Category : RESOURCES

The next Customs Broker Examination will be in October 2016 so start preparing now!

Join some of your colleagues in a preparation class presented by The Global Trade & Supply Chain Institute™. The class will cover all major areas on the test, such as, entry procedures, marking, classification, value, broker responsibilities and much more. In addition, we will be sharing tips on how to…

Doing Business with Iran after the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)

As we are getting closer to the anniversary of the conclusion of The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (hereinafter, “JCPOA”) between the P5+1 Group of countries and Iran, the American business owners are wondering if they can benefit from the 80 million lucrative market of Iran. While reports indicate that…

Voluntary Self-Disclosures – How To Prepare An Acceptable Disclosure – Part I

Those three words, Voluntary Self-Disclosure, rate probably, amongst the three worst words a company’s legal and trade compliance department can hear—I know, having worked in corporations for over 25 years. There was always a bad feeling in my stomach, whenever I heard someone say, “We need to file a VSD”,…

Top International Tips for U.S. Exhibitors

By Larry Kulchawik   International trade show marketing requires a recalculation of thinking when taking your brand abroad. Your exhibit design need not change drastically across borders, but many secondary adjustments surely must be considered, in particular for American companies exhibiting abroad. There is no exhibit design that is one…

How Truly Safe is Your Food Supply Chain?

In 18 months, June 2017, the Foreign Supplier Verification Program will be mandatory for importers, due to the Food Safety Modernization Act. Importers, or their U.S. Agents, will be required to have documentation on hand to support they have developed a Foreign Shipper Verification Program, for each of the products…

Valuation of Goods in Related Party Import Transactions

By George R. Tuttle III   The purpose of this paper is to provide the Importer of Record with an understanding of the complex Customs regulatory environment as to the proper methodologies in the valuation of goods and the basis by which such valuation is determined.      Don’t Forget…

What Is Intellectual Property and Why Should I Care?

Intellectual property has become one of the hottest topics over the past few years. As companies get more protective about their processes and products become more expensive, it becomes vital for them to protect their intellectual property, both within the United States and abroad. That is why our upcoming webinar…

Cloud Computing on the Move–What to ask yourself

In the world today many discussions within IT teams, Leadership and ownership of companies are asking the question(s); “Are we in the ‘Cloud’?”, ”Are we going to the ‘Cloud’?”, “When are we moving to the ‘Cloud’”?. When working within the leadership structure the ideas are to flow from either the…

A New Responsibility for Boards of Directors: Cybersecurity

Given the ever-increasing cyber threats facing businesses today, corporate boards need to carefully consider how to discharge their responsibility for cybersecurity. There is no one-size-fits-all answer. By Paul Feldman and Dan Hill   The purpose of this paper is to share some thoughts related to corporate boards and the responsibility…

A Complete Guide to the new DRUG SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY ACT (DSCSA)

A Complete Guide to the new DRUG SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY ACT (DSCSA) Pregnancy is not something that women take lightly. Therefore, you can only imagine the shock and horror that 113 women from over 28 states had earlier this year when they discovered they were pregnant. What was the cause? Endo Pharmaceutical…