11 01, 2020

The Difference Between a Formal Entry & Informal Entry

By | 2020-01-11T18:22:54+00:00 January 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|

This week, we wanted to continue on in our goal of answering the most common questions we get! We’ve built this blog to work as a resource for first-time and seasoned importers.  For an interesting and educational read, check out our FAQ! We cover some of the other most common [...]

29 12, 2019

Importing Wholesale: The Breakdown

By | 2019-12-29T17:16:51+00:00 December 29th, 2019|U.S. Customs|

Importing wholesale goods into the U.S. can be an extremely profitable business venture -- especially considering the lower cost of manufacturing in other countries.  That being said, like with any other kind of business undertaking, you must be fully informed of all the regulations, laws, and fees that would be [...]

21 12, 2019

What is Anti-Dumping Duty and Countervailing Duty (AD/CV)?

By | 2019-12-21T15:25:21+00:00 December 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

If you’ve done any kind of importing to the U.S., chances are that you’ve come across these two prominent industry terms: anti-dumping duty and countervailing duty. They’re two common terms that pop up everywhere if you’ve done any kind of work doing importing/exporting documentation.  The reality of the industry is [...]

12 12, 2019

Do You Actually Need Cargo Insurance?

By | 2019-12-12T17:33:12+00:00 December 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Even though various insurance policies are woven into our everyday lives, purchasing insurance still seems to inspire some pretty begrudged feelings. This makes sense of course, it’s an intangible item that doesn’t necessarily immediately benefit the purchaser (except for peace of mind).  Think about this: have you thought about what [...]

9 12, 2019

How Do I Claim Section 321 For My Shipment?

By | 2019-12-09T20:44:40+00:00 December 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Swimming through a pile of regulations and paperwork is definitely not pleasant, especially if you’re a first time importer (but even experienced importers)! That being said, when starting a new business, we understand that saving wherever you can is critical to your growth, so we’ve decided to take a closer [...]

3 12, 2019

Trade Compliance: What You Need to Know

By | 2019-12-03T19:44:29+00:00 December 3rd, 2019|U.S. Customs|

For those that may not know, trade compliance refers to the regulatory framework for all trade between countries. Certain stipulations within the regulations may include classification, risk determination, lending, and applicable duties and/or fees. In some cases, specific countries may have different trade agreements for every country it interacts with.  [...]

24 11, 2019

How to Evaluate Customs Brokers

By | 2019-11-24T16:16:04+00:00 November 24th, 2019|U.S. Customs|

Businesses and organizations of all sizes benefit from partnering with a customs brokerage to ensure they clear customs with ease. Whether this is a one time thing, or you import millions of dollars worth of goods each year, any shortcomings to the customs process can result in fines, costly delays, [...]

1 11, 2019

What You Need To Know: Importing/Exporting Business Basics

By | 2019-11-01T14:25:35+00:00 November 1st, 2019|U.S. Customs|

If you’re just beginning your journey into learning what it takes to have an import/export business, start by getting a handle on this one thing: importing is not just something to take on easily and hack your way through it. Competition is stiff -- no matter the kind of imports [...]

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