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27 09, 2019

Border Patrol History In The U.S.

By | 2019-09-27T20:09:55+00:00 September 27th, 2019|U.S. Customs|

In the United States, border patrol history is rich and long-lasting. In July 2019 the U.S. commemorated the 230th anniversary of their first border control agency, the United States Customs Service, a precursor to the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP). With more than 60,000 employees, the CBP is [...]

10 10, 2018

What Can a Customs Broker Do For Me?

By | 2018-10-24T14:02:55+00:00 October 10th, 2018|U.S. Customs|

A customs broker can do a lot for business owners and individuals involved in the importing industry. First and foremost, a broker will relieve any excess stress that comes with handling international imports, such paperwork, government regulations, and international trading laws. But that’s not all a customs broker can do [...]

19 09, 2018

Cargo Insurance: Do You Need The Extra Protection?

By | 2018-09-19T14:54:18+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Forms and Documents, Ocean Cargo|

Like it or not, whether you’re shipping by land, sea or air, there’s always a possibility that your cargo will be damaged along the way. There’s no way of completely guaranteeing safe cargo. You can’t control natural disasters, weather anomalies, human error, or, if you’re unlucky, dishonest shippers. Just a [...]

12 09, 2018

Saving Duty On Cross-Border Shopping: Why A Customs Broker Isn’t Just for Businesses

By | 2018-09-12T17:47:22+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

There’s no denying that Americans love to engage in cross-border shopping. This is especially true in recent years with the U.S. dollar being much stronger than its international counterparts, such as the Canadian dollar. According to the Huffington Post, in a study conducted by the National Bank Financial Markets in [...]

6 09, 2018

Importing Alcohol: How Does it Work?

By | 2018-09-06T16:08:59+00:00 September 6th, 2018|U.S. Customs|

The import of alcohol in the United States can be a lucrative business. According to Statista, the U.S. made roughly 223.2 billion dollars in alcoholic beverage sales back in 2016 -- and that number has continued to grow steadily since 2006. But while the majority of that money comes from [...]

22 08, 2018

Navigating Temporary Imports: ATA Carnet

By | 2018-10-24T14:04:55+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Forms and Documents, U.S. Customs|

Temporary imports, while generally not what most people would think of when they think about imports, are a key kind of import that allows companies and professionals to bring in samples, equipment, and prototypes without being charged duty they otherwise would have to pay. Because a temporary import will not [...]

8 08, 2018

Fulfillment by Amazon: An Overview for Businesses

By | 2018-08-08T13:46:11+00:00 August 8th, 2018|U.S. Customs|

Ecommerce is booming, and it doesn’t look like the online shopping momentum is about to end any time soon. Amazon, in particular, is a pack leader; the online retailer has completely changed how we think about shopping and selling. It’s such a powerhouse that Amazon’s net sales were $178 billion [...]

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