In the global trade world, it is imperative for manufacturers, suppliers, and every stakeholder in the supply chain to be compliant with local and global trade regulations.

The challenges of non-compliance are not limited to delay in delivery but can lead to stop-shipments, huge penalties, the return of shipments, which can cause huge business losses and a negative impact to the manufacturer’s brand.

Our Trade Compliance Services help you develop a comprehensive import and export trade compliance program to ensure conformance with various laws and regulations of US authorities/agencies such as ITA ‘s Import Administration trade laws, Export Administration Regulations (EAR) & Export Control Reform Act (ECRA), The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) & Directorate of Defence Trade Controls (DDTC), The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and many more. We can also assist with other import /export related information such as HS /HTS codes, ECCN, EAR99 classification, CCL, NLR, Country of Origin, etc.

We also help organizations to ensure ethical sourcing by providing better visibility on the supplier code of conduct by gathering the right information on Child Labor, Anti Human Trafficking, Supplier Diversity, workplace safety, and other ethical sourcing practices.

We provide consulting, training and documentation services, to ensure your organization is compliant to applicable trade regulations.

The key services we provide include:

  • Consulting: Assess compliance requirements, Gap assessments and identify opportunities for improvements
  • Training: Training for internal and external stakeholders on trade compliance to make them aware of the implications of various applicable regulations.
  • Supplier Engagement & Documentation: Collect, review, and validate compliance documents/declarations from your suppliers across the globe, to ensure they are meeting your trade compliance guidelines.

Some of the areas of focus for trade compliance are:

Import/Export

  • Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS, known as HTS Coding)
  • Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS coding)
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
  • International Trade Commission (ITC)
  • International Trade Administration (ITA)
  • Export Control Reform Act (ECRA)
  • Importer of Record (IOR)

Ethical sourcing

  • Anti-boycott Compliance
  • Modern Anti-slavery Act
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
  • Anti-Trafficking Trade Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 94/33/EC
  • Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Supplier Diversity