export controls

BIS Online Training Room

If your small business is looking for free online training related to exports, try the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, online training room. The site features various webinars, videos, and transcripts dealing with issues related to export controls and compliance, including an export 101 series providing introductory overviews of the U.S. export regime. www.erskine-law.com

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What is the National Export Initiative (NEI)?

If you are looking to discover news and information about the new governmental agenda to reform export administration rules and regulations take a look at the National Export Initiative’s website. http://www.export.gov/nei/index.asp
The site features a fact sheet that concisely explains the key areas of the reform initiative and how such reforms could impact small business.

You might also want to check out the Small Business Export Enhancement and International Trade Act of 2009, which is currently pending in the Senate. A summary of the bill is viewable at the following link. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:SN02862:@@@D&summ2=m&

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Do You Know Your Customers?

Take a look at the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) guidance on identifying red flags concerning your overseas customers.

http://www.bis.doc.gov/complianceandenforcement/knowyourcustomerguidance.htm

The site indicates the importance of ensuring small business compliance with the BIS regulations.

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Looking to Export?

One site you might want to take a look at before exporting your goods from the US to a foreign nation is http://www.export.gov/

Explore the site and its information pertaining to Sales and Marketing, Logistics, and Trade Leads.

The site may prove useful in giving a small business owner a basic overview of the process of exporting goods abroad.

Also consider utilizing the U.S. Commercial Service to your company’s advantage. http://trade.gov/cs/

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