Did You Miss Out on BIS Update? Join Our Recap Webinar!

Posted by Kelsey Barker

The Bureau of Industry & Security's annual Update Conference wrapped up last week in DC, where government officials and industry leaders learned and exchanged ideas about export control issues. Attendees discussed hot topics such as trans-shipments, national security, end user errors and enforcement, and the ZTE penalty - the largest ever assessed.

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Topics: Export Management, Automated Export System (AES) Filing, Export License Management, Export Compliance

[Now Available!] American Shipper’s 2014 Export Operations & Compliance Benchmark Study: Navigating a Post-AES World

Posted by Colleen Bush

Despite attempts by the U.S. government to streamline export regulation and stoke growth of exported goods, it remains a tricky and evolving process. This year’s American Shipper report takes a deeper look at how exporters are managing their export documentation in the wake of the latest AES deadlines last year. 

This report, co-produced with BPE Global and AAEI, also examines the level of involvement export practitioners have in strategic areas like new markets and mergers and acquisitions, as well as their path to invest in technology solutions designed to make the export compliance process more efficient.

Key themes include:

  • The role of compliance and operations personnel in strategic export decisions
  • Organizational structures and responsibilities
  • How shippers file their EEIs
  • Whether investment is available to invest in export technology
  • How system delivery model choices are changing
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Topics: Export Management, Automated Export System (AES) Filing, Export Compliance

Hot Topics at the CBP East Coast Symposium

Posted by Kelsey Barker

Earlier this month, Amber Road attended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection East Coast Trade Symposium in Washington, DC. The CBP always puts on a wonderfully informative conference, so it was no surprise that we came back with some great takeaways from this year’s event.

  • ACE, or Automated Commercial Environment, was the biggest discussion point at the Symposium, demanding a first-day speech on the topic and a packed workshop the next day. You can find the presentation on ACE Deployment here.
  • AES (Automated Export System), the legacy system that used to handle automated exports, is being decommissioned by the end of 2014. As with any big transition (export control reform, anyone?) companies will want a partner in automation to weather the changes in filing
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Topics: Amber Road News, Export Management, Automated Export System (AES) Filing, Events

Tougher Requirements for Export to Entities on the Unverified List

Posted by Colleen Bush

On September 11th, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) proposed tougher requirements on exports to entities on the Unverified List. BIS will be accepting comments on these proposed requirements through October 11th.

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Topics: Export Management, Automated Export System (AES) Filing, Export License Management, Restricted Party Screening

BIS Publishes New “Best Practices” for Exporters

Posted by Caroline Brown

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently released a new set of best practices that are aimed at helping exporters, re-exporters and freight forwarders guard against the diversion of dual use items shipped to a transshipment hub. While transshipments are a growing part of international trade and offer many benefits, they can be used illegally to either disguise the final destination or divert trade to unauthorized end users.

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Topics: Export Management, Product Classification, Automated Export System (AES) Filing, Export Compliance