Shipping Solutions Trade Wizards
International trade compliance tools for importing and exporting.
Classify your products
International trade starts with finding the correct classification of your goods—HS, HTS and Schedule B codes—for your import and export paperwork. Our Trade Wizards help you classify quickly and even map the code from one country to another.
There are certain countries and individuals you can't do business with—sanctioned or embargoed countries and restricted or denied parties. In addition, your products may require an export license. We make it easy to find those restrictions.
Calculate your true costs
Depending on the trade term you use—usually one of the Incoterms 2020 rules—you may be responsible for paying duties, taxes and other expenses. The Trade Wizards help you identify those fees, so you can accurately determine your true costs.
Import & Export Compliance Wizards
The burden for properly classifying your goods and determining the correct duty rate and other fees falls squarely on your shoulders. And while you may be relying on a broker to help you clear your goods, you and your company are ultimately responsible for the accuracy of the information.
In addition, international sourcing and purchasing decisions need to be based on complete cost information including duty and tax rates in order to accurately compare sourcing options. Our trade compliance software tools make it easier for you to properly classify your goods and determine complete import costs.
If your company is like most companies, the biggest challenge to implementing proper export controls is finding an easy way to integrate them into your export process. If your export staff can’t easily check a customer against the Restricted Party lists, for example, it may not get done. That’s especially true if the export compliance process substantially delays the shipping process.
That’s why Shipping Solutions has created a variety of trade compliance software tools that make the compliance process as easy as visiting a website. And because your export compliance needs may differ from what other companies need, we’ve made our menu of tools à la carte, so you can subscribe to only those services you actually need.
Trade Compliance Wizards Help With...
Whether you are importing or exporting, you need to identify the proper classification for your products for your import and export paperwork. Our Product Classification Wizard makes it easier for you and your company to identify the proper Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number for your imports and the correct Schedule B code for your exports.
In addition, the Product Classification Wizard helps you quickly search the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to determine if your goods have an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) or U.S. Munitions List (USML) category for export license determination.
Restricted Party Screening
Government export regulations, including the Commerce Department's Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the State Department's International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC), prohibit trade with specific individuals, companies and organizations. Instead of publishing all these names of denied parties in a single list, each government department and agency publishes their own list, which means there are dozens of lists to check!
By using our Restricted Party Screening Wizard, you can check all the U.S. lists—as well as the United Nations list, European Union list, and lists from several other countries—at one time and in just seconds.
Before you export your goods to another country, you need to determine whether you must first get an export license based on your product classification under ITAR's U.S. Munitions List (USML) or EAR's Commerce Control List (CCL), and the destination country. In addition, new export control regulations target some products based on their Schedule B and Harmonized Tariff Schedule codes.
The Export Controls Wizard tells you if your product requires an export license based on its classification and destination and if there are any potential license exceptions you can use.
The United States, like many other countries, may impose quotas on imports of certain goods or require import licenses or certification requirements before those goods can be entered into the country.
The Import Controls Wizard identifies any import controls that may exist for your products and/or the countries from which they are originating and provides information concerning the support documentation needed to receive an import license or other control documents.
Landed Cost Calculator
Before you can accurately determine the best country to source a product—or how much to charge for a product you are exporting—you need to know the final cost of delivering that product to its destination. Those costs depend on the classification of the goods, the country of origin, country of manufacture, and the Incoterms 2020 rule you are using, and they may include import duties, taxes and other government charges.
In addition to providing that detail, our Landed Cost Calculator even allows you to simultaneously compare products imported from up to four different countries so you can quickly compare costs.
Affordable Compliance Solutions
With subscriptions starting at only $1,300 a year, Shipping Solutions Trade Wizards are the affordable way to remain compliant with international trade regulations.
Subscribe to one or more of our Trade Wizards now, and you’ll be up and running with the service right away.
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