Importing into the US; Made sure to exercise “Reasonable Care”

Posted Posted in compliance, Customs, Customs and Border Protection, import, importation, importers, importing, international small business, operating small business, small business, United States, United States government

If your small business is importing goods into the United States check out the US Customs and Broader Protection’s Reasonable Care Checklist to help meet your regulatory burden of ensuring reasonable care is exercised when importing merchandise. Also, your small business should look at US Customs and Boarder Protections’s Informed Compliance Publications, which detail a […]

U.S. Commercial Service’s International Company Profile

Posted Posted in expanding US business internationally, International Company Profile, international small business, small business, US commercial service

If your small business needs to vet a potential overseas business partner consider using the U.S. Commercial Service’s International Company Profile service. The International Company Profile provides: A detailed credit report on a prospective overseas sales representative or partner in approximately 15 days or by the date negotiated with the overseas’ office[;]A listing of the […]

UKTI Preparing to export: ten key steps

Posted Posted in export, exporters, exporting, international small business, SME, UK business, UK Trade and Investment, UKTI

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 […]

OPIC’s Small and Medium-Enterprise Financing

Posted Posted in financing, international small business, loan, OPIC, Overseas Private Investment Corproration, small business

Does your small business contemplate or currently engage in “investment projects in developing countries and emerging markets”? If so, check out the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s (OPIC) Small and Medium-Enterprise Finacing facility that provides loans and loan guarentees. OPIC provides a checklist to determine if your small business is eligible for OPIC funding. www.erskine-law.com Daniel […]

International Intellectual Property Disputes: Consider Arbitration

Posted Posted in arbitration, intellectual property, international small business, small business, WIPO, World Intellectual Property Organization

If your small business involves intellectual property and you do business internationally, then consider using arbitration to resolve your business disputes. The World Intellectual Property Organization, an international organization, provides a PDF booklet explaining arbitration and the costs associated with this dispute resolution process. www.erskine-law.com Daniel H. Erskine, an international attorney, practices in New York […]