Looking for US Schedule B Number or US Harmonized Tariff Code?

Posted Posted in census.gov, classification, Customs, export, exporting, schedule B, statistics, U.S. government, US census bureau

When exporting items US businesses use either a Schedule B Number or US Harmonized Tariff Code. Your business may search the US Census Department’s site for a Schedule B Number. That site has a browse feature to view or download the entire Schedule B book for multiple years or you may use the online Schedule […]

Interested in Joining the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks?

Posted Posted in business, EU, expanding US business internationally, framework, privacy shield, self-certify, Swiss, U.S. government

As a U.S. business who targets EU or Swiss nationals with your products or services, you might consider joining the EU-U.S. and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks (an overview PDF contains key information about the Privacy Shield scheme). Both Frameworks require a self certification. The U.S. government provides a “How to” join the Privacy Shield […]

The NIS Directive EU Cybersecurity

Posted Posted in cybersecurity, digitial service providers, Directive, essential services, EU, national cyber security center, NIS, NIS Directive, UK

The Directive on security of network and information systems (the NIS Directive) requires transposition into European Union Member’s domestic law by May 9, 2018 (definition of an EU Directive). The NIS Directive, adopted in July 2016, entered into force in August 2016. The UK’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) published an Introduction to the NIS […]

Dealing With The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Posted Posted in data protection, GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, ICO, Information Commissioner

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) maintains a web guide to prepare for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect throughout the UK in 2018.  The guide provides links to relevant GDPR provisions as well as discussion/analysis on applicable GDPR definitions, principles, processing structures, security, accountability, data breaches, exemptions, applications, and international […]