On: December 5, 2022     By: David Noah

What Is Denied Party Screening?

Exporters must perform denied party screening for every transaction. Learn what exactly that means and how it’s different from restricted party screening. Plus, there's an easier way to stay compliant without manually checking 140+ lists for every single export transaction.

On: November 30, 2022     By: David Noah

Bill of Lading vs. Packing List: What's the Difference?

At first glance, the differences between a packing list and bill of lading appear small. But when you understand how and when both are properly used during an import-export transaction, you see how important it is to accurately complete both forms.

On: November 21, 2022     By: David Noah

OFAC Compliance Best Practices

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) enforces sanctions against people and organizations based on U.S. foreign policy and national security. Unlike other restricted party lists, complying with OFAC regulations involves more than just checking lists. We offer tips for compliance.

On: November 16, 2022     By: David Noah

What You Need to Know about the Canada Customs Invoice

According to the Canada Border Services Agency, the Canada Customs Invoice (CCI) is a special invoice that incorporates more data elements than a standard commercial invoice. It is required for U.S. exports to Canada in certain situations, outlined in this article.

On: November 9, 2022     By: David Noah

How to File Your EEI through ACE and AESDirect

The U.S. requires exporters to submit Electronic Export Information (EEI) on shipments to most foreign destinations if those shipments are valued at more than $2,500. In this article, we answer the most frequently asked questions about filing EEI through AESDirect on the ACE platform.

On: November 2, 2022     By: David Noah

The Beginner's Guide to the Shipper's Letter of Instruction

Exporters use a Shipper's Letter of Instruction (SLI) to provide shipping instructions to their freight forwarders. It's a letter that tells your agent/forwarder how and where they need to send your products. It may also include the information they need to file your EEI through AESDirect.


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