Do I Need an Export License?

Do I Need an Export License?

As an exporter it is your responsibility know if you need an export license. On top of that, it is your responsibility to know who you’re exporting to and to watch for red flags. To help, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has published guidance for exporting to Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and UAE. But…

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Why the Court of International Trade Punished a First-Time, Small Importer with Over $250K in Fines

Why the Court of International Trade Punished a First-Time, Small Importer with Over $250K in Fines

Importers are facing ever-evolving constraints from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) decisions now more than ever. Achieving and maintaining compliance through Reasonable Care and proper documentation is pertinent to avoid penalties, seizures of cargo, or criminal charges. “A Tangled Web of Changing Stories and Disputed Consequences” On April 22, 2019 the Court of International Trade…

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Got Marine Cargo Insurance?

Photos of the MSC Chitra used with permission from the Law Offices of Countryman & McDaniel at www.cargolaw.com If a container vessel has an accident and needs to be towed to shore, who pays for the towing? Believe it or not, if the vessel can be saved, the shippers with cargo still on-board and the…

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The 4 Most Common Export Reporting Errors

Since the beginning of this year, U.S. Customs has issued penalties for 1,300 Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing errors. If you're an U.S. exporter, watch out for these violations—the four most common export reporting errors according to U.S. Customs. EEI data elements—15 CFR 30.6 Incorrect port of export, etc. EEI filing procedures/deadlines—15 CFR 30.4 Late…

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