24 10, 2018

Trade Tariffs: Then and Now

By | 2018-10-24T14:22:15+00:00 October 24th, 2018|U.S. Customs|

For as long as the U.S. has been a country, there have been tariffs -- but the motivation behind the tariffs was a little different back then from what you see now. The country was in its infancy, so when the U.S. Congress passed the tariff act in 1790 to [...]

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 [...]

26 09, 2018

When Is The Right Time To Contact a Customs Broker?

By | 2018-10-24T14:03:57+00:00 September 26th, 2018|U.S. Customs|

Hint: It’s not halfway through the importing procedure! If you’re only contacting a customs broker when your imported goods are in motion, you’re missing out on some of the most key advantages a customs broker has to offer -- and while a customs broker can help at any stage, waiting [...]

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 [...]

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