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How Importing Vehicles into the U.S. Works

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on Oct 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Importing vehicles into the U.S. isn't a process you should expect to be easy. It's filled with regulations, requirements, an emission testing.

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U.S. Importing: Top 7 United States Imports

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on Sep 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

With imports valued at more than $2.6 trillion, the United States is one of the leading countries for importing goods. U.S. importing has risen since 2014 by 8.4% and during 2018, about 45% of the imports came from providers in Asia. Based on the population of just over 329 million people, the total imports in the U.S. translates to about $7,900 in yearly per U.S. resident, according to WorldsTopExports.com.

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Basic Guide to U.S. Customs for Importers

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on Sep 23, 2019 9:00:00 AM

If you're planning to start an importing business, U.S. Customs will likely become something you will need to understand. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and CBP is in charge of regulating all goods imported into the United States from other countries.

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Top 15 Tips for Importing into the USA

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on Aug 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Importing goods into the United States isn't exactly a cut-and-dry process. There are many elements to consider when importing into the USA, from the type of product you want to import to the country of origin.

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8 Tips for Success Amid Ongoing U.S.-China Tariff Disputes

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on Dec 3, 2018 8:55:00 AM
 
Section 301 of the U.S. Trade Act of 1974 authorizes the U.S. president to take all appropriate action, including retaliation, to obtain the removal of any act, policy or practice of a foreign government that violates an international trade agreement or is unjustified, unreasonable or discriminatory and that burdens or restricts U.S. commerce.
 
This June, President Trump imposed Section 301 tariffs on a wide range of goods from China in response to U.S. concerns regarding forced technology transfer, hacking, and intellectual property theft. The tariffs took aim at several thousand products — mostly industrial goods and components like fiberboard, woven glass fiber, and electrical conduit tubing.
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Exporting out of the U.S.

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on Nov 7, 2018 8:55:00 AM

 

 
Anyone that exports goods from the U.S. with a commercial value over $2,500 is required to file export information prior to the goods leaving the U.S. via the Automated Export System (AES). What's involved? Read on to get the facts on this important (and relatively new) requirement.
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U.S. Customs bonds: Insufficient bond notices are on the rise

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on Sep 19, 2018 8:55:00 AM
 
 
 
When importing commercial merchandise into the U.S. worth more than $2,500, the importer must post a U.S. customs bond. A customs bond is a contractual agreement between U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the importer of record and a surety company. The bond serves as a promise to CBP that all duties, taxes and fees due to the federal government will be paid, and that all rules and regulations will be adhered to.
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Importing into the U.S. and the “Reasonable Care” requirement

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on Aug 1, 2018 8:55:00 AM

 

 
The process of clearing goods through U.S. customs can seem a bit cumbersome and confusing. In this blog, we’ll aim to clarify the legal requirement to use “reasonable care” when importing goods into the U.S.
 
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Importing Vehicles into the U.S.

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on May 9, 2018 8:57:00 AM

 

 
Bringing a vehicle into the U.S. involves several steps and – most of the time – payment of duties and taxes (much like importing a vehicle into Canada, which was explained in a previous blog).
 
If the vehicle will stay in the U.S. for more than 365 days, if it’s a permanent move, or if the vehicle is imported for commercial use, the owner must import the vehicle immediately upon entering the U.S.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Update on ACE, the Automated Commercial Environment

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on Mar 7, 2018 8:24:00 AM
 
 
ACE is the Automated Commercial Environment – the single-window system through which the U.S. trade community reports import and export of goods. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) uses the data submitted through this system to determine the admissibility of goods into the U.S.
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