Dual-use goods, such as software and technology, refers to items that may be used by both civilians and military personnel. The nature of these items may result in potential use in the development and growth of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Therefore, the European Union, specifically the UN… Read entire entry »
With the Summer Olympics about to kick into high gear, the Brazil customs strike enters its second month and continues to cause disruption in service supply chains operating in and around Rio de Janeiro.
The Sindifisco union of federal tax auditors launched an indefinite strike in early July in… Read entire entry »
Apple Inc.’s latest bid to tap into the world’s second-largest mobile population has failed once again as India for the second time denied the hi-tech behemoth’s request to import and sell used and refurbished iPhones in that nation.
While some might find it shocking there are larg… Read entire entry »
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recently announced drastic regulation changes regarding the transport of lithium ion batteries. These batteries, which can be found in products such as cell phones, tablets, medical devices and more, were typically transported at 60-80% charg… Read entire entry »
Trade compliance is a complex requirement if you’re doing business globally. When done well, a trade compliance program can accelerate expansion, help meet SLA requirements and keep you and your company from delayed shipments, fines and even jail time. We’ve got your back every step of the way.… Read entire entry »
Small to mid-sized businesses may not feel postponed shipments represent much of a threat to their livelihood. Yet, customers do not see the behind-the-scenes’ details, and to your customers, postponed shipments are an invitation to do business with your competitors. To help avoid postponed… Read entire entry »
As you walk through the doors, you overhear this, “I’m going to need to see your bill of lading for every import on December 23, 2010. Also, I need to look over your payment receipts for duties on all transactions that took place from November 1, 2011 to November 5, 2012.”
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On January 1, 1989, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) was created by Congress to replace previous US Tariff Schedules. Administered by the World Customs Organization (WCO), the HTS further defines the WCO’s 4- to 6-digit Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) into uniqu… Read entire entry »