One of my favorite aspects of working with our customers is getting their feedback about the export processes and systems they use and love. However, there are some instances when I hear things that make me cringe.
This is especially true when I’m talking to people about export compliance. I ask them what they’re currently doing to stay compliant with export regulations.
Too often I hear: “We don’t have to worry about compliance because our items are EAR99.”
What I then emphasize (often to deaf ears) is that EAR99 is not a pass to get out of the compliance due diligence process. In fact, determining the proper classification for your goods is only part of the compliance process—end use and end user make a difference!