Commercial Invoices are Crucial to Compliance

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has repeatedly communicated a great concern to the trade community regarding the nature of commercial invoices presented to the U.S. government. The top complaint from CBP is in relation to the ambiguity of product descriptions within commercial invoices presented with declarations for importation to the United States. CBP has noted that many importers are using cryptic.. Read More

Working Effectively with your Customs Broker

As an importer or exporter, selecting and working with the right customs broker is crucial. Here at CPH we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality brokerage services. We understand how important customs brokerage and trade compliance are to the nature of your business. We are proud to work with companies around the world and strive to promote clear and.. Read More

Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Filing

Due to the sensitive nature of Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT), it is required that these types of shipments be handled in a cautionary manner by importers, carriers, brokers, warehousemen, and CBP alike. To determine whether your goods are hazardous please see the Hazardous Materials Table (49 CFR 172.101). It is very important to note that, although your goods may not appear.. Read More

Correctly Filing a Temporary Importation under Bond (TIB)

A TIB or “Temporary Importation under Bond” may be used to import certain goods duty free into the United States for a limited period of time (goods listed in subheadings 9813.00.05 through 9813.00.75 of the HTSUS). Instead of paying duties, the importer simply posts a bond for twice the amount of duty, taxes, etc. that would otherwise be owed on.. Read More

CASAS International – Supplier of the Year

CASAS International Brokerage Inc. was named “Supplier of the Year” by JAE Oregon in a ceremony held in late July. JAE Oregon is a renowned producer of Connectors, User Interface Solutions, and Aerospace Technologies. CASAS is proud to be a JAE Oregon partner and to be recognized for our efforts in servicing a truly admirable company. Learn more about CASAS International... Read More