Regulations of Foreign Trade
Everything You Should Know About Foreign Trade Regulations But Were Afraid to...
This article offers a short course in foreign trade regulations and how it can impact your import/export business.
Foreign Trade Statistics: How to Access U.S. Import and Export Trade Statistics
This article examines seven key offerings from the U.S. Census Bureau on Foreign Trade which is the official source for U.S. import and export statistics.
How to Get An Import Permit
How to get an import permit anywhere in the world.
Hiring a Customs Broker: How to Ensure the Importing Process Runs Smoothly
Here’s a look at what a customs broker is, what they do and how to find one.
Country of Origin Certificate
This article discusses the meaning of a country of origin certificate and why it's important on import/export shipments.
Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism: C-TPAT 101
This article covers the ins and outs of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).
Export License: How to Determine Whether a Product Requires an Export License
This article helps you determine whether a product requires an export license.
Insurance Coverage For Export Shipments
Insurance coverage for export shipments is as vital to your product delivery plans as safe vehicles and good sturdy cartons. In this article, we look at four points to consider when securing air or marine export insurance.
Health Inspection and Certification
This article examines health inspection and certification issues as it relates to importing and exporting agricultural products.
Are you ISO-Certified?
This article describes the features and benefits to obtaining ISO certification (9000, 9001 and 14000).
Essential Market Trends and Keys to Success
By now, you’re well on your way to growing your import and export business. What’s next? There are many developments in the world economy that are contributing to the emergence of a powerful borderless world and the runaway growth of opportunity that goes along with it. Here we give you essential information on the impact of relevant trends...
Global Trademarks: A Start Up Guide to Global Trademarks
This article addresses what a trademark is, how to select a trademark, how to establish rights to a trademark and where to turn for additional help.
Six Things to Know About Becoming a Licensed Customs Broker
What you need to know to become a licensed customs broker.
How to Set Up a Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ)
In this article, I define what is a foreign-trade zone, what are the benefits and how to set one up.
How to Avoid Bribes in International Business
Here we examine a bribery scenario, learn about Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and discover how to avoid or handle bribery disputes.
How to Comply with Import Regulations
Are you complying with both state and federal government import regulations? Here’s how to find out.
The Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement
The United States and European Union aim to start negotiating the Transatlantic Free Trade Pact this year (2013). This article examines what it means for your business.
What is Parallel Importing?
In this article, I define what parallel importing is, provide an example of parallel importing and touch on the lawfulness of parallel importations.