How to Avoid Customs Delays and Ensure Timely Shipments

How to Avoid Customs Delays and Ensure Timely Shipments

How to Avoid Customs Delays and Ensure Timely Shipments Why is my shipment stuck at customs? It’s a question that many importers find themselves asking at one time or another. A container filled with goods that need to get to your customer’s warehouse ends up delayed...
What is Social Compliance and What is an SA8000 Audit?

What is Social Compliance and What is an SA8000 Audit?

What is Social Compliance and What is an SA8000 Audit? How can you ensure your supply chain is free of issues like child labor, forced labor, and unfair disciplinary practices? How do you know that your suppliers in developing countries are compliant with all...
5 Great Resources from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission

5 Great Resources from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission

5 Great Resources from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission If you’ve ever imported consumer products to the United States, you probably know about the Consumer Product Safety Commission (or CPSC), and if you are not familiar with the CPSC, you should be. The...
What are Factory Audits and Why are They Important?

What are Factory Audits and Why are They Important?

You’ve done your due diligence and found a good factory to work with. Congratulations. On paper, it looks like they’re everything you could look for in a manufacturer. They’re perfect for your product. And it seems like this might just be a match made in heaven. Time...
Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory Compliance

After you have an idea, you’ve found a factory, and you’ve produced your samples, you may think that you are ready to place an order. Tap the brakes! One thing that is very important to understand before you move forward with production is “Regulatory Compliance”. In...

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