If you ship packages internationally, you need to know about the new regulations that went into effect on of October 1, 2008.
The US Census Bureau now makes it mandatory to electronically file your export information.
Paper submissions will be a violation.
Is your shipping system compliant?
Many shipping systems will let you ship a package internationally without warning you about the new rules; you could unknowingly violate the regulations.
If you have not received an upgrade recently, check with your shipping system vendor now. Make sure your system is helping you avoid making a serious mistake.
The new law carries tougher penalties for non-compliance.
Penalties, both civil and criminal, may be imposed per violations from $1,100 to $10,000 for delayed filing, failure to file, or false filing of export information.