A Proverb

In every area of our businesses and lives the decisions we make can be a blessing or result in terrible consequences. Reading and learning the regulations and standards is step one, you need to understand, and when unsure,  seek advice. It is said that there is safety in a multitude of counselors.   Proverb: “A wise man… Continue reading A Proverb

Pomona California: Woman arrested on federal charges

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 a woman with a rented office in Pomona California was arrested on federal charges that accuse her of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China. Read the full DoJ News Release here: https://www.justice.gov/usao-cdca/pr/pomona-woman-arrested-federal-charges-allege-scheme-smuggle-restricted-space How did this person acquire devices that are commonly used… Continue reading Pomona California: Woman arrested on federal charges

Why Sales Should Never Be In Charge of Export Compliance

Trade compliance is not always about keeping the customer happy. Yes I agree, all businesses should strive to meet or exceed customer expectations. However if the customer’s needs lead to errors or omissions to the regulations, then the compliance officer needs to halt the transaction.  Never leave compliance solely up to your shipping company, you… Continue reading Why Sales Should Never Be In Charge of Export Compliance

Import Compliance

A prospect was boasting that they have someone in Mexico who assists them in completing the import paperwork. The prospect didn’t understand the transactions, the applicable regulations or the documents but they were happy. What could go wrong? Can you demonstrate compliance awareness through knowledge of the Customs Regulations and Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the… Continue reading Import Compliance