Category: Export Logistics

We discuss general tactical export logistics issues commonly encountered by exporters.

These issues would include a review of the use of INCOTERMS, the meaning of these terms and why you should use them in your standard contracts and quotes.  We also talk about Customs and HTS codes, Export Regulations and Compliance.

We address dealing with the US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the many steps you have to  take to ensure compliant exports.

In this category we also discuss Supply Chain issues such as Minimum Order Quantity, Order Frequency, Just in Time delivery and supplier reliability.

Lastly post may address an issue I have had to deal with a few times during my career: the Foreign Corrupt Practices ACT (FCPA), How the Act affects your organization, and how you can protect yourself from unwanted exposure. The good news is that you can protect yourself, an that several counties ar adopting a similar no-tolerance stance identical to United States.

FOB, Shipping Point or FCA, Shipping Point INCOTERMS® 2010?

Do you use FOB in your standard Terms and Conditions? Does it say, FOB, Shipping Point – or FOB, Destination Point – ? Then pay attention to what follows, and start using INCOTERMS® 2010 for all your International transactions: The US and Canada recognize FOB, Shipping Point or Destination Point as legal terms for the domestic shipment of goods. Read More …

3 Tips for SME’s Contemplating Sustainable Export Growth

Between 5 and 10% of the UK’s SME’s engage in International business. In the US, only about 1% of SME’s participate in global trade. Consequently, there seems to exist a lot of untapped opportunity for Export Growth. Barriers to Exporting While experts agree that Export Growth can have important benefits for smaller business, there exist a wide variety of Read More …