Foreign trade zones are a great tool for companies manufacturing in the United States. Montana is no exception and uses FTZ's to its advantage

Foreign Trade Zones in Montana

Foreign trade zones are a great tool for companies manufacturing in the United States. Montana is no exception and uses FTZ’s to its advantage.   What is a Foreign Trade Zone? A Foreign Trade Zone or FTZ is an area located near a Customs port of entry that is considered outside of Customs territory. Inside…

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Where Can I Find a Customs Broker?

Finding a suitable Customs Broker is an important task. Use these resources to find and choose a Customs Broker. When importing goods into the United States, the use of a good Customs Broker can make the process significantly easier. A Customs Broker is a licensed professional who is an expert on the rules, regulations, and…

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TRG explains bond sufficiency and how the Chinese tariffs may impact your import bond.

[Webinar] How Chinese Tariffs Impact Bond Sufficiency

In a new webinar from Trade Risk Guaranty, the intricacies of bond sufficiency and how the Section 232 and 301 tariffs impact it are explained. The topic of bond sufficiency is a widely misunderstood one throughout the international trade community. There are so many intricacies throughout the topic that it is easy to spiral into…

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TRG identifies three important questions for importers to ask their Customs Broker.

3 Important Questions to Ask Your Customs Broker

Hiring a Customs Broker can be a very confusing process for an importer, especially if they are new to international trade. The following are three important questions to ask your Customs Broker. When participating in international trade, most companies rely on their Customs Broker to guide them through the process and help them avoid the…

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Trade Risk Guaranty provides a video explaining how to determine your bond size for a U.S. Customs bond.

[Video] How to Calculate Your Customs Bond Size

In a short educational video, Trade Risk Guaranty explains how to calculate your U.S. Customs Bond Size. After learning the basics of Customs Bonds in our educational videos explaining ‘What is a Customs Import Bond?’ and ‘the difference between a Single Entry and Continuous Bond’, it is time to expand on that topic and learn…

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TRG goes through what you should do when you receive a liquidated damages claim.

What To Do When You Receive a Liquidated Damages Claim

Recieving a liquidated damages claim notice from Customs and Border Protection can be intimidating for small and medium-sized businesses, but taking the right next steps can save your business money. Liquidated damages claims are issued as a result of breaching a condition of your U.S. Customs Bond. As the principal on the bond, an importer…

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