• China to Levy 6% VAT on Logistics Services Paid in China

    Effective August 1, 2013, China will levy a 6% value-added tax (VAT) on logistics services in an effort to balance out China’s economy and boost its services sector.The VAT is considered a tax cut for Chinese companies when compared to … READ MORE »

  • GSP Program to Expire July 31

    GSP Program to Expire July 31 – Higher Duty Rates on Imports from 127 Countries Companies importing from the 127 GSP eligible countries will face higher duty rates when the GSP program expires on July 31st, unless it is renewed … READ MORE »

  • Import Wine, Spirits, and Beer into the United States

    Requirements for Importing Wine, Spirits, and Beer into the United States All entities importing alcoholic beverages into the United States for wholesale or retail use are required to obtain the following permits/certifications: 1. TTB 5100.24 – Importer Basic Permit 2. … READ MORE »

  • How to Import into the United States

    How to Import into the United States Those importing goods into the United States could face many regulations, restrictions, and requirements by various government agencies. For instance, certain goods may require government agency permits and licenses or are subject to … READ MORE »

  • Importer Security Filing 10+2 Requirements for Importers

    Importer Security Filing 10+2 Requirements for Importers Importers bringing goods into the United States via ocean vessel are responsible for electronically submitting an Importer Security Filing at least 24 hours before the merchandise is loaded at point of origin. The … READ MORE »