6 04, 2020

Surprising Goods Spiking in Import Volume During the Pandemic

By | 2023-11-08T00:05:12+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 | 2023-11-08T00:05:44+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 | 2023-11-08T00:05:44+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 | 2023-11-08T00:05:45+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 | 2023-11-08T00:05:45+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 | 2023-11-08T00:05:45+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 [...]

15 11, 2019

What is an importer security filing (also known as 10+2))?

By | 2023-11-08T00:05:46+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

If you’re just looking into doing imports on a small scale, or you’re a part of a large enterprise that imports mass consumer goods to the US, you’re probably aware of the mountain of paperwork it takes to get your items from point A to point B (depending on the [...]

8 11, 2019

What You Need to Know to Import Goods from China to the U.S.

By | 2023-11-08T00:05:47+00:00 November 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

For quite some time now, China has been the choice country of origin for many different kinds of imported goods — and that shows no immediate signs of slowing down. The good news is that the import/export business is in a period of growth and there is plenty of space [...]

6 09, 2019

The Tariff Preference Level Definition: What is TPL?

By | 2023-11-08T00:05:48+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 [...]

23 01, 2019

Customs Compliance: When and How to File your ISF

By | 2023-11-08T00:07:06+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

In 2009, the CBP introduced a new rule detailing requirements for importers dealing with containerized cargo. Developed as a national security measure, the rule requires importers to transmit key pieces of information to the CBP so that the threat of the cargo can be assessed with each shipment. Known as [...]

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