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Factors To Consider In E-Commerce Shipment

Updated: May 17, 2021

Nowadays, especially because of the pandemic, everyone likes to shop online. Online shopping is as effortless as a click of a button. It is very convenient, and products from all over the world ship directly to you. Quick and easy, right? But something that you must pay close attention to is what exactly you’re shipping into the U.S.A. because the U.S. Customs regulations have made changes to closely focus on goods that harm the U.S. economy.

When shipping products into the U.S., make sure your goods are:

  • Not Subject To Antidumping:

    • Antidumping laws are meant to prevent products that are produced and manufactured abroad from being sold by foreign firms in the U.S. at “less than fair value”, which harms the U.S. economy.

  • Not Counterfeit:

    • Counterfeit products from foreign nations are harmful to the U.S. economy, having impacts on legitimate businesses. Counterfeit products may also pose a threat to the health and safety of consumers due to their cheap and substandard practices involved in the process of production.

  • Not in Violation of Intellectual Property Rights:

    • Make sure your products do not violate any patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret rules.

  • If Subject to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Regulations:

    • Make sure your products comply with FDA rules, which are based on laws set forth in the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

  • If Subject to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Regulations:

    • USDA regulations protect and promote U.S. agricultural health.

  • If Subject to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulations:

    • If your imports may be a danger to the environment, they must be approved by the EPA.

    • Examples: automobile engines, pesticides, etc.

  • If Subject to Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulations:

    • DOT compliance refers to successfully meeting the requirements set by the Department of Transportation in regards to the operation of vehicles.

It is very important that you comply with these requirements. If you have a difficult time keeping track of all the regulations, please contact or

call 714-738-1196 for assistance on your imports.



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