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13 09, 2019

Importing Cars To The U.S.

By | 2019-09-13T20:36:04+00:00 September 13th, 2019|Forms and Documents, U.S. Customs|

These days, many people are interested in importing cars to the U.S. for personal use. Some might think it’s a daunting task not worth undertaking, especially when so many kinds of cars are readily available in the U.S. already. However, there are actually three common reasons why someone might want [...]

6 09, 2019

The Tariff Preference Level Definition: What is TPL?

By | 2019-09-06T20:03:53+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

What are Tariff Preference Levels? Under both NAFTA and the upcoming USMCA, garment and apparel products made in either the U.S., Canada, or Mexico fall under the free trade agreement. The trade of these products between NAFTA countries is, to some extent, duty free or exempt from some duties. These [...]

30 08, 2019

Five Surprising Things on the U.S. Customs Prohibited Items

By | 2019-08-30T17:41:23+00:00 August 30th, 2019|U.S. Customs|

When you’re shopping online or planning to import a common household item into the United States, you probably aren’t wondering whether it’s banned or not. After all, companies like Amazon or Ebay regulate these things and U.S. citizens have a lot of freedom in what they’re allowed to import. If [...]

23 08, 2019

The U.S. Customs Cash Limit: Money at the Border

By | 2019-08-23T14:40:11+00:00 August 23rd, 2019|Forms and Documents|

When traveling, it makes sense to many people to carry some cash on them. You never know when you’ll encounter a vendor who doesn’t accept debit or credit. Other times, travelers may choose to exchange their money to foreign currency before they leave. Whatever the reason, traveling with cash is [...]

15 08, 2019

Temporary Import Bonds and U.S. Trade Shows

By | 2019-08-15T20:28:20+00:00 August 15th, 2019|Forms and Documents, U.S. Customs|

Trade shows can bring many new and unique challenges for businesses. Whether you’re an experienced importer/exporter or not, participating in a trade show can leave you scratching your head. You may have heard that using a temporary import bond is the right way to go, but what exactly does that [...]

9 08, 2019

How Long Does It Take To Get Through Customs?

By | 2019-08-09T18:32:09+00:00 August 9th, 2019|Forms and Documents, U.S. Customs|

We don’t think there’s anyone in this world who enjoys going through customs. Sure, the excitement of traveling can sometimes ease the pain, but most people would like to get it over with as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, going through customs simply takes as long as it takes and there’s [...]

3 08, 2019

USMCA Refresher: What is USMCA?

By | 2019-08-03T03:21:33+00:00 August 3rd, 2019|U.S. Customs|

The USMCA Story So far Up until recently, NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) was the trade deal that Canada, Mexico and the United States jointly agreed upon. NAFTA was fully established in 1994 with the goal of eliminating trade barriers and encouraging investments between the three countries. The pros [...]

26 07, 2019

The US/China Trade War: Managing Chinese Import Tariffs

By | 2019-07-25T21:15:28+00:00 July 26th, 2019|U.S. Customs|

The trade relationship between the U.S. and China has been heating up for over a year. Currently, both countries have placed high import tariffs on each other. China and the U.S. are the two biggest economies in the world, so people all over the globe are paying attention. In part [...]

19 07, 2019

The US Tariffs on China List: What It Means for Consumers

By | 2019-08-05T16:57:42+00:00 July 19th, 2019|U.S. Customs|

A hot topic in the news these days is the trade relationship between U.S. and China. It’s an interesting, if not slightly troubling, time for global economists, investors, importers and retailers. There are currently high import tariffs from China to the U.S., and vice versa. For Americans, importing from China [...]

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