Import USA Support Center

Freightclear offers this support page as an educational and professional resource for importers to the USA. Check back often for updates.
Guide to nearshoring imports and supply chain USA

Benefits of Nearshoring

The Benefits of Nearshoring Imports to the USA In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards nearshoring imports to the USA. This shift

Customs Clearance Basics

If you’re looking to import goods to the United States, you need to understand the customs clearance process. Customs clearance is the process of ensuring

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Diversifying Your Global Supply Chain

Global manufacturing and supply chains are crucial to the success of businesses worldwide. However, relying solely on one supplier or manufacturer can create vulnerability to

Working with a Customs Broker

Working with a customs broker to import goods into the United States If you’re a business that is looking to import goods from overseas into

What is U.S. Customs and what is their role?

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security. The CBP is responsible for enforcing

Customs container inspections

Under Title 19, section 1467, of the United States Code (19 U.S.C. 1467), CBP has a right to examine any shipment imported into the United

Carnet items for import

Eligible items for Carnets Commercial samples, professional equipment and advertising material can be imported into the United States by a nonresident. Other countries permit the

Importing tea coffee or spices

Imports of tea, coffee, and spices are subject to review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)and their admissibility is determined by the FDA. You may

Importing seafood

The importation of seafood is governed by the Food and Drug Administration, the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service. The importation

Import a motorcycle to the USA

Before you decide to import a motorcycle into the United States, you should ensure it conforms to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of

Quotas and Imported Goods

Many kinds of goods imported for commercial use may be subject to a quota limit. It is the classification number of the article as identified

Formal Import Entries

If your goods are valued at more than $2000, or for commercial textile shipments (clothes/materials) regardless of value, you will be required to file a

Informal Import Entries

If the value of your purchase(s) is less than $2000 and your goods are being shipped by mail or freight, they may, in most cases,

Paying Duty to clear customs

Paying Duty The importer is ultimately responsible for paying any duty owed on an import. Determining duty can be very complicated, and while shipping services

Importing Prohibited Merchandise

Purchasers should also be aware that some products might be considered contraband and cannot be brought into the United States under any circumstances. This includes