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Daniel H. Erskine, a New York and Connecticut admitted attorney and solicitor of England and Wales, represents U.S. individuals, companies, joint ventures, foreign businesses, and foreign nationals on complex legal matters under U.S. and U.K. law. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING ADVERTISING MATERIAL
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) sets out Nine Principles for an Effective Compliance Program. Compliance with these principles may mitigate penalties levied against you as a small business exporter. Check out the the BIS web site that contains a publication entitled Don't Let This Happen to You, which includes the nine principles (page 6) and a number of illustrations of non-compliance. There is also a short presentation concerning similar subject matter with a checklist tool that the BIS utilizes.
When exporting items US businesses use either a Schedule B Number or US Harmonized Tariff Code. Your business may search the US Census Department's site for a Schedule B Number. That site has a browse feature to view or download the entire Schedule B book for multiple years or you may use the online Schedule B Search Engine to determine the appropriate Schedule B Number classifying your export item. Similarly, businesses may use the online search tool to determine the US Harmonized Tariff Code . This tool is maintained by the US International Trade Commission. Your business may also download all or sections of the US Harmonized Tariff Schedule . Your business may check the Notice to Exporters explaining which US Harmonized Tariff Codes are not acceptable in place of Schedule B Numbers. Daniel H. Erskine, an international attorney, practices in New York and Connecticut focusing on international law, civil litigation, appeals, and business transactions. www.erskine-law.com A
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If your business operates online, then your business/company should seriously address cybersecurity issues. The Small Business Administration (SBA) dedicates a page describing and linking to "Top Tools and Resources for Small Business Owners" . The page features links to fact sheets, webinars, online courses, and other federal agency resources. One such resource derives from the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) that provides and generates, through an interactive web site, a Small Biz Cyber Planner that a company may use to "create and save a custom cyber security plan for your company, choosing from a menu of expert advice to address your specific business needs and concerns." There is also a link to the Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Resilience Review (CRR) , "...a no-cost, voluntary, non-technical assessment to evaluate an organization’s operational resilience and cybersecurity practices." The CRR page contains a number of downloada