Questions and answers about Export

  • Export documentation and different requirements

    Question: I am new to the Trade Compliance team here for about a month and I’ve just learned that the team manually creates export commercial documents for certain shipments when needed because they’ve been told that certain countries have unique documentation requirements.  I am not a proponent of manually creating commercial documents.  I am wondering […]

  • How do i Export Compact Tractors

    Question: We have a client in Japan want us to buy a few compact Tractors in US, so we will be the Exporter. We have reached out to a few distributors and they only sell the tractors locally, so they refused to provide Export information such as the ECCN, Export license, Dangerous Goods Declaration, ETC. […]

  • Goods to be Returned back to South Korea

    Question: When returning back products to South Korea and China from US, no advancement in value or no further processing done, products will be returned because of excessive inventory, do I need to create a new Invoice, Packing List with our organization (here in US) as export of record and the supplier in south Korea […]

  • Overseas EU Territorities?

    Question: Does anyone know where St. Barth’s (Saint Barthélemy, officially the Collectivité territoriale de Saint-Barthélemy, also known as St. Barts (English) or St. Barth (French) (per Wikipedia)) is considered for CCL/country list purposes? The internet says it’s an overseas collective of France / the EU, which isn’t a category in the country list. I don’t see it in […]

  • Routed Transaction

    Question: I would like to ask the community on a routed transaction what would be the easier to process export-routed shipments. This foreign company purchases products from several US vendors consolidate these products at the border and export under one manifest to Mexico to a maquiladora. The broker has POA to file AES, the buyer has […]

  • Exporter Registry for Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Question: This question is for exporters who ship to Turkey.  We engaged with a distributor in Turkey to buy our goods.  We were advised that because of the type of merchandise we export to Turkey we must complete an Exporters Registry form. I thought it was just a form to complete and submit with normal […]

  • BIS Advisory Opinions

    Question: Hello: Our company is working on an advisory opinion request to BIS, and I would like to understand if anyone has a template for these requests. I do understand the requirements as noted in the EAR 748.3(c) but it would be great if there was a template or outline that can be followed since […]

  • Export Invoice

    Question: We produce various auto accessories that customers may purchase individually, or sometimes we package multiple items together into “sets” or “kits”.  These items do not build a complete finished goods, merely co-pack items that will be used together on a vehicle.  These items are EAR99/NLR. One customer in Latin America has requested that we […]

  • USPPI/ Exporter set-up

    Question: Hello, What is the process to become a USPPI / Exporter? Thanks. Answer 1: In any export transaction, the party that is considered the “economic beneficiary” is always consider the USPPI of the transaction.  As the USSPI, export control responsibility will always default to your company, unless it is a routed transaction involving a […]

  • Medicine and Medical Devices Humanitarian Need to Belarus

    Question: Would EAR99 medicine and medical devices need a license to export to NGO’s in Belarus for humanitarian purposes? Answer 1: We manufacture and export medical devices.  I have not found any exceptions or general licenses available to use for exports to Belarus.  I too would be interested in any responses received. Answer 2: The […]

  • Export Controlled Data How to manage

    Question: We manufacturer Plastic Returnable packaging (EAR99) for a variety of parts. Typically customers will send CAD drawings to us for us to develop a solution.  We are running into customers that have Export Controls on their CAD Drawings and we are now trying to figure out what best practice looks like and how we […]

  • Canada Export Control Classifications

    Question: I am the TCO based in the US with responsibility globally (and local tco’s in other countries we manufacture in) Our recently acquired Canadian manufacturing company is attracting a lot of interest in the US and in particular the defense area.  Our customers are asking us to provide export classifications for products purchased.  I […]