On: March 27, 2024     By: Kari Crane

Top Exporting Challenges [Survey Data]

Unsure how your export practices compare to others? Our survey of exporters reveals diverse export volumes, reach and challenges. Learn about the key concerns facing exporters, including regulations, payment, costs and documentation. Plus, we share resources to navigate these challenges.

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 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 7, 2024     By: David Noah

Standard vs. Routed Export Shipment: What's the Difference?

There's a difference between a standard export shipment where the buyer arranges the international transportation and a routed export transaction where the forwarding agent is arranging the freight. Under the U.S. Foreign Trade Regulations, it impacts who is responsible for filing the EEI through AESDirect.


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