Export

Questions and answers about Export

  • FOREIGN REQUESTS FOR EXPORT DECLARATION

    QUESTION: We received a request from a customer in the Ukraine for a copy of our “export declaration”.   The customer said that Ukrainian Customs trusts the value declared on the export declaration more than the invoice used for entry which is why this was being requested.    When I asked for clarification and an example of […]

  • Export Information

    QUESTION: We partner with a few distribution companies in the US who then export our products to different Latin American countries. We would like to cut out the middle man and start shipping to these customers in the Latin America region, but do not know what the size and scope of sales would be. So […]

  • EXPORTER IN A DROP SHIP SCENARIO

    QUESTION: We sell to a company in the US and they ask us to drop-ship to their customer in Canada. The company that we sold the goods to in the US completes a commercial invoice, lists themselves as the exporter C/O our name and address, and then sends us that invoice to accompany the shipment. […]

  • 12-MILE TERRITORIAL EXPORT

    QUESTION: If I ship something to the Gulf of Mexico beyond the 12 mile “territorial sea” line but inside the 200 mile “exclusive economic zone” line, is that an export from the US, or a US domestic shipment? I’d be shipping past the continental shelf but inside the exclusive economic zone. %%%%%%%%%% ANSWERS: The usual […]

  • ROUTED TRANSACTION RECORDKEEPING

    QUESTION: As the USPPI involved with routed export transactions I am hitting some brick walls when it comes to recordkeeping. Am I correct in stating that I need to have and keep a copy of the Bill of Lading and proof of AES filing? I have started to ask the freight forwarder for these copies […]

  • ROUTED EXPORT SCENARIO

    There was a question within this question about who should complete the SLI – logistics or trade compliance. Further to this question, I would also like to know who completes the SLI?  — is it a shipping or logistics team employee?  or is the SLI treated as a “trade” document to be completed by someone […]

  • ROUTED EXPORT SCENARIO

    QUESTION: Just curious to better understand SLIs in a routed export transaction. We sell to a buyer in Colombia who has asked us to use their FF for exporting under Incoterm FCA-FF’s Minneapolis location.  The FPPI advised us that their FF would file the EEI on their behalf.  We are a US manufacturer and USPPI in […]

  • SHARING US EXPORT DECLARATIONS

    QUESTION: Our consignee in Lebanon has requested a copy of the U.S. export declaration.  Is this a requirement for import to Lebanon?  If so, when did this become effective? ========== Answers: It is not  a requirement and U.S. Law, 15 CFR Part 30 §30.60 clearly states EEI cannot be released to: (4) To foreign entities […]

  • FPPI FOR AIRCRAFT ITEM SCENARIO

    QUESTION: My company manufactures components for helicopters and fixed wing aircraft (components are not flight critical; ECCN 9A991.d so NLR). We have a customer in Latin America who is purchasing an item and has asked for it to be shipped to a repair shop in the US. The repair shop will either install the item […]

  • EXPORT DROP SHIPMENTS

    QUESTION: My question is regarding export compliance on drop shipments outside US. Company A buys product from Company B, and request that Company B ships it directly to Company C in another country. Company A provides their own shipment account number, Company B creates shipment under Company A’s account. There is a financial transaction between […]

  • Ecommerce Exports

    QUESTION: Looking for some information as to how membership handles eCommerce shipments going international. Any special difference in shipping to Canada versus other countries? If large carriers are used for shipments, what minimum export controls should or must be in place. %%%%%%%%%% ANSWER: The same export controls for your regular shipments apply to your eCommerce […]

  • EEI filing – Value Qty

    QUESTION: When filing the EEI, is the value that needs to be reported the total value of the shipment or just the value of the HS Code/Sched B being filed? Same question for Qty. Is the EEI Qty reporting amount the Qty of the specific Schedule B or or all items? ============ Answers: EEI is […]