Customs 101: Right to Make Entry

Importers know that there are certain requirements that cannot be overlooked when importing goods and merchandise into the United States. New importers frequently get confused with these requirements since there are many sections of information to cover. Among all the requirements, [...]

2018-08-13T16:17:17-06:00July 12th, 2018|Commercial Trade, Customs 101, Household Goods|

Customs 101: Overview of Partner Government Agencies (PGAs)

When you first arrive in the U.S., you’ll notice that one of the first things that greet you is the sight of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). While they work with lots of partner government agencies (PGAs), the CBP [...]

2018-08-13T16:17:05-06:00June 21st, 2018|Commercial Trade, Customs 101, Household Goods|

Customs 101: Modes of Transport Explained: Which type works best?

When it comes to International Shipping and Logistics, choosing the right modes of transport can be a complex problem to tackle. Companies that need to transfer products from point A to point B are often challenged to maximize margins and be [...]

Customs 101: Incoterms: Learn Your Terms of Sale

Incoterms are a standard set of terminology used to define key parts of freight forwarding and international commercial transactions. These pre-defined terms were created by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).  Incoterm is a short way to say International Commercial Terms. [...]

2018-08-13T16:16:31-06:00May 17th, 2018|Commercial Trade, Customs 101|

Customs 101: Import Logistics Custom Terms

Defining the Parties There are several different parties involved in importing goods from overseas. Katie Flanigan, Gallagher’s Import Manager and Licensed Customs Broker, gives an Import Logistics class several times a year at Denver’s World Trade Center. The first thing she [...]

2018-08-13T16:16:18-06:00March 29th, 2018|Commercial Trade, Customs 101|

Customs 101: Why Most Companies Use Brokers to Buy Cargo Insurance

Cargo insurance, sometimes referred to as freight insurance, provides a cost effective way of covering your freight for physical loss or damage to goods in transit. In the February issue of Inbound Logistics, Karen Kroll elaborates on the importance of Cargo [...]

2018-08-13T16:15:29-06:00February 9th, 2017|Commercial Trade, Customs 101|
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