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.”
On July 14, the P5 +1 countries (United States, United Kingdom, China, Russia, France and Germany) and Iran agreed on a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to ensure that Iran’s nuclear program would be peaceful. As part of the agreement, the parties have agreed to sanctions relief which will come in phases and be based on successful implementation of nuclear commitments outlined in the deal.
If you missed the first BIS call-in programs regarding the changes in U.S. Foreign Policy towards Cuba, there are still three more opportunities to attend. BIS will host additional call-in programs on July 7, August 11 and September 8 at 2 p.m. EDT.
Export Solutions is proud to announce that we have been “highly commended” by WorldECR in the category of Export Controls Consultant of the Year. This recognition was part of the WorldECR Awards 2015 – which recognize excellence in export controls and sanctions practice.
The New York branch office of the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has agreed to pay $28,800 to settled alleged violations of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations. This stems from a series of funds transfers processed by the bank to an entity on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List.
The topics of “improvement” and “reality” are hot in our culture. During my career, I have worked at a number of companies that embraced “continual improvement.” Unfortunately, in many cases, these efforts did not have the intended result. They didn’t change how we actually did things.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Your Business Development Manager (we’ll call him “Bob”) is at a military trade show somewhere in the Middle East. A guy from that region exchanges business cards with Bob, chats for a few minutes, then splits.
Very often, we talk with individuals who are focused on specific needs. They have questions like: “How do I get an ITAR license?” or “What is the ECCN for my product?” Although these questions are valid and important, sometimes companies need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
You may find your customers asking if your products qualify for NAFTA or if you can provide a NAFTA certificate. In this blog, we’ll provide a basic overview of NAFTA in order to help with your understanding of this topic.
Have you ever been frustrated or stymied by those DoD Distribution Statements concerning Critical Technology, which appear to prohibit U.S. contractors from sharing the data with their partners in Canada? If so, you’re not alone!