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Trade and Roles of Customs and Custom's Brokers

1. What are some of the various information sources provided by the U.S. government to support import/export businesses?

2. What is the role of Customs and Custom's brokers?

3. What are the licensing requirements for importing and exporting goods?

4. Explain the tariff system and the customs process for import business?

5. What are free trade zones?

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1. What are some of the various information sources provided by the U.S. government to support import/export businesses?

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has provided financial, technical, and managerial assistance to help Americans start small businesses since 1953. The SBA has offices in almost every major U.S. city. It operates a toll-free Ïanswer deskÓ at (800) 8-ASK-SBA, which refers callers to appropriate sources of information. The SBA also sponsors counseling, training, and information services, including the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), Business Information Centers (BICs), Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), and Women's Business Centers (WBCs).
The SBA Web site (http://www.sba.gov/) can lead you, step-by-step, through the process of establishing a business. Some of the topics include information about different forms of business entities, advice on choosing locations and price levels, help in finding financing, information about taxes, and other types of counseling.
For export legal assistance, contact the Export Legal Assistance Network (ELAN), a program established by the Federal Bar Association. It provides an initial legal consultation free of charge to companies just beginning to export. As part of ELAN, knowledgeable lawyers ...

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The solution examines Trades from the United States. The role of Customs and Custom's Brokers is analyzed.

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