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Jennifer Saak

How to Classify Under the EAR: Top 5 Tips

How to Classify Under the EAR: Top 5 Tips
The Commerce Control List (CCL) under the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR), can be challenging to wrap one’s arms around. For those just starting to address export controls compliance, the vastness and scientific nature of the export control classification numbers (ECCNs) on the CCL are daunting. The on-going Export Control Reform effort has added further classification requirements to digest . These tips can help guide research and development organizations that are seeking...
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Arthur O'Meara

Whose Problem Is It? Scenario of Incoterms® FCA

Whose Problem Is It? Scenario of Incoterms® FCA
This fun little story provides an opportunity for me to share my handy-dandy Incoterms® Rules mnemonic RePO© ( Re sponsibility, P ossession, O wnership), which addresses three critical areas in a supply chain, and helps remind us of a critical lesson about Incoterms® Rules: they don’t address title transfer (ownership):   1. You may be Responsible for goods you neither own nor possess. 2. You may Possess goods you are neither responsible for nor own....
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Arthur O'Meara
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Tuesday, 05 May 2015 14:02
Arthur O'Meara
The place name, when using FCA, can be any place in the seller’s country, including the seller’s premises. Per the Incoterms® 201... Read More
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Jennifer Saak

Path to Uncovering Export Controls Compliance Risks

Path to Uncovering Export Controls Compliance Risks
U.S. export controls regulations encompass the transfer of tangible items, software, and technical data, outside and within the country. The handling of export controlled commodities is not limited to commercially available items. Developmental products still in the R&D phase that are transferred for testing purposes and no-charge customer samples face the same requirements as commercial products. The in-country transfer of export controlled technology is rooted in the “deemed export rule” where the recipient’s citizenship is...
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Oscar Gonzalez

Recent Court Opinions

Recent Court Opinions
You must be familiar with the relevant regulations and statutes if your import, but the court cases interpreting those regulations and statutes are equally important.   Here are recent court cases to update your expertise.   International Customs Products v. US, (CIT May 5, 2015) - Importers often challenge CBP’s classification of imported merchandise, but what is the legal mechanism that allows an importer  to bring and sustain a lawsuit, i.e., establish jurisdiction? However, the court...
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Denise Valles

Happy Fourth of July! Let’s Celebrate Global Trade Workers

This week, we celebrate Independence Day. On July 4, 1776 , t he thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States . Most of us will be celebrating by spending time with our families at picnics, parades, and viewing fireworks.   This is also a great time to show our patriotic pride by celebrating the American worker. For those of us involved in international...
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