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Believe it or not, most exports from the United States do not require an export license to ship internationally.  (Ninety-five percent, according to the Department of Commerce.)  This is great news for most companies, but what if your item or technology falls in the other five percent? Let's look at export license requirements through the journey of a simple crayon.

Duty drawback is probably the most under used duty recovery program available by U.S. Customs. With the price of everything going up, getting a refund could be very beneficial and a nice cost-saving measure to produce your goods.  Although duty drawback can be quite confusing, it doesn't have to stop you. Here are some of the basics to help you get started.

The U.S. Government is trying to get its arms around a range of new technologies and advancements.  This includes a Commerce Department rule that, if enacted, would create substantial new regulations for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers.  The rule also takes aim at foreign persons who might use these platforms to train large Artificial Intelligence (AI) models. 

Any exporter who ships outside of the United States is responsible for complying with Census regulations and filing Electronic Export Information (“EEI”) in the Automated Export System (“AES”) for each eligible shipment. But how do you know if one is needed? Let’s break down the steps you need to consider when making an export and filing the correct EEI.

Do you slap “Made in USA” labels on your products or advertise in this way?  Can you, without a doubt, declare your products are – in fact – made in the USA?  This is one of the most overused (and misunderstood) proclamations companies make on the market today.  Ensuring accuracy is imperative because the consequences can be expensive.