How Do I Choose a Freight Forwarder?
Choose a freight forwarder you can trust to understand industry regulations as well as your company’s goals. Choosing a forwarder Here are a few guiding questions as you determine which freight forwarder to work with: Is this [...]Read More
Why Do I Need a Freight Forwarder?
International trade can be overwhelming. Learn how freight forwarders help importers and exporters simplify the shipping process. What is a freight forwarder? Freight forwarders are logistics service providers relied on by importers a [...]Read More
How Do I Choose a Customs Broker?
Choosing a Customs broker is a significant decision. You want to find a broker who understands industry regulations, but also your company's goals and unique needs. Choosing a broker Here are a few guiding questions as you choose a broker [...]Read More
Why Do I Need a Customs Broker?
If your business is planning on importing a product, you’ve probably been told to work with a Customs broker (CHB). But what is a CHB, and do you really need one? What is a Customs broker? A Customs broker is a professional servic [...]Read More
Lacey Act Phase VII
In fall of 2023, APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) will publish a list of HTS codes for products which will newly require a Lacey Act declaration for Customs clearance. 6 months later, the Lacey Act declaration requirement will b [...]Read More
Are you exercising "reasonable care" as CBP Requires? "An importer of record’s failure to exercise reasonable care could delay release of the merchandise and, in some cases, could result in the imposition of penalties...One of the most signif [...]Read More
Importer Security Filings (ISFs)
Need-to-know information about the Importer Security Filing (ISF), also known as a "10+2". What is an Importer Security Filing? The ISF gives U.S. Customs critical information regarding every shipment arriving to the U.S. via ocean, incl [...]Read More
CBP Request for Information and Notice of Action
What do I do if CBP sends me a Request for Information or a Notice of Action? Shortest (and best) answer: notify your Customs broker immediately! CBP often does not send a courtesy copy of a CBP Form 28 or 29 to your Customs broker, and it [...]Read More
Commercial Invoice Requirements for Importers
Learn what information CBP requires importers to include on their commercial invoices for proper classification, valuation, and to ensure that proper duties are paid. What to Include in Commercial Invoices 19 CFR § 141.86 covers "Con [...]Read More
EPA TSCA Title VI – Formaldehyde Emissions Standards
This post was originally published on 04/9/19 and has been updated to include additional information. TSCA Title VI In 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopted regulations and policies regarding formaldehyde emissions s [...]Read More