Importers have come to know and dread the hold notifications, whether e-mailed or called in by their broker – but that doesn’t make the news any less painful to hear. Under 19 USC 1467, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hasWatch Video »
This video covers what value-based fees are and some of the common fees that are associated with VBFs. Music by https://www.free-stock-music.comWatch Video »
(Bill of Lading) A contract of carriage, used by ocean, inland waterway, rail and truck common carriers and typically contract carriers. Music by https://www.free-stock-music.comWatch Video »
A Customs bond is a contract which is given to ensure the performance of an obligation imposed by a law or regulation. Music by https://www.free-stock-music.comWatch Video »
(General Rate Increase) A general term to describe an increase in transportation rates by all or most carriers serving a general trade route or market segment. Music by https://www.free-stock-music.comWatch Video »
(Power of Attorney) A Customs power of attorney is a legal instrument by which a principal (importer) grants certain powers and authority in favor of an agent (Customs broker). The Customs power of attorney empowers the broker to act onWatch Video »
The Importer Security Filing (ISF) began in January 2009 with a one year introductory phase-in period. Full enforcement began in January 2010, but Customs and Border Protection (CBP) maintained a flexible and measured enforcement stance. Music by https://www.free-stock-music.comWatch Video »
Selecting the right Customs broker is more than choosing the lowest entry fee. The right broker looks at your business as an extension of its own and asks questions to ensure that your cargo is cleared in compliance with CustomsWatch Video »
Watch this video to learn about the markings required for your cartons. Music by https://www.free-stock-music.comWatch Video »
Do the products you import contain batteries? If so, you need to see this video that covers what to know before shipping. Music by https://www.free-stock-music.comWatch Video »
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