Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

In the interconnected world we live in, huge volumes of all types of goods flow into and out of the US every day.  Most shipments are legitimate, but – as the last few thousand years of history show – any successful system of trade and commerce eventually attracts pirates and counterfeiters.  Our modern international trade system is no exception.

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Additional Duties - Coming & Going

Additional Duties - Coming & Going

Just when US importers were sort-of starting to get used to what types of imported iron and steel, aluminum, and Chinese origin products were subject to “additional duties”, the international trade landscape has shifted . . . again

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Orphaned freight shipments, and how Anti-Dumping Duty and Countervailing Duty are responsible

Orphaned freight shipments, and how Anti-Dumping Duty and Countervailing Duty are responsible

Recently, shipments of truck and bus tires manufactured in China have arrived at US ports, only to be “orphaned” – abandoned by the original importers and consignees.  Some have been offered, by the shippers, to other potential buyers – who also are reluctant to buy these tires at apparent bargain prices.  Why?

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Importing as an Individual, or as a Company?

Importing as an Individual, or as a Company?

For individuals who are ready to begin an import program, one of the first questions is often “Do I want to import as an individual, or do I want to set up a business to act as the importer?”

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International Trade Show Shipments

International Trade Show Shipments

Trade shows, exhibitions, and professional conferences can provide great opportunities for businesses to build their customer base and sales volume.  Most industries have at least a few such events each…

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The Big Chill

The Big Chill

Modern technology makes temperature-controlled transport so easy that we can now enjoy virtually any kind of fresh fruit or vegetable, and many other food items, year-round.  Since many fresh, unprocessed products have a limited …

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