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: 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.

On: October 31, 2022     By: David Noah

What Is Supply Chain Management? Your Go-To Guide

Supply chain management is how a business gets its product from Point A to Point B, including all logistics, risks and risk mitigation taken. By streamlining the supply chain, companies can save money on inventory costs, transportation costs and other operational expenses.

On: October 17, 2022     By: David Noah

Export Compliance Basics: Beware of Antiboycott Provisions

U.S. exporters are prohibited from complying with requests to boycott Israel and certain other countries, and recently BIS strengthened enforcement. Exporters can get in trouble with U.S. antiboycott regulations if they don't read the fine print in a foreign purchase order or sales contract. Learn what to watch for and how enforcement has changed.

On: October 5, 2022     By: David Noah

International Trade Compliance Software: How It Works

It doesn't matter if your company is large or small. If you export, you need to comply with export regulations. Too many companies put export compliance on the back burner because they think it's too difficult to implement. But with the right tools—software designed for that purpose—it's easy to do right.

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