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An Introduction to License Determination and License Exception Management

With the increase in eCommerce and accessibility to international travel, companies continue to grow and expand overseas, finding new business partners, suppliers, and consumers worldwide. This global approach to business allows companies and consumers to save money on manufacturing and access various resources and products.    As these companies start selling and shipping internationally, new […]

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Cross-Border Data Flows: Privacy and Compliance Considerations

Data privacy and protection are now more widely discussed and debated than ever before. Many consumers demand increasing transparency and security of their sensitive data, while governments worldwide are enacting new laws with parameters on how to transfer data from one country to another legally.    In this challenging data climate, entities involved in global

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Visitor Management and Trade Compliance: Transparency and Trust

With natural and man-made disasters on the rise, organizations worldwide are revisiting their security policies and emergency procedures to boost trade compliance and preparedness.    For many globalized organizations, ramping up security means controlling and monitoring who is allowed on the premises of all sites at all times.    How can secure visitor documentation promote

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Cross-Border E-commerce: Compliance Challenges and Solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic saw an acceleration in an already digitally trending trade landscape. E-commerce giants and emerging startups alike continue to seize the opportunities the online market presents.    “In 2024, retail e-commerce sales are estimated to exceed 6.3 trillion U.S. dollars worldwide, and this figure is expected to reach new heights in the coming

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Customs Software Selection: Finding the Right Solution for Your Business

Importers and exporters seeking to modernize and streamline operations are looking for the best software for customs clearance.    However, narrowing down the right fit for your organization is easier said than done. Traders are swimming in a sea of customs software solutions to choose from.   How can you wade through all the competition

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Risk Assessment in Trade Compliance: Identifying and Mitigating Risks

Risk assessment and mitigation is a cornerstone in any business model, but especially for organizations involved in global trade. Cross-border transactions and data transfers raise the stakes when compared to domestic deals, exposing participating parties to a realm of additional risks.    Let’s highlight several heavy hitters on the list of potential trade compliance risks,

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Streamlining Trade Compliance: The Power of Automation

What if you could scale up operations while simultaneously simplifying internal processes? Trade compliance automation affords traders this very opportunity.     Still, some organizations may hold back from making the switch to a new way of operating. Understandably, they may fear that a new compliance program may be challenging to integrate and costly to deploy. 

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Navigating Defense Exports: Basics of ITAR

In our interconnected world, the global defense trade offers both opportunities and challenges for companies grappling with the intricate web of international regulations. As businesses endeavor to broaden their horizons across borders, a keen understanding of compliance nuances becomes paramount. Picture navigating a maze with shifting walls and new doors appearing at every turn –

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Blockchain for Global Trade Compliance: Enhancing Transparency and Compliance

Blockchain technology has expanded to countless industries since its initial implementation as a ledger for recording cryptocurrency transactions nearly 15 years ago.    Beyond recording a ledger of Bitcoin transactions, traders are now managing export compliance with blockchain technology. How is trade compliance and blockchain related? What role does blockchain play in enhancing trade compliance

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