Blockchain? Logistics?

Heather Noggle   October 23, 2017   Comments Off on Blockchain? Logistics?

If you’ve undertaken any business reading during recent months, you’ve run into the term Blockchain and potentially its sister topic as being the platform of Bitcoin for money exchange. A local billboard near my martial arts school advertises a Bitcoin ATM. Why does this matter to you? Security. The best… Read more »

Fruit Imports and Policy Changes

Heather Noggle   October 20, 2017   Comments Off on Fruit Imports and Policy Changes

I was reading about the US Department of Agriculture’s Southeast In-Transit Cold Treatment Pilot program. The latest port in this program, and highlighted in this article, is the Port of Virginia.  Other participating ports are New Orleans and Port Canaveral – also mentioned in this article are Port Manatee and Port Tampa Bay. The… Read more »

GPDR (General Data Protection Regulation)

Heather Noggle   October 18, 2017   Comments Off on GPDR (General Data Protection Regulation)

You’ve probably heard – the EU has this regulation going live on 25 May 2018 (that’s how they’d write the date format anyway). The GPDR is an extension of an existing law, the UK Data Protection Act of 1995. Are you – company outside of the EU – affected?  Probably. A… Read more »

Are You Screening?

Heather Noggle   October 16, 2017   Comments Off on Are You Screening?

Since mid 2003 Global Wizard has offered Denied Party Screening Services as part of the full Global Wizard software suite. “In the beginning” – our beginning – the lists we tracked and offered contained about 8,000 names.  Today that’s closer to 62,000. Commonly called Restricted Party Screening, Denied Party Screening… Read more »

Routed Export Transactions and Rules

Heather Noggle   October 11, 2017   Comments Off on Routed Export Transactions and Rules

Public commentary wanted! Routed Export language is…difficult at best. Be a part of the evolving definition. Source: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=USBC_FRDOC_0001-0023 The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is seeking public comments to perform a review of the requirements governing routed export transactions. In particular, the Census Bureau is interested in comments regarding… Read more »

Schedule B and HTS Valid for Export – Some Statistics

Heather Noggle   October 7, 2017   Comments Off on Schedule B and HTS Valid for Export – Some Statistics

In a previous post about Schedule B and HTS valid for export, we explained why we make use of both lists and how it benefits our customers. Today is all about interesting stats: There are 22,138 active numbers across the lists that are eligible to be used for export. The reporting quantity… Read more »

Who is a U.S. Person

Heather Noggle   October 3, 2017   Comments Off on Who is a U.S. Person

Today’s topic is about U.S. Persons. This, being an export-centric blog, will focus on the export implications: A U.S. person, in terms of export licensing, is any U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident (i.e. Green Card holder), or individual who is granted status as a “protected person” under 8 U.S.C. 1324… Read more »

Brexit, Brexit, and Dare I Say Brexit

Heather Noggle   September 29, 2017   Comments Off on Brexit, Brexit, and Dare I Say Brexit

Gradual.  Iterative.  These are the new words attached to commentary about how Brexit may unfurl through its implementation. Ms. May stressed the importance of a gradual implementation period, rather than what has been called “the cliff’s edge”. To provide citizens and business with “valuable certainty,” the integration period should be… Read more »

Wine for the World

Heather Noggle   September 27, 2017   Comments Off on Wine for the World

It’s fall (almost), and I’m thinking about wine.  Seems like many others are as well. As a consumer, I don’t think too much about shipping wine internationally, but of course U.S. vinters do exactly that, and it’s typically done in bulk. Most wine shipped from the U.S. is from California… Read more »

Partners, Big and Small

Heather Noggle   September 25, 2017   Comments Off on Partners, Big and Small

Happy Monday! The key to unlocking global prosperity may be right under our noses. Partnering with small and growing businesses can create social wins even for corporations not explicitly focused on social impact. More and more multi-national corporations have recognized that working with local small and growing businesses — commercially viable ventures with five… Read more »