Have you taken reliable measures to ensure imported goods are not produced wholly or in part with convict labor, forced labor, and/or indentured labor (including forced or indentured child labor)? Informed Compliance Publication (ICP) – “Reason [...]

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As the exporter, it is your responsibility to know your product and your customer, as these will determine your licensing obligations. Export License Factors There are 5 factors that determine your obligations under Section 732 [...]

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What is a Foreign Trade Zone? Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) are designated areas within the United States that are treated by Customs as if they are outside of the United States. By allowing merchandise to be entered into a zone free of duty, [...]

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get a quote Do I need cargo insurance? Without marine cargo insurance, importers don’t have any real protection if your goods are... damaged lost in transit subject to a General Average Damage to a container can have [...]

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Direct identification drawback is the simplest type of unused merchandise drawback claim under the U.S. Duty Drawback program. Unused direct ID drawback Unused direct identification drawback applies to goods that are: exported OR d [...]

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Unused merchandise drawback is one of the more common categories of drawback claims under the U.S. duty drawback program. What is unused merchandise drawback? Unused merchandise drawback allows for a duty refund up to 99% for imported goo [...]

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Details you should know about Antidumping duties (AD) and Countervailing duties (CVD) if your company is planning to import. What are antidumping and countervailing duties? Antidumping or countervailing duties are imposed when the Departm [...]

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The rise of e-commerce in recent years has also meant a rise in counterfeit imports. Learn about why counterfeit goods are dangerous and steps you can take to help prevent them. Is it illegal to import counterfeit goods? Yes. Be advised i [...]

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Importers should become CTPAT members to ensure a higher level of supply chain security, and to enjoy the benefits of being considered a lower risk by CBP. What is CTPAT? The Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) is a [...]

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Information for importers on FDA's Food Traceability Final Rule: What is the Food Traceability Final Rule? The Food Traceability Final Rule establishes recordkeeping requirements intended to improve the process of tracing and removing con [...]

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Monthly Supply Chain Newsletter: The CrossDock