Properly completed paperwork is perhaps the most important factor affecting the efficiency of cross border freight deliveries. We have provided easy access to the most important information for imports and exports.
Up-to-date wait times at the Canadian and Mexican border ports of entry, provided by US Customs and Border Protection.
Locate a broker by first selecting a state, then choosing a Port of Entry. Each Port of Entry page provides a link to a list of brokers.
CROSS is a searchable database of CBP rulings that can be retrieved based on simple or complex search characteristics using keywords and Boolean operators.
The total cube of a shipment is the total cubic feet or the volume in feet. Cubic feet are calculated by multiplying length x width x height of each piece or shipping unit. If this measurement is in inches, convert to feet by dividing by 1728 (the volume of inches in one cubic foot). For convenience, you may also use our Calculator Tool.
An A-Z glossary of international shipping terms compiled by Team OD.
PDF forms you may fill in on your screen before printing out.
The HTSA provides the applicable tariff rates and statistical categories for all merchandise imported into the United States.
Key elements of international contracts of sale. They tell the parties what to do with respect to carriage of the goods from buyer to seller and export & import clearance. They also explain the division of costs and risks between the parties.
Importers are required to provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection with additional data elements 24 hours prior to lading for all shipments inbound to the United States.
The Lacey Act requires an import declaration for plants that includes the scientific name of any plant, a description of the value, quantity, and the name of the country from where the plant was taken. If a plant species or country of origin cannot be determined, the plant declaration must include a list of possible plant species found in the product or a list of possible countries from which the plant originated.
June 2, 2008 - The U.S. Census Bureau has issued its final rule requiring electronic export information filing in place of the paper Shipper's Export Declaration (SED)
C-TPAT is a voluntary government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security.
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