John Goodrich

John Goodrich

John Goodrich is an International Trade Consultant and Licensed Customhouse Broker with more than 25 years of experience in international trade. He is currently the principal in the consulting firm of JD Goodrich & Associates where his varied industry experience results in practical, actionable advice for his clients.

An active member in the Twin Cities round table of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), he takes a strategic view of the roles of international compliance and logistics in the greater supply chain.

On: August 16, 2023     By: John Goodrich

Import Record-Keeping Compliance: A Checklist Approach

As an importer, you are required to retain records relative to your importing for five years from the date of entry. Use this checklist to teach staff how to audit an import file, and keep it to demonstrate that you have done your audit work and are in compliance.

On: October 12, 2022     By: John Goodrich

Importing Basics: Country of Origin

It's important to know the correct country of origin for your imports into the United States, because U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) uses that information to determine the proper duty rates to assess and whether preferential trade agreements, trade sanctions or import quotas may apply.

On: March 18, 2019     By: John Goodrich

The Three R’s of Export Compliance: FTR, EAR and ITAR

U.S. exports are controlled by more than one set of regulations and more than one agency. It's no wonder exporters can get confused. Just as students must go to school to learn the three academic R’s, exporters also need to be schooled in the three R’s of export compliance: FTR, EAR and ITAR.

On: September 10, 2018     By: John Goodrich

When Classifying Parts Using HTS Codes, Read the Notes!

We all know what a part is, so it comes as a surprise to some that the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) uses the word 'part' with a narrower and precise definition. What we call a part in industry is rarely what the HTS code refers to as a 'part' or 'parts thereof.' You need to know the difference.


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