Stay Informed and In Compliance

If your reading this, you understand the need to stay on top of the changing market conditions in our industry, as well as the law and regulations governing International Trade.   Especially with the impacts of the recent tariff changes, expiration of GSP, impending update to NAFTA and the rise in Anti-dumping cases over the past year, it is critical for importers to stay informed and in compliance.

First thing first. It is important to remember that it is the legal responsibility of the importer of record, to properly declare the value, verify the classification and rate of duty applicable for all entered merchandise.  It is also the responsibility of the importer of record, to understand and abide by the latest regulations. However, you don’t have to go it alone.

Along with having candid and open conversations regarding your imports with your freight forwarder and broker; the US Government, under the Department of Homeland Security, has provided a website which is helpful to all Importers, new and old.

Please find following the link containing valuable insight and assistance to anyone importing product from another country.  This site is a great resource for the latest information on specific laws, regulations or procedures that may affect your import transactions. CBP Import/Export

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has a number of Informed Compliance publications (ICPs) in the "What Every Member of the Trade Community Should Know About: ..." series that can be found here: Informed Compliance Publications.

Additionally, you can find more guides and references on the South East World Wide, Ltd. website under the Resources page.

If you have any detailed questions considering your classifications, documentation or general import/export questions, please contact South East World Wide Global Sales to schedule an appointment.