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 [...]

26 10, 2019

Key Steps for Clearing Customs With Ease

By | 2019-10-26T15:31:27+00:00 October 26th, 2019|U.S. Customs|

If you’re looking to import a container of commercial goods into the United States, chances are you may be aware already that there are certain steps required in order to comply with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, also known as CBP. (Did you know that CBP is actually one of [...]

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 [...]

21 09, 2019

Bringing Pets into the U.S.

By | 2019-09-21T00:00:52+00:00 September 21st, 2019|Forms and Documents, U.S. Customs|

Do you plan on traveling with your furry friend? Or maybe you’re interested in buying a little companion from overseas. Either way, you probably have some questions about getting pets over the border. There are a few things you’ll need to understand about bringing pets into the U.S. before you [...]

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 [...]

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