Exporting Network Hardware: 12 Signs of Potential Trouble

When it comes to exporting network hardware, or any high-tech spare parts for that matter, it is important to exercise extreme care to follow all Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The EAR, which is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), are export control laws that affect the manufacturing, sale, and distribution of technology.

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EAR specifically controls the export of “dual-use” goods, technology, and software that could have both consumer and military applications. Such items are listed on the Commerce Control List (CCL) and may require a license to export. That can be tricky to determine, which is why it is best to join forces with a service parts logistics partner, such as Flash Global, that has a strong trade compliance program.

Exporting Network Hardware:
You Might Be in Trouble If…

It is nearly impossible to know all the laws governing exporting network hardware and other technology-based items. However, there are some clear red flags that may indicate potential violations. Here are 12, courtesy of the BIS:

12 Red Flags in exporting network hardware

Flash Global Has Your Back

Flash Global helps facilitate exporting network hardware and other technology-based goods for high-tech OEMs. Our comprehensive export management system (EMS) verifies the details of each shipment, and it does this before the shipment ever leaves a warehouse, looking for possible EAR violations.

Want a spare parts logistics partner that goes the extra mile to safeguard against trade compliance violations? Make your next move and contact Flash today. For more Flash Global insights, follow us on LinkedIn.


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