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HMF-Harbor Maintenance Fee for Ocean Imports to USA
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What Is The Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF) The main purpose of the Harbor Maintenance Fee is to help cover the costs of maintaining the Ocean Ports of the United States. Funds…

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DDU Incoterms with Alibaba
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I’m Importing from Alibaba, what Incoterms should I use?   When ordering on alibaba, manufacturers and suppliers often offer DDU shipping as the default option. This puts the manufacturer in…

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Importing alcohol to USA
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Importing Alcohol to USA    Federal Basic Permit Persons seeking to engage in the business of importing distilled spirits, wine, or malt beverages as defined in the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA…

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Importing From China: Shipping Lead Times
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Shipping and other lead times The port to port lead time depends on the distance between the two ports. Here is an example of how those distances may impact the…

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Importing From China: Freight Insurance
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Freight Insurance Insurance is included, by default, when you select CIF, standing for Cost Freight (and) Insurance. If you order shipping according to DAT (Delivered at Terminal) or DAP (Delivered…

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FCL and LCL Shipping
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FCL and LCL Shipping FCL-“Full Container Load” is also the most cost effective freight method available, if counted by cost per volumetric unit and weight unit.  It means that your…

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Importing From China: Shipping to an Amazon FBA Center from China
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Shipping to an Amazon FBA Center from China Many importers ship their products directly from the factory in China, to an Amazon FBA warehouse. From there, Amazon manages the storage…

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Importing From China Part IV
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Part 4: Calculate Your Landed Cost Once your harmonized tariff code is established, that information along with your goods certificate of origin can be used to calculate the land cost.…

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Importing From China Part III
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Part 3: Ensure your product is physically legal for import Certain items are prohibited for import into the USA. Make sure your intended goods do not violate any statutes regarding…

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Importing From China Part II
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Part 2: Select What You Want To Import As a trade company, your income will be generated by selling the goods that you import. Careful selection of your goods will…

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