Export

Questions and answers about Export

  • END USER SCREENING FOREIGN DISTRIBUTORS

    QUESTION: My organization is currently screening our export orders / shipments against our Restricted Party Screening application.  Many of our foreign customers are actual distributors, so we know they are not the End user.  Some of our distributors are a related party and others are not.  The concern for the non-related distributors is to release […]

  • Parties to a BIS Licensed Transaction + Routed Export Scenario

    QUESTION: Scenario: Company A in USA handles the sourcing and purchasing of ECCN 1C234 zirconium metals on behalf of Company B in China. Company B is a marketing office based in Hong Kong that is also sole owner of Company C a smelting plant that melts the Zirconium material and produces a commercial product out […]

  • PR COMPANY AS US EXPORTER

    QUESTION: Our company sells to a company in Puerto Rico.  They tell us they handle with their forwarder as a routed transaction but that they are the USPPI. It is a routed transaction.  They tell us that they can be listed as the USPPI with a Puerto Rico address and that their freight forwarder can […]

  • Best Practice for Proof of Export on EXW Shipments

    QUESTION: Would be interested in hearing from the group on what their best practices are on obtaining a proof of export on their EXW shipments. We have always asked for proof of export on all of our EXW shipments and have not had much push back. But in the last couple of years, we seem […]

  • TRAINING LAPTOPS TO CANADA

    QUESTION: We have some training laptops for our company that we want to send to our office in Canada.   They are loaded with our company training programs, ERP system etc. We have a Canada person returning to Canada, who will take these in his car across the border.  What does he need in order to […]

  • EXPORTING FOOD TO US MILITARY BASES

    QUESTION: Some of our US domestic customers export products to US Military Bases abroad. Does anyone know where to find export and import guidance so we can understand what requirements we need to meet? ========== Answer: If the contract qualifies for the usage of Defense Transportation Regulations, it would be https://www.ustranscom.mil/dtr/.  That would be one […]

  • DOMESTIC SALE FOR EXPORT

    QUESTION: We ship what we call a “domestic export”.  We are a USA company, selling to another USA company, where we know at the time of selling the product it is going to be exported.  The company we sell to is always the USPPI. If our product needed a license, the USPPI would be responsible […]

  • ITEMS EXPORT CONTROLLED FOR AT REASONS

    QUESTION: Looking at the Commerce Control List (CCL), many items are controlled solely for “AT”, or Anti-Terrorism reasons. Consulting Supplement Number 1 to Part 738 of the EAR, we find precisely ZERO countries with AT Column 1 or AT Column 2 licensing requirements.  What’s the point of this type of control (probably one of the […]

  • DOCUMENTING FREE OF CHARGE EXPORTS

    QUESTION: We have a customs situation where the customer’s invoice is different from the Commercial invoice. The discrepancy is due to some items being “free of charge”.  How does your company document these “free of charge” values when exporting? =========== Answers: A value “for customs purpose” must be declared for any items that are “free […]

  • Is this a Routed Export Transaction?

    QUESTION: We are an international company that exports from the US to our related entities in 15 different countries. Essentially, our export is also our import. We have a global FF service provider that we use.  The US parent negotiates rates with the FF service provider. Our logistics department is small and we have a […]

  • Maintaining Export Screening Records

    QUESTION: When conducting denied party screening on foreign customers, what is required to be maintained for recordkeeping purposes? If you are a smaller/newer Exporter, and not yet able to purchase or subscribe to a software program to screen, what is the best way to record that screening was conducted? If you are using the Consolidated […]

  • EXPORTING TO PAKISTAN

    QUESTION: I am told that it is standard practice in Pakistan for the importer to pay a substantial deposit to the foreign seller under one invoice, and then to request the seller to send a separate invoice for the balance of the shipment. ************** Answers: The best resource for you would be to contact the […]