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Importing goods to the USA
Importing goods to the USA is a difficult matter. There are several things that you should consider before importing anything. In fact, you need to have permission from the Customs and Border Protection(CBP). Beare in mind that the process of importing goods may vary depending on the nature of the goods to import.
Before importing you need to have the following documents:
- Commercial Invoice (Invoice from the seller to the buyer)
- Packing List
- Bill of Lading
- Entry Manifest (CBP Form 7533) or Application and Special Permit for Immediate Delivery (CBP Form 3461)
- Evidence of Bond
- Entry Summary (Form 3501)
Do you need a license to import goods into the US?
The USA is one of the fewest countries that does not require an import license in many cases. However, there are a few situations where a license is required.