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Import / Export Kit For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Import / Export Kit For Dummies, 3rd Edition

John J. Capela

ISBN: 978-1-119-07956-9 September 2015 360 Pages

 E-Book

$17.99

Description

Your easy-to-follow primer on the exciting world of import/export

With an increased focus on global trade, this new edition of Import/Export Kit For Dummies provides entrepreneurs and small- to mid-sized businesses with the critical, entry-point information they need to begin exporting their products around the world—as well as importing goods to sell. Inside, you'll find the most up-to-date information on trade regulations, where to turn for additional guidance on seamlessly navigating the dreaded red tape, and much more.

With significant changes in technology, expanding economics, and international trade agreements, the global marketplace continues to grow and change rapidly. In fact, companies that do business internationally are proven to grow faster and fail less often than companies that don't. This authoritative reference is packed with everything you need to get started, so why not get in on the game while the going is good?

  • Gets you up to speed on the lingo of international business
  • Shows you how to follow guidelines for developing a successful business and marketing plan
  • Helps you understand distributor and agent agreement outlines
  • Offers unprecedented insight on pinpointing the right markets for your import/export business

Importing and exporting goods is a valuable way to expand your business and take part in the global economy, and this hands-on, friendly guide shows you how.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Import/Export 5

Chapter 1: Introducing Import/Export 7

Chapter 2: Figuring Out Your Role in the Import/Export Business 17

Chapter 3: Rules and Regulations to Consider Before You Get Started 31

Chapter 4: Organizing for Import and Export Operations 47

Part II: Selecting Products and Finding Suppliers 65

Chapter 5: Selecting the Right Products 67

Chapter 6: Connecting with Overseas Suppliers for Your Imports 73

Chapter 7: Everything You Need to Know about Alibabacom 85

Chapter 8: Finding US Suppliers for Your Exports 93

Part III: Identifying Your Target Market and Finding Customers 103

Chapter 9: Looking at Marketing 105

Chapter 10: Researching Export Markets 129

Chapter 11: Researching Import Markets 139

Chapter 12: Making Export Contacts and Finding Customers 149

Chapter 13: Locating Customers for Your Imports 159

Part IV: Negotiating Around the World 167

Chapter 14: How Negotiations Work 169

Chapter 15: What Makes Global Negotiating Different 177

Chapter 16: Doing Business around the World 187

Part V: Completing the Transaction: International Trade Procedures and Regulations 217

Chapter 17: Making the Sale: Pricing, Quotes, and Shipping Terms 219

Chapter 18: Methods of Payment 227

Chapter 19: Packing and Shipping with the Right Documentation 249

Chapter 20: Getting Your Goods: Customs Requirements and the Entry Process 267

Part VI: The Part of Tens 289

Chapter 21: Ten Keys to Becoming a Successful Importer 291

Chapter 22: Ten Keys to Becoming a Successful Exporter 297

Part VII: Appendixes 303

Appendix A: Resources 305

Appendix B: Multilingual Cross]Reference for International Shipping Terms 315

Appendix C: Online Resources 323

Index 329

Distributor and Agency Agreement Outlines
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General Business Plan Outline
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Glossary
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International Trade Commission Offices
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CBP Form 17: ATPA Declaration
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CBP Form 19: Protest
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CBP Form 26: Report of Diversion
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CBP Form 28: Request for Information
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CBP Form I-68: Canadian Border Boat Landing (Permit Sample)
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CBP Form I-95: Crewman's Landing Permit
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CBP/ATC Form 101, Event Application
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DHS Form I-193, Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa
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CBP Form 214: Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/or Status Designation
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CBP Form 214A: Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/or Status Designation
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CBP Form 214B: Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/or Status Designation
Continuation Sheet
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CBP Form 214C: Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/or Status Designation
Continuation Sheet
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CBP Form 216: Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit
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CBP Form 226: Record of Vessel Foreign Repair or Equipment Purchase
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CBP Form 243: CCFR Event Application
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CBP Form 247: Cost Submission
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CBP Form 255: Declaration of Unaccompanied Articles
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CBP Form 262: Request for Printed Material
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CBP Form 300: Bonded Warehouse Proprietor's Submission
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CBP Form 301: Customs Bond
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CBP Form 301A: Addendum to CBP Form 301
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CBP Form 306: Sensitive Security Information (SSI) Document Receipt
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CBP Form 339A: Annual User Fee Decal Request - Aircraft
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CBP Form 339C: Vehicle Application
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CBP Form 339U: Update Transponder Information
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CBP Form 339V: Annual User Fee Decal Request - Vessel
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CBP Form 349: Harbor Maintenance Fee Quarterly Summary Report
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CBP Form 350: Harbor Maintenance Fee Amended Quarterly Summary Report
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CBP Form 400: ACH Application
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CBP Form 401: Automated Clearinghouse Credit Enrollment
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CBP Form I-408: Application to Pay Off or Discharge Alien Crewman
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CBP Form I-418: Passenger List � Crew List
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CBP Form 434: North American Free Trade Agreement Certificate of Origin
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CBP Form 434A: North American Free Trade Agreement Certificate of Origin Continuation Sheet
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CBP Form 442: Application for Exemption from Special Landing Requirements
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CBP Form 442A: OVERFLIGHT Pilot/Crewmember Personal Information Release
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CBP Form 446: NAFTA Verification of Origin Questionnaire
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CBP Form 449: Certificate of Origin - ATPDEA
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CBP Form 450: United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) Certificate of Origin
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CBP Form I-510: Guarantee of Payment
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DHS Form 590, Authorization to Release Information to Another Person
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CBP Form I-736: Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Information
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CBP Form I-736 Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Information � Korean
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CBP Form I-736 Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Information � Japanese
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CBP Form I-736 Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Information � Simplified Chinese
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CBP Form I-736 Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Information � Traditional Chinese
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CBP Form I-760: Guam Visa Waiver Agreement
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CBP Form I-775: Visa Waiver Carrier Agreement
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CBP Form 823F: FAST Commercial Driver Application - Mexico
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CBP Form 823S: SENTRI Application
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CBP Form 1300: Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement
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CBP Form 1302: Inward Cargo Declaration
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CBP Form 1302A: Cargo Declaration - Outward with Commercial Forms
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CBP Form 1303: Ship�s Stores Declaration
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CBP Form 1304: Crew's Effects Declaration
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CBP Form 1400: Record of Vessels Engaged in Foreign Trade Entered
or Arrived Under Permit to Proceed
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CBP Form 1401: Record of Vessels Engaged in Foreign Trade Cleared
or Granted Permit to Proceed
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CBP Form 3078: Application for Identification Card
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CBP Form 3124: Application for Customs Broker License
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CBP Form 3124E: Application for Customs Broker License Exam
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CBP Form 3171: Application-Permit-Special License Unlading-Lading-Overtime Services
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CBP Form 3173: Application for Extension of Bond for Temporary Importation
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CBP Form 3227: Certificate of Disposition of Imported Merchandise
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CBP Form 3229: Certificate of Origin
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CBP Form 3299: Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles
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CBP Form 3311: Declaration for Free Entry of Returned American Products
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CBP Form 3347: Declaration of Owner: For Merchandise Obtained in Pursuance of a Purchase
or Agreement to Purchase
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CBP Form 3347a: Declaration of Consignee When Entry Is Made by an Agent
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CBP Form 3461: Entry/Immediate Delivery
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CBP Form 3461a: Entry/Immediate Delivery (alternate version)
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CBP Form 3485: Lien Notice
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CBP Form 3495: Application for Exportation of Articles under Special Bond
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CBP Form 3499: Application and Approval to Manipulate, Examine, Sample, or Transfer Goods
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CBP Form 4315: Application for Allowance in Duties
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CBP Form 4455: Certificate of Registration
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CBP Form 4457: Certificate of Registration for Personal Effects Taken Abroad
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CBP Form 4609: Petition for Remission or Mitigation of Forfeitures and Penalties Incurred
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CBP Form 4630: Petition for Relief from Forfeiture
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CBP Form 4632: Lien Holder Financial Statement
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CBP Form 4811: Special Address Notification
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CBP Form 5106: Importer ID Input Record
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CBP Form 5125: Application for Withdrawal of Bonded Stores for Fishing Vessel
and Certificate of Use
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CBP Form 5129: Crew Member's Declaration and Instructions
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CBP Form 5297: Power of Attorney
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CBP Form 6043: Delivery Ticket
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CBP Form 6478: Application for CBP Approved Gaugers and Accredited Laboratories
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CBP Form 7501: Instructions
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CBP Form 7501: Entry Summary with Continuation Sheets
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CBP Form 7507: General Declaration Agriculture, Customs, Immigration and Public Health
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CBP Form 7509: Air Cargo Manifest
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CBP Form 7512: Transportation Entry and Manifest of Goods Subject to CBP Inspection and Permit
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CBP Form 7512A: Transportation Entry and Manifest of Goods Subject to CBP Inspection and Permit
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CBP Form 7514: Drawback Notice (Lading/FTZ Transfer)
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CBP Form 7523: Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier's Certificate and Release
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CBP Form 7533: Inward Cargo Manifest for Vessel under Five Tons, Ferry, Train, Car, Vehicle, etc.
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CBP Form 7551: Drawback Entry
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CBP Form 7551 Instructions
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CBP Form 7552: Delivery Certificate for Purposes of Drawback
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CBP Form 7552 Instructions
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CBP Form 7553: Notice of Intent to Export, Destroy or Return Merchandise for Purposes of Drawback
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CBP Form 7553 Instructions
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I-94: Arrival/Departure Record
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I-94W: Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure Record
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Canadian Customs Invoice
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Certification of Origin Sample
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Form e370 - Application to Transact Bonded Carrier and Forwarding Operations (Canada)
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Harmonized Tariff Schedule
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Statement of Origin Sample Forms - Australia 1 of 4
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Statement of Origin Sample Forms - Australia 2 of 4
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Statement of Origin Sample Forms - Australia 3 of 4
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Statement of Origin Sample Forms - Australia 4 of 4
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