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Shipping for Chinese New Year - Best Practices

  The Chinese New Year (CNY) is based on the Lunar calendar, so dates change year by year. The CNY is celebrated not only in China, but in other Asian countries like Cambodia, Thailand, Japan and...

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4 important documents in international shipping

Whether you are an importing pro or a newcomer to the industry, there are four documents that will be required in order to get any business done: Bill of Lading, Certificate of Origins, Commercial...

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A guide to Importer Security Filing

You may have heard about needing an Importer Security Filing (ISF) for your shipment, but what exactly is it and why do you need it? The Importer Security Filing, also known as ISF or 10+2 was...

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How to import alcoholic beverages into the U.S

As we’ve discussed before, Americans love to their alcohol. But it takes a lot of work (and certificates) to import alcoholic beverages into the states. To start the process of importing spirits,...

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How to import cigarettes and tobacco products into the U.S?

Despite all we know and the plethora of anti-smoking campaigns, the US still dearly loves its tobacco. And even though the plant is grown in large amounts on US soil, there are still many tobacco...

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How to import children's toys into the U.S?

When it comes to regulating imports, the United States is very careful about children’s toys. There are many safety regulations in place because kids at play are a particularly vulnerable population....

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How to import tea, coffee and spices into the U.S?

Nothing perks up morning time like a cup of coffee. And nothing takes a boneless, skinless chicken breast to the next level like some exotic spices (or at least a little paprika). But what does it...

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How to import cosmetics into the US

The beauty industry in the US is huge. It seems that we are surrounded by it, whether we like or not. Print ads, television product placement, Instagram and Youtube beauty bloggers – these things are...

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How to import clothing, textile, wool & fur products into the US

Americans love their clothing – but if you take a minute to look through your closet, you may notice that your clothes are made up of textiles from all over the world. In fact, textiles like wool and...

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