Trade Compliance Today

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Constantly changing regulations, tariffs and free trade agreements…  is your business agile enough to react to the next tweet before it impacts your bottom line?  North American importers and shippers face significant challenges in understanding and adapting to our current global trade atmosphere.  Country and regionally specific regulations are complex and constantly changing, making the environment even more complicated.  How can you avoid tariffs and other threats that create volatility in a supply chain along with financial risk…?  Does your company management understand that the success or failure of a global supply chain is directly impacted by the ability to move products and materials across borders?  With stiff penalties at stake, it is not hyperbole to say that Trade Compliance missteps and errors can end a company's existence.  Establishing an effective and efficient compliance program and a committed “win right” culture can take years…  

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Export Administration Regulation Controls


US Persons

Sensitive US Content

• 600-Series  

• United States Munitions List (USML) 

• Foreign Products of Direct US Technology

De Minimis Content Rules

• De Minimis Calculations 

• “Publicly Available” Software & Technology

Export Control Classification

• EAR, Commerce Control List, and ECCNs 

• “Specially Designed” defined 

• EAR99 is NOT a free pass! 

• Technology & Software Classification 

• Working with US Suppliers

• How to determine if “No License Required”

EAR License Exceptions

• Country Groups 

• Restrictions 

• ECCN-based Exceptions 

• Situation-based Exceptions 

• Technology & Software Exceptions

End-User and End-Use

• Prohibited Parties; Embargoed Countries; Proliferation Activities 

• Red Flags 

• General Prohibitions 

• Antiboycott

 • Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) Licensing

Global Trade Guidance - Focused Training Modules

Tactical Tools - FAQs


Am I using the right incoterm?  What is a routed export transaction?  Do I need to document my shipment to Canada?  Can't I just ship 'Door to Door'?  This training module will prepare your team for the common stumbling blocks and big GOTCHAs of International shipping.

Export Compliance


Import Compliance


Enforcement - Who's Watching Who?


Who’s in charge anyway?!?  With at least 3 different entities regulating Export Control Licensing,  determining jurisdiction can be a challenging hurdle to begin the process.

Restricted Party Screening


The United States and various other allied governments forbid the exchange of Goods, Information or Services with certain parties or entities that are deemed irresponsible traders or a threat to national security.  Do you know who you are doing business with?

Entrenamiento en Español


Todos nuestros cursos y contenidos también están disponibles en español.

Focused Topics



Incoterms are an internationally accepted set of rules that define and allocate  obligations, costs and risks as they pertain to delivery of goods within a sales contract.  NOTE: Most people creating contracts do not understand Incoterms!

EEI for AES to CBP


The Automated Export System (AES)  is the primary instrument used by  the U.S. Census Bureau to collect  data on U.S. exports.  CBP uses the data to ensure that exports do not fall into the hands of unauthorized parties that may harm the U.S. 

Commodity Classification


Harmonized System Classification


Rules of Origin


Rules of origin are highly technical area of rule-making, that can vary across the world.



Site Content

Anti-Bribery Laws (FCPA)


The U.S., the United Kingdom, and many other countries have strict criminal laws governing interactions with government officials, including customs officials.



U.S. Anti-Boycott laws are designed to prohibit or penalize companies and subsidiaries complying with or supporting in “unsanctioned” international economic boycotts in which the United States does not participate.



Red flags are defined by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) as “any abnormal circumstances in a transaction that indicate that the export may be destined for an inappropriate end-use, end-user, or destination.



ITAR = International Traffic in Arms Regulations   The Department of State is responsible for regulatory implementation of the Arms Export Control Act.



Export Reform policies have resulted in a shift in jurisdiction of many controlled articles from ITAR to EAR.  These articles now under the EAR are referred to as the 600 Series.



Every party involved in an export transaction should retain all export documents for five years from the date of export to comply with the Foreign Trade Regulations.

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