• ISF Enforcement Changes October 1st

    ISF Enforcement Changes 10/1 U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach will be implementing tighter importer security filing policies for shipments transiting these ports. The current policy “requires that all ISF information on the shipment … READ MORE »

  • Individuals Can be Held Liable for Company Imports

    Individuals Can be Held Liable for Company Imports Recently, a president of a company transferred ownership of merchandise while it was being imported into the United States to another company, which he chose to be the importer of record. He … READ MORE »

  • Duty Drawback: Are You Eligible?

    Duty drawback is a refund of duty imposed by U.S. Customs on imported merchandise or goods that are later exported, unused, or are used to make a finished good. Exports are eligible to be claimed for duty drawback up to … READ MORE »

  • How to Import Auto Parts into the U.S.

    How to Import Auto Parts into the U.S. Prior to importation, those whom import auto parts must ensure that the goods meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Each type of auto part faces different … READ MORE »

  • C-TPAT Freight Forwarder and Customs Broker

    Every company should integrate C-TPAT as part of their corporate culture in working exclusively with a C-TPAT freight forwarder and customs broker, proactively preventing ┬ásecurity issues within the supply chain. C-TPAT, which stands for “Customs-Trade Against Terrorism”, was launched in … 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 »

  • CBP to Enter Liquidated Damages Phase of ISF Filings

    CBP to Enter Liquidated Damages Phase of ISF Filings Starting July 9, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin the liquidated damages phase of the Importer Security Filing (ISF) enforcement process. The ISF 10+2 requires importers and carriers to … READ MORE »

  • Customs Clearance: The Difference Between Making a Profit – or Not

    Customs Clearance: The Difference Between Making a Profit – or Not Do you or someone on your staff monitor and implement the constantly changing regulations of international trade? Many small-to medium-sized companies that import or export their products do not … READ MORE »