On: October 2, 2023     By: Arnesh Roy

A Glossary of International Shipping Terms

Don't be overwhelmed by the hundreds of international shipping terms. We've published a glossary of more than 250 trade terms used by importers and exporters. Bookmark this page and refer to it when you stumble across a word or acronym that has you stumped.

On: September 27, 2023     By: Lindsay Bernsen Wardlaw

The ITAR-Controlled Item You Never Knew You Had

Your exports may not appear to have a military application, but they could still be controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations due to ITAR’s “see-through” rule. When an ITAR-controlled part is placed in your dual-use item, licensing restrictions could apply. And you might be surprised by some of the items that are considered defense articles.

On: September 18, 2023     By: David Noah

Exporting to India: What You Need to Know

Set to become the world's second-largest economy by 2075, India holds a lot of potential for U.S. exporters. But before you attempt to export goods to India, read this article to learn about the opportunities, navigating challenges like high tariffs and infrastructure needs, and compliance issues.

On: September 13, 2023     By: Mitch Kostoulakos

How to Determine Value for U.S. Customs

Typically the commercial invoice value is used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for duty calculation. But when the invoice value cannot be used or the transaction isn't clear-cut, CBP uses an appraisement hierarchy to ensure a fair and consistent valuation of imported goods for customs purposes. Learn how to apply the appraisement hierarchy.


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