On: October 2, 2023     By: Arnesh Roy

A Glossary of International Shipping Terms

Don't be overwhelmed by the hundreds of international shipping terms. We've published a glossary of more than 250 trade terms used by importers and exporters. Bookmark this page and refer to it when you stumble across a word or acronym that has you stumped.

On: September 27, 2023     By: Lindsay Bernsen Wardlaw

The ITAR-Controlled Item You Never Knew You Had

Your exports may not appear to have a military application, but they could still be controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations due to ITAR’s “see-through” rule. When an ITAR-controlled part is placed in your dual-use item, licensing restrictions could apply. And you might be surprised by some of the items that are considered defense articles.

On: August 30, 2023     By: David Noah

Export Compliance Self-Disclosure: When, How & Why You Should Do It

If, in the course of doing business, you discover your company violated export regulations, you may want to consider filing an export compliance voluntary self-disclosure (VSD). New government policies include tougher penalties for non-disclosed cases and reward third parties that blow the whistle on competitors, so non-disclosure could be a particularly risky choice.

On: August 9, 2023     By: Lindsay Bernsen Wardlaw

When U.S. Controls Apply to Your Non-U.S. Product: Understanding De Minimis Rules

If your product contains more than a de minimis amount of U.S.-origin content, or if your product is made in a facility using equipment that was produced using U.S. know-how, you may need a U.S. export license—even if production and shipment occur completely outside the U.S. Learn how to conduct a de minimis assessment to determine if these rules apply to your product.


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