Webinar Q&A: Developing an Effective Export Compliance Strategy and Audit Process to Reduce Risk

Posted by LizAnn Nealing on Jul 2, 2015 2:43:10 PM

In May, Amber Road, in conjunction with Compliance Week, broadcasted a webinar on Developing an Effective Export Compliance Strategy and Audit Process to Reduce Risk. Our presenters, Suzanne Richer and Scott Lewis, both of Amber Road, received several questions throughout the webinar that they were unable to address during the live broadcast. We have compiled their answers into a Q&A document – here is a preview.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance

Last Chance! Register for Tomorrow’s Export Compliance Webinar

Posted by LizAnn Nealing on May 20, 2015 3:29:38 PM

Have you registered yet for tomorrow’s webinar on developing an effective export compliance strategy? In this free webinar, Compliance Week and Amber Road will dig a little deeper into export risks – and how to avoid them. Attendees will learn how to manage export audit processes for continuous improvement and risk reduction. Key topics will include:

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance

[Webinar] Developing an Effective Export Compliance Strategy and Audit Process to Reduce Risk

Posted by LizAnn Nealing on May 8, 2015 4:22:00 PM

Export transactions can be complicated. Each one comes with a certain degree of risk, and that risk can be hard to manage without the proper set of tools. Luckily, there are many strategies that can help.

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Export Management, Export Compliance

Is the Export-Import Bank Really Helping Small Businesses?

Posted by LizAnn Nealing on Feb 6, 2015 3:05:00 PM

The Export-Import Bank is a government agency that provides U.S. companies the necessary financing capabilities to convert export opportunities into sales. The bank makes it easier for domestic companies to sell goods overseas through encouraging the provision of working-capital loans to U.S. exporters, providing credit insurance in case foreign buyers can’t pay, and guaranteeing loans to foreign entities if they do business with U.S. companies. These types of programs can be especially helpful for smaller businesses that don’t have as many resources as larger institutions.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance

Chinese Man Faces Export Violation Charges for Providing Nuclear Production Components to Iran

Posted by LizAnn Nealing on Jan 12, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Sihai Cheng, who also goes by Chun Hai Cheng and Alex Cheng, arrived at Logan Airport in Boston early last month to face federal charges of conspiring to export items that can be used in the production of nuclear weapons to Iran. He was extradited from the United Kingdom to the U.S., where he now faces a 10-count indictment including charges of conspiracy, illegal export of U.S. goods to Iran and smuggling.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance, Export Violations

CEO and Company Fined, Given Probation for Attempted Smuggling of Goods to Iran

Posted by LizAnn Nealing on Dec 31, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Hetran Inc. and its CEO were sentenced by a judge earlier this month to pay a fine of $337,000 and sentenced to 12 months of probation for trying to smuggle machinery into Iran. The judge made both parties responsible for the payment. The judge also suspended a $500,000 fine to the Department of Commerce and allowed the CEO, Helmut Oertmann, to avoid 4 years in prison for cooperating with the investigation and pleading guilty to the crime.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance, Export Violations

North Pole Industries Goes Live with Amber Road’s GTM Solutions

Posted by LizAnn Nealing on Dec 19, 2014 3:05:00 PM

NORTH POLE, December 19, 2014 – North Pole Industries, a leading global provider of toys for good little girls and boys, has implemented Amber Road’s Global Trade Management suite for its worldwide distribution network.

Before signing with Amber Road, NPI had been using a combination of spreadsheets, wish lists, and a whole team of research elves to plan its supply chain.

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Topics: Export Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening, Order and Shipment Visibility

The Ten Hallmarks of a Good Export Compliance Program

Posted by LizAnn Nealing on Nov 3, 2014 10:00:00 AM


Last month, Leslie R. Caldwell (Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division) spoke at the 22nd annual Ethics and Compliance Conference. She discussed a variety of topics, but focused specifically on the importance of having a comprehensive compliance program in place for every organization.

She primarily focused her discussion on the implementation of a general corporate compliance program, but the same principles can be applied to an export compliance program. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to export compliance, the following should provide some guidelines to consider when deciding upon the appropriate program for your company.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance

Global Trade Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Exporters

Posted by LizAnn Nealing on Sep 5, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Exporting can be a challenge for a company of any size, but it is especially daunting for small and medium-sized companies. Whether you are just starting out or trying to grow your exports, the question of how you’re doing compared to others is always one to consider. Export.gov crafted a short survey to highlight characteristics of successful exporters, as well as provide an assessment of your export readiness and suggest ways to improve your current export process. You can access that survey here.

Once you’ve taken this assessment, take action with the free Export Business Planner, a customizable tool for small businesses that are considering entering the export market. This tool will help you create a game plan and can be updated as your export business grows.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance

Webinar Q&A - Growing Pains: The Challenge of Going Global

Posted by LizAnn Nealing on Aug 1, 2014 1:40:00 PM

Last month, Amber Road hosted a popular webinar entitled, Growing Pains: The Challenge of Going Global. You can access a recording of this webinar on our Resource Library.

Our presenters, Marianne Rowden of the Association of American Exporters and Importers (AAEI), Jim Sebastian of Wyle CAS Group, and Anthony Hardenburgh of Amber Road received some great questions during the webinar. Since they were unable to answer of them during the live broadcast, we have posted all of their answers online. Here are a few highlights!

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Export Management, Export Compliance