Get Your Imported Goods Through Customs
'In Start Your Own Import/Export, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Krista Turner explain how to start and run a successful import-export business. In this edited excerpt, the authors
When the goods arrive from their foreign destination, your first task as an importer is to shepherd the new arrivals through customs. So how is this done? Usually through a customs broker. In fact, unless you have an import license (for which you have to take a government-administered test), you typically can't take your own merchandise through customs.
Still, it's important for you to know how your merchandise gets imported. The more you know, the better you'll be able to help your customs broker--and yourself.'