Customs clearance through JFK airport can be slow and arduous. The bureaucracy involved, the paperwork needed, and clearances' specifics can make the process more complicated than it needs to be. A customs broker can help cut through this red tape. They understand the ins and outs of the system and ... Read More
The Customs Clearance Process – Everything You need to Know
Business owners hoping to expand their operations may look outside their country’s borders to find new customers. To successfully send products overseas, however, it’s vital for a company to know about shipping laws and customs first or it could be hit with unexpected expenses. ... Read More
Foreign Supplier Verification Program: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Importers?
According to the FDA, "15 percent of the U.S. food supply is imported, including nearly 50 percent of fresh fruit and 20 percent of fresh vegetables, and 80 percent of seafood." The FDA has implemented a program called the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). It is part of the Food Safety ... Read More
5 Tips for Smooth ISF Filing and Customs Clearance for Importers
If you are importing goods into the US via Sea freight for the first time, you will need to know about the Importer Security Filing (ISF). It is a document that supports the importation of containerized goods and serves as your first declaration to the US Customs. It would help if you met the ISF ... Read More