What is a BLCP ® and why do I need it?
Growth is a good sign that your business is healthy, but it also creates new responsibilities. When you expand to new locations, you need to be positive that all your licenses are in order. That’s impossible unless you fully understand the compliance requirements of your new licensing authorities. Our compliance packages take the guess-work out of your business license research. We lookup the business licenses you need and send you all the applications, forms, and instructions necessary to get your locations, products, and services properly licensed and opened on time.
Why do I need a BLCP ® ?
A Business License Compliance Package (BLCP ® ) is an all-in-one licensing kit that identifies your business license compliance requirements. It starts when we provide you with an intuitive questionnaire that helps us identify the basic information that will affect your licensing requirements — your business activities, products, locations, number of employees, etc. With this information, we can deliver a compliance package to you in as little as 1 business day! No more guessing games. You can be confident that your licensing efforts are on target.
What kind of licenses does a BLCP ® support?
There are no business licenses outside the perview of a Business License Compliance Package (BLCP ® ). It can reveal hidden governmental requirements in any industry including, but not limited to, health care, transportation, retail, food, alcohol/liquor, restaurant, tobacco, and agriculture.
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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is responsible for ensuring that all goods entering and exiting the United States do so in accordance with all applicable U.S. laws and regulations. Although CBP enforces these export regulations for various other government agencies, specific questions pertaining to commodity licensing requirements should be directed to that lead agency.
Agency information, telephone numbers, and basic commodities which may require export licenses can be obtained by viewing either the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Foreign Assets Control or the Bureau of the Census websites. These sites include information from numerous other agencies with export control responsibilities.
Exports may require a Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED). The Correct Way To Fill Out The Shipper’s Export Declaration site provides step by step instructions on how to complete an SED and when an SED is required.
Further guidance regarding export licenses should be directed to the CBP port of export location used to export your goods.
The URLs to the right are for a series of questions and answers, which may be useful in determining if a license is required for either the Department of State or Department of Commerce. Additional questions and answers are provided to provide some answers for common questions on Shipper’s Export Declarations.