Several of my recent posts have focused on the responsibilities of USPPIs (US Principal Parties in Interest) and LSPs (Logistics Service Providers) such as freight forwarders. Export transactions require HTS or Schedule B codes, ECCN or EAR99, NLR or License Exceptions, Country of Origin, EEI filing, and more before the shipment even leaves the US.
The real complexity in international trade is the variety of regulations applying to destination countries. Customs delays in other countries are problematic, requiring a lot of time and effort to resolve. Best practices in exporting include due diligence and research when shipping to a country for the first time.
The Country Commercial Guides published by the International Trade Administration are an excellent no cost starting point. Here is the link:
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