exporting

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

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 B Search Engine to determine the appropriate Schedule B Number classifying your export item.

Similarly, businesses may use the online search tool to determine the US Harmonized Tariff Code. This tool is maintained by the US International Trade Commission. Your business may also download all or sections of the US Harmonized Tariff Schedule. Your business may check the Notice to Exporters explaining which US Harmonized Tariff Codes are not acceptable in place of Schedule B Numbers.


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BusinessUSA Exporting Wizards

If your small business is looking to enter the export market or your small business seeks to expand its export capabilities, then try out BusinessUSA’s, a government-run website with resources for small business, Export Wizards to gain information on a wide range of offerings and support provided by the U.S. government. There are two wizards, the first entitled Beginning Exporting addresses a small business just entering the export market, while the second wizard, entitled Expanding Exporting, contains information for a small business accustomed to the export trade. Both interactive wizards ask questions in a guided format, which produces a results page with links to further information to assist your small business in entering or expanding your business’ export trade. www.erskine-law.com

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Census.gov Foreign Trade Webinars and Virtual Townhalls

The U.S. Census Bureau has a series of webinars on foreign trade relations (exporting) covering a variety of topics ranging from introduction to exporting to updates on recent regulatory initiatives on www.census.gov. The Bureau also runs virtual town halls on export issues, the next one is November 5. The Go Global series details governmental resources available to small businesses, including trade data and trade finance. The site is a good source for information related to exporting and collects resources from several government sites concerning international business transactions applicable to small businesses. www.erskine-law.com

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Basic Guide to Exporting and Export Business Planner

If your small business is interested in learning about exporting or wants to brush up on some export basics take a look at the export.gov’s A Basic Guide to Exporting. “For more than 70 years, A Basic Guide to Exporting has been the resource that businesses have turned to for answers to their questions about how to establish and grow overseas markets for their products and services.”–export.gov. The Guide concisely covers a number of export areas in separate chapters, including marketing, finding buyers, licensing, and the like. A more detailed guide, around 170 plus pages, called the Export Business Planner is published by the Small Business Administration. The Export Business Planner contains information on financing, marketing and business plan templates, as well as other worksheets. www.erskine-law.com

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UKTI Preparing to export: ten key steps

Take a look at the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) ten key steps to starting export opertations. The ten steps UKTI recommends and describes are: 1. Review your export potential 2. Develop an action plan 3. Research and prepare to visit the market 4. Explore routes to market entry 5. Find out about selling and marketing your product overseas 6. Think about cultural and linguistic challenges 7. Prepare to manage finance, payment and risk 8. Prepare to protect your intellectual property 9. Prepare to fulfil your orders and get your documentation right 10. Choose your distribution, shipping and delivery methods. The UKTI site contains significant information for UK exporters as well as real life examples of export company SME start-ups. www.erskine-law.com

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