Assessing your current supply chain for diversification

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Evaluating your supply chain’s vulnerability to disruptions is a critical step in ensuring the continuity of your business operations. Disruptions can come in many forms, including natural disasters, geopolitical events, and unexpected changes in demand. Therefore, it is essential to have a comprehensive understanding of your supply chain and the potential risks that may arise. […]

Diversifying Your Global Supply Chain

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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 disruption, especially in times of global events such as pandemics, natural disasters, or political changes. Therefore, diversifying your supply chain by working with multiple suppliers and manufacturers across different regions […]

ISF Filing Guide for Ocean Freight Imports to USA

If you’re importing goods into the USA via ocean freight, you must understand the ISF filing requirements. This guide will help you comprehend ISF filing, the people responsible for it, the key components, the data elements, submission timelines, and fees. Additionally, we’ve provided tips and warnings throughout the article to help you avoid mistakes that […]

Documents needed for clearing freight through U.S. Customs

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Importing goods into the United States can be a complicated process, especially when it comes to navigating the requirements for clearing customs. One of the most important parts of this process is ensuring that you have all the necessary documents in order to clear goods through U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Understanding the U.S […]

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 the United States, you’ll likely need the services of a customs broker. A customs broker is a licensed professional who helps businesses navigate the complex process of importing goods across […]

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 the laws and regulations of the United States related to the import and export of goods. This includes regulating the flow of goods across U.S. borders, collecting duties and taxes […]

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 States and it is important to know that you, the importer, must bear the cost of such cargo exams. Cleared and delivered in no way can control or defer the […]

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 use of a carnet to import the above materials and other categories of goods such as, ordinary goods like computers, tools, cameras and video equipment, industrial machinery, automobiles, gems and […]

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 want to contact the FDA to obtain instructions on how to label the products (i.e., ingredients, nutrition, content etc.). FDA can be reached at 1-888-723-3366. or All commercial imports of food products require […]

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 of marine mammals is also under the jurisdiction of the NMFS and FWS. Tuna and anchovies are subject to Quota. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife restricts the quantity of caviar […]