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June 11, 2015

Defending Open Skies, Not Either Side

The issue of Open Skies continues to garner attention, both in Washington, D.C. and in the national media. The Big 3 carriers are on one side of the issue, with Gulf Carriers on the other. Recently, FedEx filed comments with the Departments of Transportation, Commerce and State to consider in deciding whether to reopen Open

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February 14, 2014

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

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.

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January 8, 2014

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.

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December 1, 2010

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.

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