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New to Importing

If you’ve never imported anything into the United States, this article is meant for you.

The good news is that there are so many new importers that the US Government has dedicated an entire section of a website just to you!  The part of the US Government in charge of imports is CBP (Customs and Border Protection), part of DHS, (Department of Homeland Security).

Here is the site. . . . .   Happy reading!  :)

The page is set up so you can gain a comprehensive overview from this one launch page.  What I recommend is that you start with by downloading and reading the pdf document Importing into the United States.   It’s 211 pages and it goes over all of the basic stuff:

  • Who can import
  • What you need to import
  • Duty rates of your commodity
  • How to determine entered value
  • What is a Customs Broker
  • and a host of other basic import regulations

Remember, ACM Logistics & Consulting Inc specializes in helping new importers make sense of all this.  Give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be happy to assist.

Oh, and good luck with your new venture!