Wednesday, September 30, 2009

11th Fastest Growning Woman Owned Business

Dixie Cullen Intersts was honored by the Houston Business Journal as "Houston's 11th Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business".

Our management and customer services TEAMS have been instrumental in this growth, by providing our customers with quality service.

We also wish to Thank You, our customers for entrusting us with your industrial storage and export packing needs.

It will be our pleasure to continue serving you and your needs in the future.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

All Companies Need Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number (EORI)
From Export News Newsletter - US Export Assistance Center
As of July 1, 2009, nearly all companies doing business in the EU or companies exporting to the EU will need an Economic Operator Registration and Identification number (EORI as EORI numbers are required for Customers Declarations and to apply for Authorized Economic Operator status. Member states may have different procedures for applying for EORI numbers and exporters will be required to register for EORI in the first member state they do business in after July 1. Any companies that do not have EORI number or do not know if they have one should be sure to check the EU Customs page that explains whi is impacted.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

What's New in the European Union
From the September issue of Export News - U S Export Assistance Center
New Requirements for US Exporters of Machines:
As of December 29, 2009 when the new MACHINE SAFETY DIRECTIVE (2006/42/EC) becomes mandatory, US exporters of machines will need to identify a person established in the European Union who is authorized to keep the manufactuer's technical file or have quick access to it. This person's name must appear on the declaration of conformity along with the name and address of the manufacturer. The person could be no more than a letterbox, a point of contact for the authorities in case there are questions about confomrity of the machine or about accidents. The person based in Europe could be the importer/distributor, a lawyer, an authorized representative, or any other person. The manufacturer remains responsible for compiling the technical file. This requirement is an example of the beefed up surveillance and enforcement the EU is putting into effect to back up the CE marking program.
Nyamusi Igambi - Senior Trade Specialist
Pam Plagens - Senior Trade Specialist