Christmas time is here at last, bringing with it a host of holiday-related border-crossing questions. In fact, some of these might be what brought you to this blog in the first place.Learn More
Each year around this time, consumers ship gifts to clients, friends and family. If these gifts are crossing into the US from a foreign country, there are a few things you should know.
If you are already a business professional who knows what a USMCA or CUSMA Certificate of Origin is, what its benefits are, and
In today's compliance driven world, where US Customs is enforcing rules more than ever and issuing penalties, importers are left wondering how...
Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) | So you have just cleared your first shipment into the U.S. and the prospects for increasing exports to the U.S. are high; your business plan is coming together.
You have made your sale, shipped the goods to your US buyer, and the shipment is on its way to the border. Then, without warning, the goods are stopped at the port of entry, and the customs broker requests an IRS number. At this point, you are likely wondering what an IRS number is and why it is needed. To help you understand, let's dive into this scenario a little deeper.
Importing a motor vehicle into the US can be difficult. However, we have broken down the process into three steps for those who want to engage in this venture independently.
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requires an entry bond when goods are imported. There are two types of entry bonds: continuous or single entry. Both bonds guarantee that any fees owed to Customs and Partner Government Agencies (PGAs) will be paid. The importer or the surety company that sold the bonds must cover the fees.
You may have noticed a few more drink options on restaurant menus and grocery and liquor store shelves; non-alcoholic beverages. Although long-standing brands have held these spots, never before have there been so many options. They are referred to as mocktails, zero-proof cocktails, and contain little to no alcohol within them but all the flavor of favorite bar go-tos. With so many of these businesses opening up shop in Canada, and increasing demand, exporting to the US may be the next step of your commercial growth strategy.
Craft beer, wine, distilled spirits, cider, whiskey, malt beverages
Phones, computers, circuit assemblies, monitors, power units
Medical devices, bandages, masks, wheelchairs, ventilators and other related items
Wood furniture, wood products, manufactured wood products, tables, beds, or wardrobes
Fresh produce items such as bananas, kiwis, grapes and mangoes etc.Learn More