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How to prepare for a customs audit

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Are you prepared for a customs audit? Both U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Canada Border Services Agency have indicated that, every importer will eventually be audited. With an audit being a “when” rather than an “if” scenario, it’s important that you be ready. After all, a customs audit can be a significant hassle for your organization. It can… Read more »

Keep your business running smoothly: Prepare for the unexpected

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Do you have a disaster recovery/business continuity plan in place? Does your customs broker?

ISA case study: The Container Store

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The Container Store was looking to get Importer Self Assessment (ISA)-certified, but ran into a roadblock from CBP. Learn how Livingston helped the retailer achieve ISA status.

Improve shipping times and reduce risk: Understanding the benefits of Mutual Recognition

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Find out how you can take advantage of the benefits Mutual Recognition agreements provide importers As an importer, you know that any delay in your international shipments can have a significant impact on your bottom line. U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program is one way you can help reduce… Read more »

How to build a great compliance program for your U.S. imports

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Struggling with U.S. Import Regulations? As an importer, compliance is essential for keeping your goods moving on-time, every time. If poor compliance practices are not addressed and corrected, the costs can add up quickly and can have a serious impact on your business. As an importer of record, compliance means being accountable with complete and… Read more »

Five compliance questions every CEO should ask

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Your supply chain is like a complex machine, full of moving parts that depend on one another for smooth, efficient operation. Unfortunately, it only takes one compliance mistake to throw the entire operation into disarray. With that in mind, we’ve prepared five questions you need to ask your compliance managers TODAY to ensure your supply… Read more »

Three critical trade compliance areas most companies overlook

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Managing the complexities of trade compliance requires a significant investment of time and resources. But are you sure your resources are focused on the right things? We’ve discovered three critical components of trade compliance that many companies overlook. Download “Three critical trade compliance areas most companies overlook” today and learn the following: How poor trade… Read more »

Customs compliance: 10 tips to a successful customs process

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Customs compliance: 10 tips to a successful customs process In order to establish and maintain a successful importing profile, it’s imperative that you provide compliant and accurate information to Customs when you import your goods. In our guide, “10 tips to a successful customs process,” we share several ways you can build effective customs processes,… Read more »

Managing FDA regulations and compliance

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Managing FDA regulations and compliance Thanks to their complex nature, FDA–regulated imports are often delayed upon arrival to the United States simply because information requested by the government agency is inaccurate, incomplete or unavailable. In order to keep your goods moving quickly and efficiently, it’s up to you to ensure your FDA-regulated shipments are compliant… Read more »