In addition to federal workers impacted by the current government shutdown, companies who rely on the federal government to support their import/export compliance are also feeling the impact. We thought it might be helpful to provide the status of the various government agencies involved with assisting importers and exporters during this shutdown.
Just like cooler temperatures and falling leaves are the harbingers of autumn, so too are the notifications that will soon be arriving from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that your company has been selected for a Focused Assessment. What can you do to prepare for one of these assessments? How can you ensure that yours goes as smoothly as possible? Keep reading for some tips and guidance.
We get a lot of questions about exporting titanium products and other metals from the United States. Recently, I sat down with one of our clients – Performance Titanium Group (PTG) – to discuss some of the basic “do’s and dont’s” when exporting titanium.
Access USA will pay millions for export violations. The company admits to numerous EAR violations.
The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) recently issued administrative settlement documents against a company called Fulfill Your Packages ("FYP") for alleged violations of the EAR.
A Florida woman, Amin Yu, was charged in a superseding indictment with conspiring to illegally export U.S. technology to a Chinese state-owned entity. The indictment includes, among other things, alleged AES violations.
Let’s assume that you’re traveling internationally with your ITAR-controlled product and you have a valid DSP-73 license in place. Rather than shipping the item to your destination, it makes more sense for you to hand-carry it with you.
The 2016 editions of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) and the Schedule B have now been issued and the Automated Export System (AES) has been updated with the new codes. While the changes are relatively few, some exporters and importers may find that their classifications are now invalid.
Looking for someone to conduct a gap analysis of your trade compliance activities? Here's a list of nine "must-have" components that every good assessment should address.
Despite the glib title of this blog article, we have been noticing a trend in companies using Freight Forwarders directed by their foreign customers. The goal, in many cases, seems to be for the seller to avoid being the “Exporter of Record.”