International Trade Compliance Tools for Importers and Exporters

Export Compliance ScreeningGetting started in importing or exporting has never been easier.  The internet has made finding and communicating with global suppliers and customers almost as easy as doing business with the person down the street.

But Succeeding in international trade is as hard as ever.  There are a myriad of import and export trade regulations that you need to follow on every international transaction, and the penalties for non-compliance—fines, restrictions on importing or exporting, and even jail time—keep getting larger.

Fortunately, Shipping Solutions' International Trade Compliance Tools can help you meet these responsibilities quickly, affordably and professionally.

Export Compliance Tools

If your company is like most companies, the biggest challenge to implementing proper export controls is finding an easy way to integrate them into your export process. If your export staff can’t easily check a customer against the Restricted Party lists, for example, it may not get done. That’s especially true if the export compliance process substantially delays the shipping process.

That’s why Shipping Solutions has created a menu of online export compliance tools that make the compliance process as easy as visiting a website. And because your export compliance needs may differ from what other companies need, we’ve made our menu of tools à la carte, so you can subscribe to only those services you actually need.

Restricted Party Screening - The U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) prohibit trade with specific individuals, companies, institutions and organizations. Instead of publishing all these names in a single list, each government department and agency with jurisdiction over exports publishes their own list, which means there are dozens of lists to check!  By using our online screening tool, you can check all the U.S. lists—as well as the United Nations list, European Union list, and lists from several other countries—at one time and in just seconds.

Export Controls - Before you export your goods to another country, you need to determine whether or not you must first get an export license based on your product classification and the destination country. This online screening tool will tell you if your product needs an export license and if there are any possible license exceptions.

Product Classification - Our online Product Classification tool makes it easier for you and your company to identify your products’ correct Harmonized Schedule (HS) numbers that are required on your export documents. In addition, this tool searches the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to see if the government identifies your product as a controlled item and helps you determine the proper Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) required for export license determination.

Import Compliance Tools

Shipping Solutions - International Trade ComplianceAs an importer, the burden for properly classifying your goods and determining the correct duty rate and other fees falls squarely on your shoulders. And while you may be relying on a broker to help you clear your goods, you and your company are ultimately responsible for the accuracy of the information.

In addition, international sourcing and purchasing decisions need to be based on complete cost information including duty and tax rates in order to accurately compare sourcing options.  Our import compliance tools make it easier for you to properly classify your goods and determine complete import costs.

Import Controls - The U.S. government’s import regulations impose import quotas, licenses and certificates on certain goods. Our Import Controls tool identifies any import controls that may exist for your products and/or the countries from which they are originating and provides information concerning the support documentation needed to receive an import license or other control documents.

Landed Cost Calculator - Before you can accurately determine the best country to source a product, you need to know the final cost of delivering that product to your warehouse or other destination including all import duties, taxes and other government charges. In addition to providing that detail, our Landed Cost Calculator will also warn you if anti-dumping duties or countervailing duties may apply for a specific product.  Our Calculator even allows you to simultaneously compare products imported from up to four different countries so you can quickly compare costs.

Product Classification - Our online Product Classification tool makes it easier for you and your company to identify your products’ proper schedule B or Harmonized Schedule (HS) numbers that are required for clearing your goods through customs.

Affordable Compliance Solutions

With subscriptions starting at only $1,100 a year, Shipping Solutions international trade compliance tools are the affordable way to remain compliant with international trade regulations.

Subscribe to one or more of our online compliance solutions now, and you’ll be up and running with the service right away.

If you’re not yet ready to subscribe, fill out our online request form or call us toll-free at
for a FREE demo of our online compliance services. We’ll show you how easy export compliance can be!

Need More Than Just an Export Compliance Solution?

Our Shipping Solutions Professional export documentation and compliance software is the fast and easy way to complete your export documents, file electronically with the Automated Export System (AES), and screen your export shipments against the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and dozens of government Restricted Party lists.

Visit our Shipping Solutions Professional web page for more information or request a FREE demo version of the software online or by calling 1-888-890-7447. Let us show you why Shipping Solutions is the #1 export software.

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Other Resources

For more information about import and export regulations, visit the following web sites:

U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
International Business Training

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