15 08, 2019

Temporary Import Bonds and U.S. Trade Shows

By | 2019-08-15T20:28:20+00:00 August 15th, 2019|Forms and Documents, U.S. Customs|

Trade shows can bring many new and unique challenges for businesses. Whether you’re an experienced importer/exporter or not, participating in a trade show can leave you scratching your head. You may have heard that using a temporary import bond is the right way to go, but what exactly does that [...]

9 08, 2019

How Long Does It Take To Get Through Customs?

By | 2019-08-09T18:32:09+00:00 August 9th, 2019|Forms and Documents, U.S. Customs|

We don’t think there’s anyone in this world who enjoys going through customs. Sure, the excitement of traveling can sometimes ease the pain, but most people would like to get it over with as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, going through customs simply takes as long as it takes and there’s [...]

3 08, 2019

USMCA Refresher: What is USMCA?

By | 2019-08-03T03:21:33+00:00 August 3rd, 2019|U.S. Customs|

The USMCA Story So far Up until recently, NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) was the trade deal that Canada, Mexico and the United States jointly agreed upon. NAFTA was fully established in 1994 with the goal of eliminating trade barriers and encouraging investments between the three countries. The pros [...]

26 07, 2019

The US/China Trade War: Managing Chinese Import Tariffs

By | 2019-07-25T21:15:28+00:00 July 26th, 2019|U.S. Customs|

The trade relationship between the U.S. and China has been heating up for over a year. Currently, both countries have placed high import tariffs on each other. China and the U.S. are the two biggest economies in the world, so people all over the globe are paying attention. In part [...]

19 07, 2019

The US Tariffs on China List: What It Means for Consumers

By | 2019-08-05T16:57:42+00:00 July 19th, 2019|U.S. Customs|

A hot topic in the news these days is the trade relationship between U.S. and China. It’s an interesting, if not slightly troubling, time for global economists, investors, importers and retailers. There are currently high import tariffs from China to the U.S., and vice versa. For Americans, importing from China [...]

5 07, 2019

What Is A Duty Drawback?

By | 2019-07-05T21:43:13+00:00 July 5th, 2019|U.S. Customs|

Duty drawbacks have been around for a long time, and were first established in 1789. They were put in place to boost production and trade of goods for American manufacturers. Interestingly, these duty drawbacks are still used today, though there have been some changes and additions from Congress over the [...]

28 06, 2019

What you need to know about Customs Compliance

By | 2019-06-28T13:51:17+00:00 June 28th, 2019|U.S. Customs|

Importing goods over the border can be a complex and intimidating task. There are many rules and regulations placed on the import of goods by the US. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the importer is expected to have a thorough understanding of them. The least costly way to get [...]

21 06, 2019

Border bonds: Single Entry vs Continuous Bonds

By | 2019-06-21T14:58:00+00:00 June 21st, 2019|Forms and Documents, U.S. Customs|

Navigating commercial importing is like battling a sea of paperwork. Declarations, invoices, permits, border bonds… trying to navigate every aspect of clearing customs on your own can feel like you’re swimming against the current. In order to clear up some of the confusion around customs procedures, we’re going over two [...]

7 06, 2019

Multimodal vs Intermodal Transportation: Which is Better?

By | 2019-06-07T19:28:45+00:00 June 7th, 2019|U.S. Customs|

There’s a fine line that separates intermodal and multimodal transportation. It’s nearly indiscernible; both are used as a means of cargo transportation and to determine the best transportation route while utilizing transport carriers in order to get deliveries from door to door. In short, intermodal shipping utilizes several different contracts [...]

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