5 12, 2018

How To Import Goods For Someone Else — And Save Duty Fees!

By | 2018-12-05T19:29:04+00:00 December 5th, 2018|U.S. Customs|

When you think importing, what comes to mind? We’re willing to bet you said cross-border shopping, or commercial importing, or even moving vehicles around... but what about importing personal goods that belong to someone else? Whether you’re helping someone move or bringing them a gift, you may someday run into [...]

30 11, 2018

4 Important Tips to Help You Find Trusted Suppliers for Your Imports

By | 2018-11-30T15:40:33+00:00 November 30th, 2018|U.S. Customs|

Foreign companies that export their goods worldwide are, in many cases, the lifeblood of their counterparts in the United States. These suppliers allow American companies to operate, make sales, and generate revenues to grow their businesses. Whether you deal specifically in importation or you’re reliant upon selling of items from [...]

22 11, 2018

The FDA Naughty List: Are Your Goods on Import Alert?

By | 2018-11-22T18:02:49+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|U.S. Customs|

It’s not uncommon for importers to have items be detained for physical examination by US customs agents. While undoubtedly frustrating, at least one can take comfort in knowing their goods are still en route and there is conceivably a light at the end of the tunnel. But what about knowing [...]

15 11, 2018

A Brief History of American Trade Wars

By | 2018-11-15T19:13:09+00:00 November 15th, 2018|U.S. Customs|

With recent stories of NAFTA’s renegotiation to form the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, as well as an ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China dominating headlines in the past few months, the global trade landscape appears to be in a highly contentious period. Though trade wars are typically cause [...]

24 10, 2018

Trade Tariffs: Then and Now

By | 2018-10-24T14:22:15+00:00 October 24th, 2018|U.S. Customs|

For as long as the U.S. has been a country, there have been tariffs -- but the motivation behind the tariffs was a little different back then from what you see now. The country was in its infancy, so when the U.S. Congress passed the tariff act in 1790 to [...]

10 10, 2018

What Can a Customs Broker Do For Me?

By | 2018-10-24T14:02:55+00:00 October 10th, 2018|U.S. Customs|

A customs broker can do a lot for business owners and individuals involved in the importing industry. First and foremost, a broker will relieve any excess stress that comes with handling international imports, such paperwork, government regulations, and international trading laws. But that’s not all a customs broker can do [...]

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