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The Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) Portal is an essential resource for importers seeking expedited review and entry of their food products. The portal application period typically opens in January each year and closes on May 31st. As the deadline approaches, it is critical for importers to ensure that all necessary information is submitted accurately and on time to avoid any potential delays or complications with their shipments. Failure to meet the deadline may result in missed opportunities to take advantage of this valuable program.
Strix offers a helpful guide to understanding the essential information required for a commercial invoice when importing to the US to reduce delays and avoid costly penalties. A commercial invoice is a vital document that contains essential information about the shipment's value, price, and quantity of goods. Its accuracy is crucial in determining the taxes and duties required to clear customs.
The Federal Maritime Commission has released a video to inform parties about the charge complaints process under the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 and how they may submit claims for non-compliant charges.
The Harmonized System (HS) provides an internationally universal system of code classification for goods to be shipped around the world. Learn more about how Strix’s full-service customs brokerage team can assist you with accurately classifying your goods.
Shipments from China require the manufacturer to be reported and for importers to monitor supplier relationships. To ensure compliance, importers should work with their suppliers and customs brokers, be proactive in monitoring supplier relationships, and stay up to date on current regulations.
Self-filing ISF ensures accuracy and compliance while saving up to 70% annually. An in-house filing process provides visibility, access to up-to-date information, and notifications of potential errors. Save time by not relying on third-party services for data filing. Strix is an ACE-Certified ABI software that can save $25 per ISF entry, with a team of experienced licensed customs brokers from Bozeman, Montana providing help through every situation imaginable.
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Place your shipping containers, freight, and valuable cargo in good hands with Strix. Whether you decide to file using leading technology or partner with a customs house broker to do the entry forms for you, we take your possessions seriously.