On: March 18, 2024     By: David Noah

Export Codes: ECCN vs. HS, HTS and Schedule B

The Export Commodity Control Number and Harmonized System numbers are used to classify your products for international trade, but they have distinct purposes. Some codes are used for export control, others are used by customs to determine duty rates and others for collecting stats.

On: March 13, 2024     By: David Noah

An Introduction to Incoterms

U.S. companies are often unaware of the international commercial terms known as Incoterms. This article explains the history of Incoterms, when and why they should be used, and the responsibilities, risks and costs for the buyer and the seller under each of the 11 Incoterms 2020 rules.

On: March 11, 2024     By: Kari Crane

How to Determine Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Qualification

U.S. exports to FTA partner countries thrive, yet 70% of companies miss out, often because they find qualification too confusing. We explain the three primary ways goods can qualify for preferential treatment, including how to use the tariff shift method and the regional value content (RVC) method.

On: March 6, 2024     By: Mitch Kostoulakos

What If Customs Disputes Your Export Valuation?

When exporters face customs valuation disputes abroad, knowing how to proceed can be tricky—communicating with customs in other countries is challenging, and every country has different procedures. We explain your options, especially if the valuation is too high.

On: February 28, 2024     By: Kari Crane

What Are the Top U.S. Exports?

The United States is the world’s second-largest exporter, with exports reaching $3.1 trillion in 2023. In this article, we’ll share the top U.S. exports, the regions that purchase the most U.S. goods and how your company can pursue exporting to those markets.


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