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6 04, 2017

Are You Prepared for a US Customs Audit?

By | 2018-05-31T10:51:48+00:00 April 6th, 2017|U.S. Customs|

If you’re a US importer, no matter the scale of your business, it’s more likely than not that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will audit your operations and your transactional compliance at some point. They may look for a history of compliance errors, poorly defined and documented internal control procedures, [...]

1 04, 2017

Tips for Speeding Your Way Through Customs

By | 2018-05-31T10:52:44+00:00 April 1st, 2017|U.S. Customs|

Imagine speeding your way through customs. Believe it or not, as unattainable as it may seem to travel your way through customs at a respectable speed—especially post 9-11, and especially for new businesses—with time, patience, and the help of a qualified customs broker, you’d be surprised how simple it can [...]

30 03, 2017

The Benefits of Appointing a Licensed Customs Broker

By | 2017-08-16T15:50:35+00:00 March 30th, 2017|U.S. Customs|

Even though there’s no law that says you need to hire a customs broker to get clearance for your goods, there’s a reason so many do. The fact is, navigating import brokerage can be intimidating no matter who you are. Not only is there a lot to learn, but the [...]

28 03, 2017

The 5 Most Important Functions of Commercial Customs Brokers

By | 2018-05-31T10:55:41+00:00 March 28th, 2017|U.S. Customs|

Commercial customs brokers exist to facilitate international trade and to oversee your affairs with an efficient, effective, and hassle-free strategy in place. Licensed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, it’s a customs broker’s job to make sure that importers and exporters meet federal requirements for international shipments. They’re responsible for [...]

21 03, 2017

ISF Filing (10+2): What, When & Why

By | 2017-08-16T15:58:00+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Ocean Cargo, U.S. Customs|

The Importer Security Filing (ISF filing) applies to all incoming cargo to the United States by Ocean Vessel. ISF filing was first introduced in 2009 and officially went into effect late in 2010. ISF was put in place for targeting and security purposes only and does not necessarily effect trade enforcement or admissibility of your cargo however US. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will compare data filed with your customs entry to assess risk.

10 03, 2017

US Customs Duty-Free Allowance

By | 2017-08-16T15:58:44+00:00 March 10th, 2017|U.S. Customs|

It’s basic knowledge that when you’re entering or returning to the US from a foreign country with goods you purchased or received while away, you need to declare them to Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Basic, right?   The reality is that bringing goods into the US for resale can [...]

10 03, 2017

What do Harder Border Controls Mean for Logistic Companies?

By | 2017-03-29T23:14:31+00:00 March 10th, 2017|U.S. Customs|

Under the Trump administration, it’s hard to deny that the worlds’ landscape is changing as far as border controls and business relationships go. Historically, the border between the US and Canada has been a pretty uneventful one. But that relative lack of drama at the border can’t be taken for [...]

9 03, 2017

What is an Import Broker?

By | 2017-08-16T16:00:07+00:00 March 9th, 2017|U.S. Customs|

If you want your imports to see success in today’s global import marketplace, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of international trade—like knowing your way around customs clearance: entry procedures, admissibility requirements, classification, valuation, and the rates of duty and applicable taxes and fees for imported merchandise. Not exactly a [...]