ACE Updates

posted on Monday, May 30th, 2016 and is filed under Blog

A couple of weeks ago we reported that the U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency had been working on a new automated system to streamline the process for filing and reporting imported goods. The system is known as the Automated Commercial Environment, more commonly referred to as ACE. This program has been gradually replacing...

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De Minimis Limit Increased

posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 and is filed under Blog

You are planning on importing goods for your small business but there are an incredible amount of rules, regulations, and paperwork involved. It can be overwhelming trying to sort through everything and make sense of what needs to be done. The experienced Tampa Customs broker at Eduardo A Arecco CHB is here to help with...

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Importing Tips for a Small Business Owner

posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 and is filed under Uncategorized

Are you a small business owner? Have you ever considered importing good from outside of the U.S.? Importing merchandise, whether it be artisan crafts, shoes, clothing, food, or beverages can be an important factor in your success as a small business owner. At Eduardo A. Arecco CHB, we understand how intimidating it can be to...

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What is a Foreign-Trade Zone?

posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 and is filed under Blog

Anyone who has been involved with importing and exporting products in the United States, knows that the process can be complicated and expensive. There are many laws and regulations to be examined, not to mention the duties and taxes involved during the process. At Eduardo A. Arecco, CHB, we understand the process and how we...

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Tampa Customs Broker: What is ACE?

posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 and is filed under Blog

Work with an ACE compliant Tampa Customs Broker! The U.S. Customs and Border Protection department has been working on a new automated system that facilitates the importation and exportation of goods to and from the United States. The system, the Automated Commercial Environment, known more commonly as ACE, will streamline and automate the importation/exportation processes....

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A Tampa Customs Broker Explains Importing Car from Canada

posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 and is filed under Uncategorized

Are you a Canadian that prefers to spend the winter months in the Southern USA to enjoy the warmer weather? Have you have wondered if you could bring a car or camper with you and leave it here instead of dealing with the hassle of driving it back and forth? The answer is yes. You...

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Tampa Customs Broker: Can I import cars from Canada?

posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 and is filed under Uncategorized

Canada is a close neighbor to the United States. As such, many consider the option of importing a car from Canada. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, all vehicles being imported into the U.S. must meet the standards put in place by the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 and subsequent laws regarding vehicle...

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Customs Brokers vs. Freight Forwarders: What is the difference?

posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 and is filed under Blog

The process of importing or exporting goods to or from the United States can be complicated due to the laws surround such transactions. It is important to understand the difference between customs brokers and freight forwarders, if one is to engage in the business of importing and exporting goods. What is a customs broker? Simply...

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Tampa Customs Broker: What can I import from Canada?

posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 and is filed under Uncategorized

The United States is known for the importation of good from foreign markets. The most common market to think of is China. Everyday you can see items that say, “made in China.” While China is an ever-growing market, it is important to look at markets closer to home. A great example is the neighboring country...

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Importing From Canada: What is the Process?

posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 and is filed under Uncategorized

Importing from Canada is similar to other the process involved in importing goods from another country, except for one important aspect. Canada falls under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Before the importation process can be examined, it is vital to understand what NAFTA is. NAFTA is a trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and...

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