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!
Last week, oil and gas giant Schlumberger plead guilty to facilitating trade with Iran and Sudan, in violation of U.S. sanctions. This represents the largest criminal fine in connection with an IEEPA prosecution in history.
Many people focus on the need to obtain an ITAR license, without first considering whether or not an exemption may apply to their transaction. What is an exemption? Simply put, an exemption is a set of conditions which – if met – allow you to ship to your destination without the need to obtain an export license.
I’m something of a “news junkie.” If you’re like me, then you are constantly hearing about certain countries that can’t seem to keep themselves out of the news. You may even occasionally hear the name of a country that your company either does business with, or is contemplating as a customer.
Check out this blog post for some helpful tips to remember as you conduct restricted parties screens for your transactions.
Savings and more savings on duties and fees are available for exporters who import their U.S. goods back into the United States. These savings are not BOGO (buy one, get one). Rather, they are for all U.S. goods returned (and some Non-U.S. goods). Have you ever reviewed Chapter 98 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule?
“Did you hear? The Cuban sanctions have been lifted! I can’t wait to go on a vacation and bring back some cigars.” Whoa! Not so fast there, buddy.