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Voluntary Self-Disclosures -Your Playbook for Regulatory Compliance Mitigation

December 23, 2020

Regulatory Violations Regulatory violations can occur for exporters and importers with even the strongest internal compliance policies, operating procedures. They can arise during benign settings, such as a customary periodic compliance review and risk assessment, a diligence request as part of mergers and acquisitions activity, or during consideration of what it may take to service…

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Rules for Made in USA Claims and Foreign Origin Markings

December 23, 2020

Ground Rules for Made In USA Claims Manufacturers often desire to use the phrase “Made in USA” because it can have a great impact on customer perception.  However, it is very often the case that some product and labor inputs come from foreign supply chains.  This sort of marking and advertising, therefore, requires compliance with…

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SBA Export Financing

SBA Financing for Small Business Exports

December 16, 2020

SBA Financing for Small Business Exports The world has changed seemingly overnight and the COVID 19 Pandemic has forever changed how business is conducted.  Businesses are still finding ways to grow and innovate; exporting is a key component for many of these companies. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has a suite of loan programs…

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US Commercial Service Programs at Formnext 2021

Idaho manufacturer finds success working with USCS

December 4, 2020

Idaho motorcycle clutch manufacturer finds success working with the US Commercial Service. Rekluse is a motorcycle clutch manufacturer based in Boise, Idaho. The company has used the U.S. Commercial Service’s International Partner Search program to identify new distributors in Germany and the Gold Key program to evaluate market conditions in South America. The company states…

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President's E Award

Apply now for the 2021 President’s E Award!

December 2, 2020

The President’s “E” Award was initiated by Executive Order of President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and has been presented annually ever since. The President’s “E” Award affords suitable recognition to persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase U.S. exports. There are two types of “E” Awards: • The President’s…

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