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 [...]

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 [...]

4 07, 2018

Small, Medium, and Large: Customs Brokers for Any Size

By | 2018-07-04T14:37:16+00:00 July 4th, 2018|U.S. Customs|

Whether an importer is in their first year of business, or they’re an established veteran in the industry, it’s never too early or too late to start thinking about investing money in a customs broker. Regardless the amount of brokerage fees, a customs broker will help mediate between importer and [...]

29 03, 2018

Renegotiations of TPP?

By | 2018-03-29T17:22:14+00:00 March 29th, 2018|U.S. Customs|

When President Obama was in office in 2016, his decision for the United States to be a part of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) was based on strengthening economic ties with Asian Nations. Flash forward to President Trump’s first week in office, and the TPP is officially terminated. Trump supported [...]

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 [...]

8 03, 2018

Why US Import Prices Are Surging This Year

By | 2018-05-31T10:48:35+00:00 March 8th, 2018|U.S. Customs|

In January 2018, import prices rose by 1% in the United States in contrast to a forecasted rise of 0.6%; the forecasted rise for December 2017 was 0.2% but turned out to only be 0.1%. What caused such an unexpected hike in import prices in January 2018? There are two factors at play here: the cost of imported petroleum, and the weakening US dollar against foreign trade partners’ currencies.

20 02, 2018

How To Start an Import Business

By | 2018-05-31T10:53:14+00:00 February 20th, 2018|U.S. Customs|

Gone are the days of setting up shop at a brick and mortar store down the street. If you’re starting a business, making sales can be as simple as setting up a website. It’s no secret that having an import/export business can be extremely profitable -- especially if you do [...]

9 02, 2018

The USA’s Free Trade Agreements: The Run-Down

By | 2018-02-09T21:41:09+00:00 February 9th, 2018|U.S. Customs|

It may or may not come to you as a surprise that the United States is party to many international free-trade agreements (FTAs). In fact, the US is a leader of the free-trade movement, and operates in accordance with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (a legal agreement between [...]

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