Importing Electronics Into the USA

There are four important issues to consider when you’re sourcing or importing electronics from overseas into the US. These are Safety Standards compliance Labeling requirements Documentary requirements Lab testing requirements Safety standards are generally documented agreements established by consensus of industry experts, in certain cases approved by recognized bodies and sometimes adopted by the federal … More Importing Electronics Into the USA

Importing Cosmetics (including skin care) into the US

For US Customs purposes, skincare classification would fall under Heading 3304 of the Harmonised Tariff Schedule US., and your product may fall under any of the sub-headings depending on application and ingredients. This will determine if any duty is payable on the import. As far as the FDA is concerned, mandatory registration or approval is not … More Importing Cosmetics (including skin care) into the US

5 Top Tips to Ensure Clearance of Your Merchandise by US Customs

If you are a US importer, or a foreign exporter sending goods to your US buyer, here are 5 tips to ensure that your merchandise would have a better chance at clearing US customs: Complying with US laws – Before even arriving in the US, comply with the provisions of any special laws of the … More 5 Top Tips to Ensure Clearance of Your Merchandise by US Customs

Mengenali Program Pengesahan Pembekal Makanan FDA Amerika Syarikat

Sekiranya anda mengekspot atau ingin mengekspot  makanan dan bahan makanan ke Amerika Syarikat, anda harus mengetahui bahawa semua pengimpot makanan di Amerika Syarikat diwajibkan mematuhi dan menyedia program pengesahan pembekal makanan bagi setiap pembekal asing, berkuatkuasa 30 Mei 2017 . Program ini juga memerlukan pengesahan pengimpot bahawa makanan tersebut mematuhi segala undang-undang di AS. Setiap pengimpot … More Mengenali Program Pengesahan Pembekal Makanan FDA Amerika Syarikat

US Importers! Know the Food Supplier Verification Program

Importers of food to the US, you should know that by May 30th, 2017, you are required to set-up a program that verifies both the foreign supplier and the food itself as complying with US laws (“Food Supplier Verification Program”). This includes Identifying foreseeable food hazards Evaluating risks posed by the food and the foreign supplier’s … More US Importers! Know the Food Supplier Verification Program

Products labelled as “Organic” and “Natural”

The term “Organic” is regulated by the USDA as applying to agricultural products under the National Organic Program (NOP). Therefore, farmers and producers who meet the USDA/NOP organic production, handling, processing and labelling standards may be eligible to be certified under the NOP regulations. This also applies to a cosmetic, body care product or personal … More Products labelled as “Organic” and “Natural”

Saluran pemasaran produk makanan dan minuman berpakej di AS

Di Amerika Syarikat, makanan berpakej dan minuman berpakej (sedia diminum) lazimnya diedarkankan dan dipasarkan melalui saluran seperti khidmatan pemakanan (foodservice), pasaraya, kedai serbaneka (convenience store) (seperti yang sering ada di stesen-stesen minyak), penjual barangan borongan, kedai kelab pemborong, kedai runcit dan kedai farmasi. Dari segi keuntungan, peniaga dalam industri tersebut melapurkan bahawa saluran khidmatan pemakanan … More Saluran pemasaran produk makanan dan minuman berpakej di AS

The US market for ready-to-eat curries and gravies

US consumer trends show that American consumers are more willing to experiment with global flavors and tastes. Mexican (Tex-Mex or Cal-Mex) , Chinese and Indian foods are well known and Asian (Thai, Japanese) are coming mainstream. African (Moroccan, Ethiopian), Authentic Mexican and Middle Eastern flavors are making inroads. This points to increasing American self-identification as “foodie” … More The US market for ready-to-eat curries and gravies

Convenience Stores as a distribution channel in the US

Convenience stores or C-store sales account for more than 42% of packaged beverage sales (RTD) in the US, including beer sales. Single cup coffee is also doing well in the C-store channel. They are however in competition with supermarkets and mass merchandisers which price the same products at lower points. C-stores are oriented toward impulse … More Convenience Stores as a distribution channel in the US