Author Archives: Jim Dickeson

Restricted Party Screening and Restricted End Uses

Prior Videos: What is an ECCN? The Commerce Country Chart

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Unveils SVACIS

By now, we are all familiar with the Vehicle and Cargo Inspection Systems (VACIS) used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to scan import cargo.  The machines use gamma ray imaging technology that allow inspectors to see through the walls of ocean … Read the rest of this entry

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Routed Exports: Dangers to the Exporter & USPPI

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Routed Exports: Dangers For Freight Forwarders

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Coffee, Conversation, and Comparative Advantage

David Ricardo’s Law of Comparative Advantage shows how global trade is good for us.

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Why You Might NOT Want a Customs Binding Ruling

I just read an article about Customs Binding Rulings, the premise being that you always need one.  Always.  Regardless of circumstances. Call me contrarian, but I don’t quite agree. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provides for importers, or their … Read the rest of this entry

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You know you’re in export compliance when …

I show this attributable to Patrick Briscoe, so thank him when you see him. You know you’re in export compliance when … You worry about whether technical data is singular or whether they’re plural; Your preschooler can count all the … Read the rest of this entry

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Re-Thinking Export Compliance

Think your company is too small to worry about export compliance? Think again. Being small and flying under the radar isn’t a get-out-of-jail-free card. Export fines can run into the hundreds of thousands millions of dollars. While a larger company … Read the rest of this entry

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Same Destination Control Statement for Both ITAR and EAR Exports

Exporters, we all know about the Destination Control Statement that goes on our shipping documents for export of items that are controlled. We do know about this, don’t we? If not, we need to have a little chat. The Export … Read the rest of this entry

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The Commerce Country Chart

Prior video: What is an ECCN?

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