What is the Lacey Act?

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Nature is awe-inspiring. Which is why protecting it is so vital. In 1900, President William McKinley signed a law against wildlife trafficking. According to the Lacey Act, certain plants, fish, and wildlife are illegal to be possessed, transported, or sold for trade. In the following sections, we’ll discuss its relevance today. And how to comply […]

Can I Import from or Export to Cuba?

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Nobody wants a visit from law enforcement for an avoidable offense. As an importer or exporter dealing in foreign trade, it’s good to stay up on Cuba sanctions.  That way your business can access this market. The United States maintains limited engagement with the Cuban government. But there are exceptions to restrictive foreign affairs.  And […]

What is Kratom? Can You Import It?

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Over 30 U.S. states allow patients to experience the effects of Kratom. Which leads to a question. If that’s the case, why does an online search turn up results like “severe adverse effects?” We’re glad you asked. Together, we’ll answer this question.  Because truth is worth pursuing. What Is Kratom and Where Does It Come […]

How to Import a Car to the United States – A Primer

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Driving up to the Canada/US border, Steve took time to enjoy the stares. The dealer had mentioned it was an attention-getter.  And he was right! Public roads would be a great testing ground for the brand new Canadian vehicle. Here is the ideal situation when importing a personal car.  But to copy this success, you […]

What Are Carnets and How Are They Used?

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Originally walking slowly towards the customs authority, Ray suddenly quickened his pace. The reason behind his change of gait was a welcome thought.  “That’s right, I don’t have to pay duty fees!” Acting almost like a “merchandise passport,” ATA carnets aren’t necessarily mainstream knowledge.   We aim to change that in the following article.  By the […]

Country of Origin Labels

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What Are Country of Origin Labels and What Do They Mean for Consumers? These are labels that indicate the country where a product was made. They are intended to help consumers make informed choices about the goods they purchase. There are several different types of country of origin labeling systems, but the most common is […]

Simple Steps To Follow When CBP Seizures Occur

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Your marketing and sales departments are ready to promote the imports you’re expecting.   There’s only one problem, the shipment never showed up at your warehouse! After it arrived, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detained the items and held them at a Centralized Examination Station.  A short phone call from their office 30 days later […]

What is a Customs Notice of Seizure?

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has authority to hold, examine, detain and/or seize goods that are entering or exiting the United States. Where goods are seized, CBP will transfer them to a bonded warehouse and the case will be reviewed by the department of Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures (FP&F). After their review, a Notice […]