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Posted on: May 24, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Date of Publication: May 24, 2021 When individuals are made to provide labor or services through the use of fraud, force, or other types of coercion, this is called forced labor. Forced labor is a major issue that endangers the lives of forced laborers, negatively impacts consumers, and creates a lack of transparency in the […]

Posted on: May 7, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Date of Publication: May 7, 2021 To keep a diverse, abundant, and delicious food supply into the United States, 15% of the food supply is imported, with over 200 countries importing food products like fruits, vegetables, and seafood. Importing food into the U.S. is an important business, but there are also many regulations that importers […]

Posted on: April 26, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Date of Publication: April 26, 2021 When cargo is seized by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), getting back the cargo can be a difficult experience for the importer. Here is what to know about what happens when cargo gets seized—and the next steps importers should take if their cargo is seized. Why […]

Posted on: April 2, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Date of Publication: April 2, 2021 Wood plays an important role in the process of importing and exporting goods. Wood packaging, from pallets to crates, are used for the storage and transportation of products, and wood packaging is a reliable, reusable, and sturdy packaging solution. However, it’s important to ensure that all wood packaging is […]

Posted on: March 22, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Date of Publication: March 22, 2021 Have your ever had a shipment that was damaged? Or a shipment where you didn’t order something and it was in the shipment; or the item(s) you ordered is missing or partially missing?  As the importer you are required to advise the broker of the discrepancy. Importers should know […]

Posted on: March 11, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Date of Publication: March 11, 2021 When importing a product into the United States, there are dozens of laws and technicalities that might cause delays and complications at any part of the process. Fortunately, experienced customs brokers can help importing and exporting professionals navigate the process, avoid complications, and address issues before they arise. For […]

Posted on: March 1, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

When it comes to promoting and protecting free trade within the country, there are many steps that the United States takes to prevent the distortion or interruption of the flow of free trade. Two of these steps to ensure free, fair trade include anti-dumping tariffs and countervailing duties. What is Anti-Dumping? Dumping is when a […]

Posted on: February 2, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Date of Publication: February 2, 2021 For importers who deal with products containing composite wood, there are specific requirements to be aware of. One of these is TSCA Title VI, which went into effect in 2019 and concerns formaldehyde emissions. Understanding TSCA Title VI The Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, or TSCA Title […]

Posted on: January 19, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Date of publication: January 18, 2021 As of January 2020, new Incoterms® went into effect to help buyers and sellers agree to terms during international transactions. What are Incoterms? ® Incoterms® is an acronym for international commercial terms. A set of internationally-recognized rules issued and trademarked by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Incoterms® define […]

Posted on: January 18, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Date of publication: January 18, 2021 When preparing for an audit to assess risks and liability, understanding and having written internal controls is an important part of the process. During an audit, different factors are considered to determine if an importer poses a risk for complying with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) laws or regulations. […]