Until recently, U.S. laws and regulations prevented most commercial sales and exports of firearms classified under the National Firearms Act (NFA). However, changes to ITAR, USML, and State Department classifications in 2020 opened the exportation of silencers (sound suppressors) to commercial customers. If you thought navigating the NFA as a U.S. customer was confusing, exporting controlled items like silencers takes the process to a new level. EasyExport is offering a system to suppressor manufacturers that will streamline the procedures needed for international sales. Details can be found below.
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EasyExport Now Processing Suppressor Exports to the International Commercial Market
Hartford, CT – EasyExport® announces that it is now processing exports of sound suppressors to the international commercial market. This move opens the door to new international revenues for American manufacturers of sound suppressors.
“It is incredibly difficult to process commercial exports of sound suppressors efficiently and for an affordable price,” said EasyExport CEO Jeff Grody. “The State Department will not authorize firearm dealers in other countries to stock suppressors. Therefore, a separate DSP-5 export license must be prepared and approved for each of the dealers’ customers. American manufacturers make the best suppressors in the world and there is high demand for them among lawful shooters in other countries. To make American suppressors affordable for them, however, requires a super-efficient processing system that minimizes the embedded expense associated with State Department licensing requirements. We happen to have such a system and orders have begun to arrive.”
Dealers in the EasyExport international network aggregate orders from their customers. EasyExport’s expert staff, assisted by proprietary software, gather, approve, and assemble the supporting documents required for State Department export licenses. EasyExport staff prepares export licenses for approval and submission by the seller and interacts with State Department licensing officials as required during the license-approval process. EasyExport’s process is so efficient that EasyExport does not charge for preparing export licenses for suppressor orders that are aggregated. Aggregating orders also enables sellers to ship efficiently.
“Even with all our efficiencies,” Grody continued, “exporting suppressors to lawful shooters in other countries is expensive. We have confirmed, however, that, if exporting costs and the number of intermediaries are reduced to the minimum, there is plenty of demand. American-made suppressors are that good. Many international buyers will pay a premium for them. It helps, too, that many countries do not apply special restrictions on suppressors, as the United States does.”
EasyExport’s proprietary software and expert staff make selling firearms, parts, optics, and accessories directly to international dealers and consumers safe, easy, and affordable for any company in the firearms industry. Buyers are vetted and approved before they can shop, and EasyExport’s software analyzes orders instantly for export and import requirements. Shipping information and documents are generated automatically so sellers can ship to international customers reliably and with confidence. EasyExport’s staff is at sellers’ beck and call with the human support that reassures them EasyExport always has their back.
EasyExport is running a special promotion through the month of November 2022, with extra incentives to sign up during October. Companies that sign up with EasyExport before October 31, 2022, can save up to $4,250 in implementation and product setup charges. In addition, the first two months of service will be included for free, for further savings of as much as $2,500. Companies that sign up with EasyExport after October 31 but before November 30 can still save up to $1,250 on implementation charges but will not qualify for the other discounts available only through October 31. Details on how to take advantage of this limited-time promotion can be found at EasyExport Fall Promotion.
EasyExport’s Fall promotion is intended to inspire every American company that sells great guns, parts, or accessories to the U.S. market to ask itself why right now – today – shouldn’t be the time to start making safe, affordable international sales a significant part of their business. To familiarize sellers with the global opportunity that exists for nearly every seller of quality products to the U.S. market, EasyExport has posted a free webinar on its website: A New Global Opportunity – Why Now is the Time to Start Selling Internationally. The webinar can be accessed at www.easyexport.net.
The webinar available on the EasyExport website explains the four reasons why so few companies in the firearms industry sell internationally today and how EasyExport overcomes all four reasons, opening the door to international revenues for every American company that offers quality products. Viewers see how EasyExport works, the initial investment required, and why EasyExport’s order processing charges are so low that sellers who use EasyExport can sell internationally without raising prices or sacrificing margins. The webinar closes by showing how EasyExport’s simple, painless, and inexpensive onboarding process moves new customers from contract to go-live in two weeks.
EasyExport does all the regulatory heavy lifting for sellers to ensure that your international shipments are safe and reliable. EasyExport’s software clears most orders for shipment immediately. In other cases — when an order cannot be shipped until after an export license or import permit has been obtained — EasyExport places a hold on the affected items so they can’t be shipped. EasyExport staff obtains export licenses and approves import permits, removing holds as these tasks are completed. Sellers are free to ship when the holds are gone. With most orders cleared instantly, companies using EasyExport frequently ship international orders the same day they are received.
EasyExport’s service doesn’t end with clearing orders for shipment. Ensuring that shipments reach their ultimate destination is critical. EasyExport supports sellers with the tools, information, and advice they need to label packages properly, select the right carriers, interact with freight forwarders effortlessly, track international shipments, and set buyer expectations regarding delivery times. EasyExport sellers ship with confidence.
EasyExport is the only solution that enables any seller of firearms, parts, or optics in the United States to ship legally, reliably, and affordably to lawful dealers, firearm owners, and government agencies around the world. EasyExport makes fulfilling international orders almost as easy as domestic orders.
With EasyExport’s no-risk service, every manufacturer and reseller in the firearms industry can sell into the global market. Set-up costs are low, contracts are cancellable at any time, and sellers pay only for orders received and shipments shipped. Prices are so low they can be recovered without raising prices.
EasyExport contracts include full training and continuous support. No export compliance expertise is required. Start selling internationally in two weeks. EasyExport provides a total, proven commercial and regulatory solution.