International shipping, import servicesImporting into the USA overseas made products

 

 

Importing into the USA whether U.S.A base on not can be a lucrative venture. But, one thing for certain is you will need to research both the country of export and the country of import (the United States).

First & foremost, check the Import Rejection Laws & Trade Barriers as much as determining the marketibility of your product(s). Read about the Import Goods Rejections & Trade Barriers on Export.gov. For food imports into the USA, contact the Food safety & Inspection Service.

Second, set-up your own business & before pursuing your imports. Read 10 steps to Starting a Business & learn to plan financial & legal steps to start a new business.

Build a good rapport with the supplier(s) & review beyond the products & pricing their export laws.

Hire your freight forwarder & your customhouse broker (ETC International freight System) & make sure your freight & logistics are independent from your supplier(s) to exercise greater control on your products & the logistics. Distinguish the laws, rules & regulations surrounding your international purchased product(s) from the shipping & clearance aspects. Consulting with your hired freight forwarder (ETC International Freight System) if they have a special project department may help you with the essentials. Consulting is not shipping & expect consulting fees.

Whether, you have a resale outlet or wish to use a distribution concept with warehousing (ETC International Freight System – www.etcinternational.com) is up to you. Warehousing and distribution services are used for wholeseller with greater volume of imports (Full container load  up).

Ocean import Services

ETC International Freight System is a Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) licensed, as a non vessel operator common carrier (NVOCC) bonded, an ocean service contract holder & ocean consolidator providing services to and from world destinations. ETC and its freight network accesses yearly volume ocean contracts from a variety of steamship lines. Through us, our customers obtain wholesale pricing with savings passed down to them.

Nationwide: (800) 383-3157

ETC’s Terms and Conditions of Contract are accessible on Word document and available upon your request.

Ocean Freight Services California

Useful Information

Container Max Weights:

  • 20’ – 34,000 lbs (if weight exceeds 34,000 a tri-axle chassis must be used)
  • 40’ – 44,000 lbs

Standard container internal dimensions

  • 20’SD: 19′ 6″ L x 7′ 8″ W x 7′ 9: H (capacity: 1250 CFT.)
  • 40’SD: 39′ 5″ L x 7′ 8″ W x 7′ 9: H (capacity: 2434 CFT.)
  • 40’HQ: 39′ 5″ L x 7′ 8″ W x 8’10” H (Capacity: 2495 CFT.)

Less Than A Container Load (Consolidated ocean cargo)

  • Ocean Freight minimum – 1 Cubic Meter = 48”x 42”x30”
  • Standard pallet Sizes = 48”x 40” or 48”x42”

With increasing regulations choosing early in your venture your freight forwarder & customhouse broker (contact www.etcinternational.com), you will prevent import security filing, shipping documents delayed, transfer fees & postponed customs clearance. Provide ETC International Freight System prior to the shipment arrival your commercial, packing list. Those documents need specific information call us at 1-800-383-3157 to get you on the right track.

Air Import Freight Services

We are IATA licensed, having rate agreements with all major airlines in North America & coupled with similar agreements signed by our overseas associates, enhancing our competitive edge. Whether choosing our most economical service via our scheduled weekly consolidations, direct daily service for your most urgent orders, or, a door to door service exclusively handled through our network of established freight agencies, ETC Intl Freight System has your suited service ready for takeoff.

Enhance partnership with our customers with tracking of your shipments with the airlines around the world & proof of delivery (POD) from our overseas agents. ETC Intl. Freight System’s consolidated rates are designed especially to keep prices aggressively low. ETC Intl. Freight System’s interactive web-based tracking system gives you the added confidence of knowing the precise location of your cargo.

 

Air Freight Services

Useful Information

Air Cargo Height Restrictions

  • Passenger airplane Maximum height: 64 inches
  • Cargo Airplane Maximum height: 96 inches
  • To calculate air freight volume L x W x H in inches divided by 366 = weight in kilograms
  • To calculate actual weight in pounds to kilograms divided pounds by 2.2046

With increasing regulations choosing early in your venture your freight forwarder & customhouse broker (contact www.etcinternational.com), you will prevent import security filing, shipping documents delayed, transfer fees & postponed customs clearance. Provide ETC International Freight System prior to the shipment arrival your commercial, packing list. Those documents need specific information call us at 1-800-383-3157 to get you on the right track.

 

Locating your future imports is important, knowing the rules & regulations of the country you buy from The the country you import into (USA) is vital. Having a long term work relationship with ETC International Freight System is highly recommended.

 

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