Cargo Insurance – Do I Need It?

Cargo Insurance: Prepare for the Worst Recently, tragedy struck the Yantian Express, a Hapag-Lloyd container ship, when a container fire broke out from the ship’s deck when it was traveling off the east coast of Canada. On January 3, 2019, a [...]

2019-04-20T14:47:32-06:00April 11th, 2019|Commercial Trade, Customs 101, Household Goods|

[ALERT] New EPA Regulations of Composite Wood Materials

[CLIENT ALERT] You may have read or heard recently of the new regulations from the EPA regarding Wood Materials being imported into the US (TSCA Title VI regulation on Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products). Gallagher requested and received confirmation from [...]

2019-02-12T14:06:38-06:00February 12th, 2019|Household Goods|

Happy Holidays from Gallagher Transport

Gallagher's Holiday Hours: Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve, Closing early at 2pm Tuesday, December 25, Christmas, Closed December 31, New Year's Eve, OPEN January 1, New Year's Day, Closed As 2018 draws to a close, we are reminded that it has been [...]

2018-12-17T17:26:00-06:00December 17th, 2018|Commercial Trade, Household Goods|

Importing goods from China? U.S. proposed 10% increase on duty

Are you involved with importing goods from China? Importing goods from China will start to have some changes. There is a proposal within the U.S government to impose an additional ten percent duty on 6,031 tariff lines from China, this is [...]

2018-09-10T13:18:38-06:00September 10th, 2018|Commercial Trade, Household Goods|

Customs 101: Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)

What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule? The Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) is a system to classify traded goods based on their material composition, product name, and/or intended function. An important function of the HTS is to determine the rate of duty [...]

2018-08-13T16:17:56-06:00September 6th, 2018|Commercial Trade, Customs 101, Household Goods|

Customs 101: Country of Origin

Are the goods you are importing properly marked with the country of origin? The Country of Origin Marking helps the final buyer know where a product comes from. Country of origin determines duty rates, preferential trade agreements, trade sanctions and import [...]

2018-08-13T16:17:29-06:00July 26th, 2018|Commercial Trade, Customs 101, Household Goods|

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 [...]

Canadian Border Changes: What’s new?

Canadian Border Changes The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) is Canada’s version of the United States Customs and Border Protection Agency.  They have released their 2018 department plan which includes some interesting Canadian Border Changes. The Canada Assessment and Revenue Management [...]

2018-06-04T12:42:04-06:00May 24th, 2018|Commercial Trade, Household Goods|