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ABCs for New Importers

What terms should you know before you begin importing goods into the U.S.? We list the ABC's of importing and all the definitions you need for importing successfully.

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ABCs for New Importers

  1. 1. NEW IMPORTERS ABC New importers should know these terms to prevent any importing headaches. Customs Brokers A Licensed Customs Broker from AFC International can help you navigate all the terminology and processes involved with importing.  Call us at 800- 274-2329 today to get started.  @afc_customs 1.800.274.2329 afcinternationalllc.com Source: afcinternationalllc.com/customs-brokerage- news/basic-documents-required-customs- clearance/ The Arrival Notice provides arrival and departure information needed for customs clearance. Arrival Notice  S FOR The Bill of Lading specifies the quantity, weight, type, destination and other international transportation details of your goods. Bill of Lading This document contains transaction details for product imports. Commercial Invoice Duty rates are taxes levied onto imported goods.  Duty Rates East Coast Ports are popular destinations for imports from Europe. East Coast Ports The Import Security Filing (ISF) allows the CBP and the Department of Homeland Security to identify high-risk shipments. Import Security Filing The Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) is an internationally recognized system of names and numbers to classify your goods. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Incoterms are three-letter trade terms used in international and domestic sales of good contracts. Incoterms The list that details your imports including contents, dimensions and net weight of each package or container is a Packing List. Packing List Ports line gulf, east and west coasts of the U.S. to receive your goods via U.S. Customs & Border Patrol service centers. Ports Surety bonds, or customs bonds, must be provided on imports to assure financial responsibility. Surety Bonds U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is the agency that oversees imports into the country. U.S. Customs & Border Patrol West Coast Ports are primarily located in California. West Coast Ports You should always enlist the services of a licensed Customs Broker when importing goods valued $2,000 or more to help your cargo arrive quickly and securely.   You. Online resources like a list of U.S. ports, customs forms, and a currency converter can be found on our website for easy access. Resources The OWM supports the consistency in the laws and standards for U.S. weights and measures to ensure goods are weighted correctly. Office of Weights & Measures (OWM)

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What terms should you know before you begin importing goods into the U.S.? We list the ABC's of importing and all the definitions you need for importing successfully.

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