14 02, 2019

The 25-Year Rule: Antique Car Imports

By | 2019-02-14T17:21:29+00:00 February 14th, 2019|Forms and Documents, U.S. Customs|

The Mitsubishi FTO. The Subaru WRX STI. The Opel Tigra. Beyond being cool cars, these models — and a slew of others — have something in common: they’re only becoming eligible to import this year. This is thanks to a legal clause known as the 25-year rule, which states that certain [...]

30 01, 2019

Customs Compliance: Power of Attorney

By | 2019-01-30T16:17:46+00:00 January 30th, 2019|Forms and Documents|

Customs brokers are regulated and authorized by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to do our jobs. We’re licensed — we’ve passed all the exams — and we’re professionals, but we don’t actually work for CBP or the federal government. When you, an importer, contact a customs broker, we need [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

11 07, 2018

A Brief Overview of the Harmonized System

By | 2018-10-24T14:09:13+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Forms and Documents|

When governments, international bodies, or — on a smaller scale —  importers engage in international trade, it isn’t simply a free-for-all. There are specific guidelines that must be followed in order to keep a uniform set of procedures. These procedures fall under the globally accepted Harmonized System, a series of [...]

26 03, 2018

Guide to Non-Resident Importing

By | 2018-05-31T10:47:53+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Forms and Documents, U.S. Customs|

Expanding into international markets is a worthwhile business decision. There is no need to occupy a physical address in the country whose market you wish to become involved in either. By registering to become a non-resident importer (NRI), you can do all your business from the comfort of your home [...]