Will the Government Shutdown Affect My Freight?

As more and more announcements are being made today by government agencies regarding their status during the government shutdown announced this morning, importers and exporters are left wondering what this means to them and their shipments. While some agencies that handle imports and exports are considered “essential,” others are not. Even employees of “essential” agencies,…

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Important Export Links

Automated Export System (AES) US Customs & Border Protection: Trade Section Consolidated Denied Party Screening List Customs Rulings Online Search System (CROSS) Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Foreign Country Info (duty rates, taxes, etc.) Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) ITAR Money & Finance: Treasury, 31 CFR (OFAC) Schedule B Search Engine…

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How Could We Have Prevented This?

It's a question often asked following a supply chain disaster. A massive safety recall bankrupts a company. A supplier of a single sourced component unexpectedly closes its doors. A vessel sinks in the middle of the ocean, along with 20 containers of an importer's high valued goods. This is the same question that often leads…

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Reasons Not to Use DDP

When it comes to Incoterms, U.S. importers and exporters often choose DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) for their shipments because it’s what they’ve always used. Until something goes wrong, most business are unaware of the negative consequences that can stem from using DDP. Here are just a few examples of how a DDP shipment can do…

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Updated Export Red Flag Checklist

We've updated this checklist to include the new 600 series Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN). Attend our upcoming seminar, Building Your Export Compliance Program, to receive a program-ready, limited edition of this form. When any of the following Red Flag Indicators have been identified and follow-up inquiries have not satisfactorily resolved doubts, you should not…

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At Risk for a Customs Exam?

One of the big changes at U.S. Customs in the last five years is that they now rely on the Automated Targeting System (ATS) to screen inbound shipments. Data is fed to the system through various channels, including AMS, ISF, Customs entry, law enforcement, and other sources that Customs refuses to reveal. The system assigns…

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10/2 Geneseo NY, Go Global Export 101 Seminar

Rochester's International Business Council Presents: Go Global Export 101 Seminar 10/2 at Geneseo College, Geneseo NY Event Description: Network with Trade Experts & Learn: How to Use Local Resources to Establish International Sales Channels Tips on International Shipping Logistics How To Enter Foreign Markets: Entry Modes & Resources Trade Finance 101 Insights from Local Business…

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Don’t Miss These Tweets

Twitter lets you tap into the pulse of any topic, connecting you to the very latest and greatest. When it comes to Mohawk's line of work, there are a few twitter users that break the mold. Here's a list of twitter users you won't want to miss. 1. FDA @US_FDA Covers the latest updates to…

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