David Noah

David Noah is the founder and president of Shipping Solutions, a software company that develops and sells export documentation and compliance software targeted specifically at small and mid-sized U.S. companies that export. David is a frequent speaker on export regulations and compliance issues and has published several articles on the topic. David is also the publisher of the International Business Training website www.i-b-t.net, an online educational resource for importers and exporters. IBT has twice been named one of the 100 Essential Sites for Entrepreneurs by Twin Cities Business Monthly Magazine.

On: March 20, 2023     By: David Noah

The Chamber of Commerce and Export Documents: The Certificate of Origin

Chambers of commerce play an important role in helping you create export documents—specifically the certificate of origin, which certifies the country where goods originated. A chamber stamps the certificate to verify the information on the form. We explain the process and answer frequently asked questions (FAQ).

On: March 15, 2023     By: David Noah

Hiring an Export Documentation Specialist: What to Look For

Whether they work alone or as part of a team of people, export documentation specialists help companies generate accurate export documents that ensure timely delivery of goods, facilitate quick payments from customers, and stay compliant with export regulations.

On: March 15, 2023     By: David Noah

A Deeper Look: Ramifications of a Recent Court Decision on Determining the Country of Origin for Imports [Video]

Watch our conversation with Ted Murphy, partner at Sidley Austin LLP where he advises clients on international trade, trade policy and customs compliance. He explains how a recent court decision could signal a shift in how country of origin determinations are made when using substantial transformation, which, frustratingly to importers and exporters, is a subjective rule.

On: March 13, 2023     By: David Noah

Filing Your Export Shipments through AES

If your company exports goods valued at more than $2,500 to anywhere other than Canada or exports goods that require an export license, U.S. Foreign Trade Regulations require that you file your export information electronically through the Automated Export System (AES).

On: March 6, 2023     By: David Noah

What Is an Authorized Economic Operator?

An Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) is a party involved in global trade—including importers, exporters and shippers—that receives preferential treatment from customs authorities due to prescreening. In the U.S., it is the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program. Learn how to get certified.

On: March 1, 2023     By: David Noah

USML vs. ECCN: What's the Difference?

When classifying your products for export control purposes, it's important that you identify which U.S. agency has jurisdiction over your goods. Once you make that determination, you can identify whether your product has a U.S. Munitions List (USML) or Export Commodity Control Number (ECCN) number.

On: February 27, 2023     By: David Noah

How to Respond to a Denied Party Screening Match

It's illegal to do business with any person or organization that appears on one of the government's denied party lists. The best way to comply with this law is to screen all the parties in your exports against all the lists. Hopefully you won't get any matches. Here's how to proceed if you do.

On: February 6, 2023     By: David Noah

Buying Export Documentation Software: What to Consider

In this article, we’ll look at different ways for exporters to complete export documentation—manually through templates and documents, or through various types of software—and which method is best for small businesses, midsize businesses and larger companies.


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