Importing into the U.S. involves a long list of tasks and careful considerations. There’s no worse scenario than thinking you’ve dotted all your Is and crossed all your Ts, only to realize you overlooked a PGA regulation and your shipment cannot get through Customs.
Importing and exporting carries risks, but who bears those risks depends on the chosen Incoterm.
Importers might aptly view a Customs broker as a trusted partner for Customs entry filing, but a broker’s job is also to help safeguard importers against delays, fines, and penalties due to errors or regulatory violations.
US businesses that actively source raw materials, components, or finished goods from other countries must understand—and adhere to—the trade regulations for every country involved in their supply chain. Failure to do so can lead to fines and severe penalties.