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Richard Palaikis

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Avoid Export Violations on Your Domestic Sales

Richard Palaikis | June 17, 2016 | Export Compliance

Did you know that you could be liable for merchandise that has been exported from the United States even if your company wasn’t the actual exporter? If you are under the misconception that your liability ends once merchandise leaves your premises, you are terribly mistaken.

Although you might be selling merchandise to a domestic customer, that same domestic customer may ultimately export the merchandise from the United States. According to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), your company could be liable for export violations if you know or have any reason to know that your merchandise is going to be exported.

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Exporting Cars from the United States

Richard Palaikis | July 7, 2012 | Export Basics
Have you ever wondered how automobile manufacturers and private individuals export automobiles from the United States? The guidelines for exporting cars are somewhat complex, but if you follow the guidelines presented in this article, you will have a general understanding of how it works.

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Export Compliance: The Consequences of Non-Compliance

Richard Palaikis | April 4, 2010 | Export Compliance

In today’s world we must all be extremely diligent in our efforts to ensure that every export transaction is compliant with the applicable regulations, as well as ensure that all parties to an export transaction are aware of the fact that they are bound by United States export laws when exporting merchandise from the U.S.

The consequences of being found in non-compliance with your export transactions will have a significant impact on your ability to conduct transactions in the future as you could be subject to a steep monetary penalty and/or imprisonment.

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Reaching Beyond Our Borders: Becoming Export Ready

Richard Palaikis | June 24, 2007 | Export Basics

Have you considered conducting business internationally by exporting merchandise from the United States?

If so, there are many factors you should take under consideration prior to engaging in an export transaction to ensure that the venture is a success rather than a failure.

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U.S. Exporters May Be Eligible for Duty Drawback

Richard Palaikis | February 4, 2007 | Import Basics, Export Basics

Duty drawback is one of the least understood and most underutilized benefits available to exporters.

In general, a duty drawback is the refund of duty, tax and other fees that were collected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) when an article was imported into the United States. This refund is available after the importer either destroys or exports the article.

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