10 Common Export Documents You Should Know About

April 20, 2017

Great job! You have secured the international sale and your next step is to prepare for the shipment of goods to your foreign buyer.  Most importantly, including specific terms on how the goods will be shipped is needed in the agreement for the benefit of the various people and organizations that will help facilitate the movement of goods. Exports of physical goods that move between bodies of water can be expensive and risky if not done properly; therefore, in every scenario, the exporter must be aware of the export documents used to ship the goods. Understanding these common documents is crucial to your success abroad:

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Recycling Green: EXIM Helps Make the World a Greener Place

April 18, 2017

Did you ever wonder what happened to the paper bags, six-pack carriers or pieces of cardboard you put out for recycling each week? It turns out there is a robust industry in the U.S. called “recovered fiber’ also known as “recovered paper and board.” Here’s what happens:

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Exporting Craft Beer: In and Out of America Since 1587

April 13, 2017

In one of America’s most enduring mysteries, the residents of the first “permanent” English colony (aka the Lost Colony) disappeared three years after landing on Roanoke Island, a barrier island off of what is now known as the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Although theories abound, we don’t know what happened to them. We do know that before they disappeared, they had beer. Twenty years later, according to the U.S. National Park Service web page on Historic Jamestowne, the next batch of newly arrived colonists enjoyed their first feast - washed down with beer. “The colonists, in addition to importing the beer from the Mother Country, quickly began practicing the art of brewing themselves.” And even though it wasn’t taught in elementary school, the story of the Pilgrims landing well north of their mark was due in part to a shortage … of beer. The website www.beerhistory.com lists a year- by- year chronology of beer in America taken from the book, “American Breweries II” by Dale P. Van Wieren.  Here are a few highlights:

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