19 09, 2018

Cargo Insurance: Do You Need The Extra Protection?

By | 2018-09-19T14:26:42+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 | 2018-08-22T14:54:19+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 [...]

1 08, 2018

Customs Brokerage: What You Need To Know About Continuous And Single Entry Bonds

By | 2018-08-01T14:11:26+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Forms and Documents|

Commercial importing can feel like a sea of paperwork. Declarations, invoices, permits, bonds… trying to navigate every aspect of clearing customs on your own can feel like you’re swimming against the current. Luckily, customs brokers are experts in everything to do with clearing your shipments. In order to clear up [...]

26 07, 2018

5 Questions To Prepare Yourself Before You Contact A Customs Broker

By | 2018-07-26T17:59:10+00:00 July 26th, 2018|U.S. Customs|

So, you’re thinking about contacting a customs broker. Perhaps you’re interested in becoming a Non-Resident importer, or you’re looking into importing personal goods as a resident. Maybe your business is growing to the point where handling customs is too big on your own — congratulations! — or perhaps you’re interested [...]

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