US shop owners selling goods and services are required to comply with export regulations published by several US departments, such as the Department of Commerce, the Department of the Treasury and the Department of of State.
Each department provides its own screening list, sometimes even more than one, and all the entries, individuals, companies and others count almost 30.000 records.
“In the event that a company, entity or person on the list appears to match a party potentially involved in your export transaction, additional due diligence should be conducted before proceeding. There may be a strict export prohibition, requirement for seeking a license application, evaluation of the end-use or user to ensure it does not result in an activity prohibited by any U.S. export regulations, or other restriction.”
(source: export.gov web site)
How do you provide enough confidence and security to your online business?
How shall you deal with the US Export requirements within your existing workflow?
Does this all mean that you shall manually check each and every order against such long and always changing list of entries?
The WooCommerce US Export compliance extension comes to rescue by seamlessly integrating within your shops workflow:
WooCommerce US Export compliance settings screen
WooCommerce US Export compliance includes the following features:
Controlling for every placed order customers data against the screening list
If a customer is not on the screening list, the order is placed as usual
If a customer is on the screening list, the order is put on-hold for manual verification as required by the authorities
Updating daily the screening list from the official sources