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Has someone ever said to you, "I've got a simple question for you," and then the question didn't turn out to be simple at all?

Today's blog post covers the seemingly simple question of what to put in columns 7, 8 and 9 on the NAFTA Certificate of Origin.

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Anti-boycott Compliance refers to the provisions found in Part 760, Restrictive Trade Practices or Boycotts, of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). This part prohibits U.S. persons from complying with boycotts that are not sanctioned by the United States and that contradict U.S. policy. Although they apply to any boycott not sanctioned by the United States, they were primarily established by Congress to counter the Arab League boycott of Israel.

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Exporters need to be aware of anti-boycott regulations. Compliance requires understanding the prohibitions and exceptions found in the EAR.
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A few weeks back, I sent out a survey asking subscribers of the International Trade Blog to name the biggest problems they face in exporting. When and how to file through the Automated Export System (AES) was one of the top replies.

Because of that, we are republishing a couple articles explaining the fundamentals of AES. I have updated the articles to include information about the AESDirect move to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) platform.

I hope you find it helpful:

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Watch this short video to see how to file your electronic export information (EEI) through AESDirect using the ACE Portal.
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In a previous article, I outlined 15 steps an exporter should follow when responding to an international sales inquiry. These steps help ensure you respond with a sales proposal, quote or proforma invoice that will maximize your chance of a successful export transaction.

In this article, I discuss two of those steps in more depth.

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Three critical components of the export proforma invoice or sales offer: validity, acceptance and price.These details set the stage for export success.
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Have you noticed that the new AESDirect system is kind of like Facebook? When filing your Electronic Export Information (EEI) using the new AESDirect system via the ACE portal, you'll get a cheerful thumbs up when AESDirect likes and accepts your data.

But, unlike Facebook, you might get the dreaded thumbs down if your data is incomplete! Today's blog post is a short video that shows you exactly what data you need to enter into Shipping Solutions to get the new AESDirect system to "like" your submissions!

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Watch this short video for the electronic export information (EEI) data required for a successful AESDirect filing.
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Product warranty, despite its somewhat pedestrian mantel in the eyes of too many marketers, plays an increasingly significant role in both consumer and commercial transactions. It's just as important for the customers in your home country as it is for all those in the countries where you market your products directly or indirectly.

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When it comes to financing international trade, the Banker's Acceptance (BA) is usually a relatively safe instrument. But even the BA can be exploited, like it was in the Great Salad Oil Swindle.

Read more:

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A Banker's Acceptance (BA) is one of several instruments used to finance international trade.
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Today, we’re continuing our series on the basics of Incoterms. This article is focused on Carriage Paid To, also known as CPT. Check it out:

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Here are some basic facts you need to know about the Incoterm CPT (Carriage Paid To).
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The commercial invoice must be completed perfectly when exporting to NAFTA countries.

Learn more about what needs to be included in this informative article:

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When exporting to NAFTA countries, the commercial invoice plays an important role. Make sure your export invoice includes these 12 essential data fields.
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If your company exports and you submit your own export information through the Automated Export System (AES), someone at your company has probably already set up an account with the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).

If you rely on a third party to file on your behalf, however, you might not have bothered to set up an account. But I would argue that is a mistake.

Here are two reasons all exporters should have an ACE account:

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Do you need an ACE account if you’re not the one filing through AESDirect? Yes—here’s why!
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If you want to get paid for your exports, you know it's important to have your paperwork in order. Providing the correct export documents with your shipment will help ensure you get paid in a timely manner!

Check out this week's article for several tips on the key documents you need to include in your export shipments.

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Exporters need to understand the various payment terms available in an international transaction to ensure they get paid for their exports.
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In the exporting world, we spend a lot of time talking about the roles of the USPPI and FPPI. (For proof, just search our blog archives!)

Today, I'm shifting the spotlight to the less recognized but still important role of the U.S. Authorized Agent.

Who are they? Why are they important? Find out here:

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While the U.S. Authorized Agent’s role in exporting is perhaps more straightforward than others, they are no less important. Here’s why.
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