posts tagged with Regulations

What Small and Medium Enterprises in France did not know about customs

hub tour 1.JPG Venturing into uncharted export markets can be a journey into the unknown for many Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). That is what relatively few actually dare to make that bold step. Customs regulations can at first seem a little daunting.

However, we are seeing a growing number of SMEs in the aeronautical, high tech and luxury industries, in particular, that are interested in exporting in order to capitalize on growth markets.

As I come into daily contact with SMEs in my job I have noticed that they ask recurring questions...

Risky Business

This year the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a report titled “Pharmaceutical cGMPs for the 21st Century: A Risk-Based Approach” (cGMP stands for Current Good Manufacturing Practices). The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the equivalent of the FDA in the United Kingdom, has long adopted a risk-based inspection strategy. A risk corresponds to the possibility that a function, a procedure or a product does not perform as expected. Risk management programs consist of activities and actions to control risks. References on risk management for the healthcare industry are widely available...

Global Marketplace: A Small Business Point of View


Years ago, I never thought of exporting anything because of the paperwork. It’s horrendous for a small company like mine. Based in Indian Trails, N.C., Micro Lens Technology, Inc. designs and engraves optical patterns into cylinders and plastic film to produce images that have an illusion of depth or the ability to change and move. We’ve produced 3-D posters for movies and have even had brides place orders with us for their big day.

If you have a pattern or image, we can print, mount and laminate it. We strive to ship all orders within 8-24 hours of receipt and confirmation. The shipment can be a few pounds to a gigantic cylinder weighing 3,000 pounds to anywhere in the world. And I’m proud to say that 60 percent of our product is exported.