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You're watching in sharing important video tutorial importing from China to the United States in this video you will learn about United States product regulations mandatory labeling requirements custom taxes customs valuation and the customs bond which it's mandatory if you input anything valued 2,500 us up okay but first product regulations the fun part so if you're based in the United States as an input is your responsibility to ensure compliance with the regulations that applies your product and we're looking at safety regulations substance restrictions document requirements labeling requirements lab testing requirements different regulations and different procedures for different products you even have different specific regulations in in certain states especially in California okay now as is your responsibility to ensure compliance you need to research which regulations apply to your product before we even think about importing anything to the US now if you enforce a non-compliant product this means that your product is subject to a force recall you may not even be able to get the cargo through the customs the stakes are fairly high and of course there's no insurance to cover this so you have to simply have to be sure okay now this is a very brief overview regulations in the US there's no way I would be able to go through every single regulation in detail just so you understand that now let's go through these one by one first we have CPSIA which regulates toys and children's products in the US and this is mandatory regulation on a federal level which means it applies in every state now as an importer in the toys and children's products base you need to ensure compliance with substance regulations safety standards say ASTM you need to ensure students product certificates you need to implement a reasonable testing plan to be sure that every batch is is compliant so you have these different elements you need to comply with is not just a matter of submitting a sample for lab testing it's not that simple you need to have a documentation you need to have the labeling and so on okay now for electronics all electronics in the US are regulated by the FCC and you have a subpart called FCC part 15 regulates basically all types of electronics anything with a chip inside anything with a processor so an FCC coverage document requirements the verification of compliance you've got different types of document requirements with different electronics labeling requirements you probably know the FCC compliance marked as being phased out now at least when it comes to devices with screens but still highly relevant from many categories and then we have the flammable fabrics act FFA also as ministered by the CPSC and FFA applies to specific types of fabrics especially thin fabrics so this means that you have fabrics that say for for our wedding dresses and so on they tend to be within the scope of FFA while say sweater.


Why is the TPP so controversial?
This is an important question. And the answer reflects a larger paradox we're facing today • including some misconceptions about the effects of globalization, technology, past trade agreements, as well as some misunderstandings about the Trans-Pacific Partnership itself.Let’s start by taking a step back. As I’ve said before, for all the gloom and doom you hear every day, the truth is that if you could choose any time and place to be alive, you would pick right here, right now, in America. We are living through the most peaceful and most prosperous era in human history. And trade has been an important part of that progress • technology and innovation, driven by global demand and supply chains that have emerged in recent decades, have delivered tremendous benefits across America. Expanded trade has helped us afford devices that are more powerful than supercomputers that filled entire rooms a generation ago • but today fit in our pockets. And expanded trade since World War II has put more than $10,000 per year in additional income in American families' pockets.But for many, it might not feel that way. Even before the financial crisis hit in 2022. we’d experienced decades of sluggish income growth for the middle class. While automation, technology, and the global marketplace allowed many entrepreneurs and business owners to earn more by selling high-tech products to a broader pool of consumers, those same forces also undercut other Americans. Wages stagnated. Companies produced more goods with fewer workers. And communities saw factories close down and jobs move overseas. So it's not hard to see why many Americans are anxious about their economic futures.Unfortunately, in the current political season, some folks are exploiting that anxiety for political gain. Folks are promising to fix our problems by walling ourselves off from the outside world • withdrawing from international institutions, shutting down immigration, and yes, blocking a trade agreement.But if the past two decades have taught us anything, it’s that the biggest challenges we face can’t be solved in isolation. We live in an age of global supply chains, cargo ships that crisscross oceans, and online commerce that can render borders obsolete. The answer isn’t to stop trading with other countries • in this global economy that’s not even possible. The answer is to do trade the right way, by negotiating with other countries so that they raise their labor and environmental standards, to make sure they don’t impose unfair tariffs on American goods or steal our intellectual property. That’s how we make sure international rules are consistent with our values, including human rights. That’s how we get better wages. That’s how we help our workers compete on a level playing field.And that’s exactly what TPP does. It puts in place the highest standards in history. It supports American businesses • large and small, manufacturing and service, brick-and-mortar and online • by simplifying customs regulations and eliminating more than 18,000 taxes that other countries place on our goods. It stands up for American workers, by stopping other countries from providing unfair subsidies to their government-owned businesses. It reflects our values • from requiring a minimum wage and prohibiting child labor to combating illegal fishing and wildlife trafficking, this trade agreement ensures that we're the ones writing the rules of trade in the 21st century. And all these standards are enforceable • if a country violates these rules, we can hit them with tough sanctions.Perhaps most importantly, this agreement comes at a critical time. Trade and trade agreements in Asia are going to happen whether TPP passes or not. In fact, China is currently working on its own trade agreement with the region, one that almost certainly won’t hold countries up to the same high standards as we fought for in the TPP.So the question is: Do we want that trade to be driven by American rules and American values? Or do we want the rules of the road written without us? Because failing to pass TPP would mean that U.S. exporters get squeezed out of Asia and some of the millions of American workers whose jobs are supported by exports to this region could find their jobs at risk.So this is about our prospects here at home, and a test of our leadership around the globe. It's not a Republican agreement or a Democratic agreement, it's a bipartisan agreement that puts America first. In fact, I think Ohio Governor John Kasich, a Republican who by no means agrees with me on everything, makes the case well:Our economy is changing rapidly, and that’s not going to change. So we have a choice: We can choose to turn inward and wall ourselves off from the outside world. Or, we can make this change work for us. We can lead the world with our values and harness the potential of the 21st century for the good of our workers, our businesses, and our country. That’s what the TPP does.And you can take a look for yourself • everything that’s in the agreement is right here.
Is it bad that big chain stores like Walmart are killing mom and pop shops? Do you care where to buy things that you need?
You can’t solve a problem by blaming the wrong cause. Big chain stores are not killing mom and pop stores. Let’s look at the top two culprits:1) CustomersCustomers are the proximate killers of mom and pop stores.Now, this should be obvious, but I guess we need to remind folks: Customers themselves are choosing to take their money to big chain stores rather than to mom and pop stores, which results in • (Ta-Dah!)• the death of mom and pop stores.Why? Let’s turn again to Business 101: Because the big chain stores give customers a better tradeoff of price, assortment, selection, convenience, terms, hours, environment, parking, credit, financing, inventory, etc.The customer is getting more total benefit for their dollars and for their time by shopping at big chain stores than they would receive by shopping at mom and pop stores.Now, those (few?) authoritarians who realize this, complain that the customer is a dum-dum, and they try to replace customers• preferences with theirs.But that’s not fair! It’s the customers• money that their labor created, and it’s their time that they are spending shopping. Frankly if these authoritarians had any empathy and humility it would be obvious even to them: customers should be able to spend their money and their time wherever they durn well please! (But, thank you for your opinion, Big Brother. :)In fact, some people could argue that those who condescend to tell customers what their tradeoffs “ought to be”, given that they don’t even know these people and are rarely anything like them, are the real dummies.And arrogant dummies to boot.2) GovernmentBut a more important question can be asked: “How can big chain stores offer such a better package of shopping to customers?”Which brings us to the second biggest killer of mom and pop stores (and, as you will see, this culprit directly impacts killer #1.)It’s government.More specifically, it is the government’s heavy-handed, bureaucratic implementations of taxes[1] and regulations[2] and zoning[3] and inspections[4] and reporting[5] and minimum wages[6] and background checks and licenses[7] and handicap access[8] and bathroom requirements[9] and window display restrictions[10] and shake-down lawsuits[11] and equal employment[12] and affirmative action [13] and immigration enforcement[14] , and trade barriers[15], and restrictions of personal safety[16], and social security and withholding[17] and insurance regulation, and sexual discrimination, and sexual harassment, and sick leave, and …• and ad seemingly infinitum[18] .Government, because it “cares so much about us”, creates far too much overhead and hassle for mom and pop to be able to handle on their own. It makes running a small business much too costly and too hard, and sadly, way too much of a headache, relative to how Big Business can amortize the high government overhead costs across numerous business lines and numerous employees and headquarters staff.So, the customers see higher prices, less selection, fewer hours, worse environment, less customer service, half-dead owners, etc. and they make their decision accordingly.But what they don’t see is the cause, their noble government helping them out. (Motto: “Caring uppermost for the consumer, and of course, for our friends, the mom and pop store”).Optimism among small-business owners remains below average, with owners reporting no net growth in employment. And yet they don’t report competition from larger businesses or poor sales as their top concerns. Instead, they list “taxes” and “government regulations and red tape” as their biggest problems- Government is killing small business - The Boston Globe(Notice in the graphs below that “regulation” and “taxes” have almost always been bigger concerns than “big business” for small businesses:)Source: http://www.nfib.com/assets/SBET-...Solutions: Authoritarian versus LibertarianThe normal authoritarian fixes are to pass more laws and more regulations, but this time, the authoritarians assure us, why, they’re going to protect the mom & pop stores and hurt those big mean ole• chain stores. Because authoritarians? Why, they ain’t nothing if not always on the side of the little guy!Ha!“Please, Br'er Fox, don't fling me in dat brier-patch!”They are ignoring decades of public choice theory. Do they not understand regulatory capture?“More government?”, Big Business strokes its chin. “Ex-ce-lent!”Large companies will just spread out the costs of more lobbying, of “working with” government, of expert testimony, of writing regulations, of providing jobs to retired, helpful regulators, of court cases, of campaign contributions, of public relations projects, of conventions, of hosting junkets, of putting together “educational retreats”, of fees and taxes and reporting costs, of ….The mom and pop stores? One thing we know for sure is that they won’t be there, camped out in the regulators• offices kissing butt and filing hundred page briefs and attending hours of boring “public hearings”, they’re too busy toiling until 2AM filling out their government report forms, and then getting up at 6Am to sweep their sidewalks.The libertarian solution is simple:Take Big Government out of the equation. If customers want certifications, and assurances, and insurance, and special privileges for certain favored identitarian groups, well, let private companies offer such certifications. Small businesses will be able to decide if the costs are worth the customer benefit, and customers will themselves weigh trust in their local provider versus third-party assurances.Let the customers decide. We can’t know if Big Business will win out over small business, even if we remove the inevitably unfair advantage of Big Government. But when Big Business is not being unduly, unfairly advantaged by the violence of Big Government, we will be able to find out! How? By watching how customers decide to voluntarily spend their own money when small business are not hamstrung by bureaucratic busybodies.And if big chain stores win out, why, good for them! But right now, it’s not fair. The winner is more because of the interventions of Big Government, and not what is best for us customers and certainly not what is best for mom and pop.Unfortunately, most of the people who purport to be concerned with the disappearance of the mom and pop stores, why, they have all types of solutions • • and every one of them start with increasing Big Government.And then they scratch their heads and wonder, “Where the heck did all those mom and pop stores go?”(Must have been Walmart that done them in!)See related:How Government Favors Big BusinessCan libertarian small government eliminate crony capitalism?Who benefits most from Big Government?Do libertarians ignore economies of scale?How Government Destroys Society ValueWhat would business owners do with the cash from a tax cut?How does licensing hurt the poor?Who should regulate capitalism?The Arrogance of GovernmentAre libertarians or authoritarians more narcissistic?What mistakes do politicians repeatedly make?How are government regulations a threat of violence?What types of people want to regulate others?Why Private Folks Would Do a Better JobWhich is more effective: government regulation or private certification?What regulations do libertarians advocate?Do employers actually want to pay their employees lower than minimum wage?What libertarian reforms could be done at the local level?How libertarians solve the transgender bathroom issue?→ Other Cronyism Essays by Dennis Pratt→ Table of Contents to Dennis• Libertarian WritingsFootnotes[1] The Heavy Tax Burden and the Plight of the Small Business - Being Libertarian[2] Small Businesses Win Some Regulatory Relief[3] small business - Karl Dickey's Blog[4] https://www.cityofboston.gov/ima...[5] Could Trump’s Deregulation Be a Lifeline for Struggling Entrepreneurs?[6] Will a Higher Minimum Wage Close a Beloved Bookstore?[7] Stossel: Stop! You Need a License To Do that Job![8] Unreasonable Accommodation[9] Texas small business owners speak out against transgender bathroom bill[10] Chicago to Businesses: Did Licensed Contractors Hang Those Window Signs?[11] Serial ADA lawsuit filer striking Bay Area[12] Employee Rights: What Small-Business Owners Need to Know[13] The 7.63% Solution[14] SAFE Act an Expensive Boondoggle[15] We Need Actual Free Trade, Not the TPP[16] Philly Votes to Regulate Bulletproof Glass in Corner Stores[17] Invisible Taxes: The Government Dirty Secret[18] Look What These 25 Regulations Are Doing to Small Businesses
If India is so good, why do Indians leave India?
I would answer that using two words -”MOUKA” (Opportunities) and “THAPPA” (Seal of approval).But wait! There is more.Apart from obvious reasons of high-pay and opportunities, let me add a few more points, quoting examples of people who actually migrated from India.Who is he? - Venkatraman ramakrishnanWhat did he accomplish? - Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “studies of the structure and function of the ribosome.”What would he be doing had he stayed in India? - Would have probably become a researcher in a central institute, but would never have got his research funded “because he is a chemist and ribosome is a topic of biology.”Who is he? - V S NaipaulWhat did he accomplish? - Awarded Nobel Prize in literature.What would he be doing had he stayed in India? - Struggling to get his work published. Probably also being ridiculed behind the back for claiming that his works far far supersedes those of the Chetan Bhagat.Who is he? - Dr. Har Gobind Khorana:What did he accomplish? - Awarded Nobel Prize in medicine for “Interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis”What would he be doing had he stayed in India? - Probably a professor in one of our universities, checking practical copies and complaining about “the system” for not giving sufficient funds for a project.Who is he? - Amartya SenWhat did he accomplish? - Awarded Nobel Prize in Economics for “his contributions to welfare economics.”What would he be doing had he stayed in India? - Would have made his parents proud for working in a “stable, well-paying government job” as an accountant in a bank.Who is he? - S ChandrasekharWhat did he accomplish? - Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics "For his theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars”What would he be doing had he stayed in India - A professor in a university, perhaps a popular one because he could not only solve each and every numerical but could tell exactly which book it was from, which chapter and even page number.In short, we don’t get the opportunities, the infrastructure and the flexibility in India as compared to west.I never mean any disrespect to any of the laureates or to my country, what I want to say is that there are perhaps hundreds of Amartya Sen and S Chandrasekhar out there, who are forced everyday to kill their dreams and get settled.Once you go to west, you can’t be pressurized to follow the beaten path.You are ENCOURAGED to look at things from a different perspective. And a “stable, secure life” is NOT encouraged. Risk takers are NOT frowned upon.But apart from the obvious I would put one more reason - RECOGNITION.Yes, at times that “THAPPA” from the west creates more impact than all your qualities, your dedication and your good nature put together, even to your closest ones.Remember this man?Of course you do.Did you know him before 2022 when he got that “THAPPA” of Nobel?Wasn’t he working already?Aren’t we supposed to know him because he lives among us?WhyArre THAPPA yaar THAPPAPerhaps this is why “NRI Ladka” is such a fad among upper middle class fathers looking for bridegrooms for their daughters.Forget Mr. Satyarthi, do you know this man?Whenever I talk to someone about Swami Vivekananda, the first thing people mention is his Chicago Address.Seriously? Among all his contribution to philosophy, the only thing people find worthwhile is an address to Americans.I am sure it was phenomenal, but see, even Swami Vivekananda’s biggest accomplishment is his “THAPPA” from west.Forget even him, remember this man?One of the greatest man to walk on the Earth.Do you know that his methods were unique and he was the one who made our freedom struggle mass-based and not limited to elites.But do you know one of the reasons he was able to gain such a wide popularity in congress ranks, so soon after his return from Africa in 1915, was “his contribution and works in Africa.”I am sure Mahatma Gandhi would have been a great figure even without those credentials. He would have eventually achieved the respect and recognition he deserved.But even for him the “THAPPA” acted as a launch pad, even if it was not from west.Need I say more?Edit 1: BTW this was Saurabh Kumar RoyI am sure you will find my other answers insightful as well.Saurabh Kumar Roy's answer to Why is Narendra Modi making more foreign visits?
Import/Export: Do you have to fill out a customs form every time you ship a product from the USA to the rest of the world?
Somebody has to fill out a customs form every time a product is imported into a country for commercial use. It can be the seller or the buyer but even if the import is duty-free there will be a form to complete. I'm sure there are automated solutions so a form doesn't have to be completed manually but the cost may not justify the benefit.
How and what forms does a customs broker fill out for imported goods?
Omg I really don’t know :)I am a permanent client of brokers from https://clearit.ca/ , they usually solve all the details so that I don’t need to worry about any forms and other things.I will subscribe to this question, I am really interested now.
What happens to all of the paper forms you fill out for immigration and customs?
Years ago I worked at document management company.  There is cool software that can automate aspects of hand-written forms.  We had an airport as a customer - they scanned plenty and (as I said before) this was several years ago...On your airport customs forms, the "boxes" that you 'need' to write on - are basically invisible to the scanner - but are used because then us humans will tend to write neater and clearer which make sit easier to recognize with a computer.  Any characters with less than X% accuracy based on a recognition engine are flagged and shown as an image zoomed into the particular character so a human operator can then say "that is an "A".   This way, you can rapidly go through most forms and output it to say - an SQL database, complete with link to original image of the form you filled in.If you see "black boxes" at three corners of the document - it is likely set up for scanning (they help to identify and orient the page digitally).  If there is a unique barcode on the document somewhere I would theorize there is an even higher likelihood of it being scanned - the document is of enough value to be printed individually which costs more, which means it is likely going to be used on the capture side.   (I've noticed in the past in Bahamas and some other Caribbean islands they use these sorts of capture mechanisms, but they have far fewer people entering than the US does everyday)The real answer is: it depends.  Depending on each country and its policies and procedures.  Generally I would be surprised if they scanned and held onto the paper.   In the US, they proably file those for a set period of time then destroy them, perhaps mining them for some data about travellers. In the end,  I suspect the "paper-to-data capture" likelihood of customs forms ranges somewhere on a spectrum like this:Third world Customs Guy has paper to show he did his job, paper gets thrown out at end of shift. ------  We keep all the papers! everything is scanned as you pass by customs and unique barcodes identify which flight/gate/area the form was handed out at, so we co-ordinate with cameras in the airport and have captured your image.  We also know exactly how much vodka you brought into the country. :)
I work for a Freight Forwarder. Is it legal for them to outsource US Imports operations? Doesn’t this violates any TSA and US Customs laws and regulations?
It’s pretty common. Because you need bond arrangements and so on for import clearance in the US, I’ve encountered a lot of companies that do the same thing. It never crossed my mind to wonder if it was legal, so many people are doing it that I’m sure it is. Whoever it’s being outsourced to is going to be dealing direct with customs so it is probably safe to assume they’re legally allowed to be doing so.
How do I find out how much the shipping import customs are going to cost?
Your government’s import duties for various items should be posted somewhere. Usually, online.
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