Familiarize Yourself With the Necessary Steps to Maximize Productivity
Apparel is one of the most important import industries in America, bringing in around $80 billion in clothing and other apparel per year. Naturally, there are a number of regulations that your business is expected to comply with if you wish to import any type of apparel or textile into the United States of America. Missing a step or failing to submit the necessary documents, could put your business at risk of incurring hefty tariffs or penalties.
To take better precaution, we invite you to contact us and speak with one of our licensed Florida Customs Brokers who will be more than happy to assist you every step of the way.
Recognize Compliance Agencies
Aside from the Customs Border Protection (CBP), there are a number of other official acronyms that you will have to familiarize yourself with in order to successfully import apparel into the United States. Here are a few you’ll definitely see when declaring your goods and submitting any necessary paperwork:
- FTC: The Federal Trade Commission is responsible for creating and enforcing labeling laws for imported apparel.
- CPSC: The Consumer Product Safety Commission inspects and monitors children’s clothing and apparel items for hazardous substances and flammability.
- EPA: The Environmental Protection Agency regulates and tests for pesticides and toxic substances in imported apparel.
Understand Labeling Requirements
Some of the most important things you must familiarize yourself with when it comes to apparel imports are labeling laws and requirements. As mentioned above, the FTC enforces these with cooperation from the CBP.
Basically, these laws dictate that manufacturers and importers must include the following information on all of their imports as clearly as possible:
- Proper care instructions
- Country of origin
- Fiber content
- Manufacturer identity
Why Chose A Customs Broker?
While it is completely possible for a business to dedicate the time and research to go through all the necessary motions to successfully clear an import shipment into the United States, you always run the risk of making a damaging shipping mistake. After all, your business is apparel, not imports!
Promptus LLC is an established global logistic provider with over 3 decades of experience. We are well acquainted with apparel import regulations and our agents work alongside CBP agents on a daily basis. When you trust the experts, you can rest assure that your apparel will never incur any fees due to failure to meet compliance regulations. We are based near one of the biggest shipping hubs in America, the Port of Miami, however, we can clear your shipment at any port or airport of entry in the United States. Contact us today at 305-687-1405 for your personalized quote.