16 09, 2020

Entry Types: A Guide for Importers

By | 2020-09-16T19:57:35+00:00 September 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Looking back to 2001, we can see the moment in which US Customs merged together with other agencies -- founding what we know now as Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Along with this merging, the mission shifted from simply administering tariffs, to homeland security. CBP as we know it, in [...]

15 07, 2020

A Guide to Post Summary Corrections for Importers

By | 2020-07-15T18:20:35+00:00 July 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

What is a Post Summary Correction (PSC)? And why would you request one?  In Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) words: “Submission of a PSC is the sole method for trade to electronically correct entry summaries prior to liquidation.”  This means that a PSC allows the importing party to modify their [...]

12 06, 2020

USMCA: New Trade Center For Private Sector Support

By | 2020-06-12T19:52:09+00:00 June 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Earlier this month, US Customs and Border Patrol announced that a USMCA Center has been opened in Washington, DC. The Center will be staffed with customs professionals equipped with tools to support the private sector in navigating USMCA. More specifically, the center will focus on things like:  Regulatory changes Automation [...]

6 04, 2020

Surprising Goods Spiking in Import Volume During the Pandemic

By | 2020-04-06T20:44:59+00:00 April 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

We’ve been keeping a close eye on all news related to COVID-19 and its current and future impact on the global market. As a customs broker and consulting agency, it’s critical that we’re providing importers with updated and accurate information.  We recently put out a quick interview we did with [...]

29 01, 2020

Our Quick Guide to Foreign Trade Zones

By | 2020-01-29T18:34:06+00:00 January 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Working in imports/exports in the US is an exciting industry -- as it’s growing more year over year. That being said, competition is always lurking around the corner, so it’s critical that importing/exporting organizations do what they can to ensure they’re keeping costs down and taking advantage of regulations that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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