/ Shipping goods to the US

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George Fisher - on 12 Nov 2012
Does anybody have experience of shipping goods to the US?

It's a minefield of codes, declared value, insurance issues and customs regulations.

I have a quantity of wooden products I need to get to NY. They are the first of hopefully more shipments to a new company there but It mIght be that manufacturing is done there in the future. I think I could reasonably describe them as samples in order to test the market.

There are various websites offering rates for shipping but I need to speak to somebody who can steer me through.

Any reccomendations?
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jimtitt - on 12 Nov 2012
In reply to George Fisher:
I ship to the USA sometimes, if its value is over $200 then you start paying duty/tax. You need to fill out an export declaration, my products are non-dutiable but I still need this.
There are loads of special rules and quotas regarding textiles so best of luck!
Normally the customs offices themselves are dead helpful, theyve always responded promptly to questions even if actually getting the stuff through takes an age!

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