Reidellawfirm.com | What Are Carnets and How Are They Used?

What Are Carnets and How Are They Used?

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[…]

Reidellawfirm.com | Country of Origin Labels

Country of Origin Labels

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[…]

Reidelllawfirm.com | Simple Steps To Follow When CBP Seizures Occur

Simple Steps To Follow When CBP Seizures Occur

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[…]

How to Import to the US

How to Import to the US      The US market can be an exciting and lucrative challenge for international businesses. Succeeding in the US market can take your product or business to the next level. Certainly the biggest hurdle to approaching the US market for your product or business is how to actually get it into[…]

What is a Customs Broker?

What is a Customs Broker?      Customs brokers are trade specialists who help facilitate goods being exported and imported into the US. In the US, the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) regulate the licensing and operation of customs brokers. Customs brokers are required to have passed a rigorous examination given by the CBP and an extensive[…]