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    The ABCs for a New Importer

    Are your imports headed to the United States safely and securely without causing you any importer headaches? Follow these simple steps to make your job as an importer much easier. […]

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    What’s the Role of a Federal Mediator?

    Earlier this month, a federal mediator was called in by the Federal Government to help negotiate the labor distribute between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union […]

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    West Coast Port Congestion Still An Issue

    The West Coast port congestion has taken hold of much of the shipping community. The Los Angeles and Long Beach ports have been delaying shipments since mid 2014, with the […]

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    How To Import Food Products Safely

    Food products are imported into the United States every day. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, U.S. food consumption totaled 654 billion pounds in 2009. Of that 654 billion pounds, […]

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    Top U.S. Importing Blogs of 2014

    The year 2015 is on the horizon. Here at AFC International, we had a great 2014 helping our customers import their goods into the United States. Nothing is more important […]

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    Power of Attorney Terms To Know

    The customs brokerage world is full of terminology. Last week, we focused on terminology dealing with Customs Border Protection (CBP). This week, we are going to focus on terminology importers […]

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    Customs Brokerage Terms To Know

    For the average importer, customs brokerage terminology can be challenging. With all of the paperwork comes words, phrases, and acronyms that could leave you with a headache.  Fortunately, a knowledgeable […]

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    West Coast Port Congestion Is Catastrophic

    Last month we updated you on the West Coast Port Congestion situation. At that time, a record was set for the most waiting at one time in two years with 12 […]

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    How To Import Footwear

    Importing footwear can be a profitable business, as there are many willing to spend several hundred dollars for the highest fashion or most functional pair of shoes. Some brands of […]

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