If your small business is importing goods into the United States check out the US Customs and Broader Protection’s Reasonable Care Checklist to help meet your regulatory burden of ensuring reasonable care is exercised when importing merchandise. Also, your small business should look at US Customs and Boarder Protections’s Informed Compliance Publications, which detail a number of areas related to import of merchandise and discuss issues concerning specific goods. Some noteworthy Informed Compliance Publications are: Entry (describing getting your small business goods into the US); ABC’s of Prior Disclosure; Customs Value; and Recordkeeping. www.erskine-law.com
If you are looking for tips specific to importers and exporters, then take a look at Customs and Border Protection’s Tip Site for links to information about importing into the United States and exporting out of the United States customs territory. The links lead to good information about the processes of importing and exporting for both the novice and expert.