Before you can legally import any goods into the United States, the goods must arrive at a port of entry and U.S. Customs must authorize the delivery to their final destination based on the documents you file. In addition to identifying the correct Harmonized System (HS) number for your products, which is used to determine how much duty you must pay for the goods, you need to be aware of other various types of import controls for your products including import licenses and permits, various types of certificates, absolute and tariff rate quotas, and anti-dumping and countervailing duties. In addition, each country has its own unique requirements for importing different types of goods.

Our Import Controls Wizard helps you determine whether or not any of these import controls exist. Just enter your product’s HS number as well as the country of import, country of manufacture, and country of export. The results page will display a list of all potentially applicable import controls for your product.

Watch the video below to see how the Import Controls Wizard works.


 


Pricing

A one-year subscription to the Import Controls Wizard is only $1,300, and there are no limitations to the number of screenings you can conduct each day, month or year. Just call Shipping Solutions at (888) 890-7447 and subscribe today.

If you’re not yet ready to subscribe, you can try out the Import Controls Wizard for free by giving us a call or completing the trial request form.

Steps to Run the Import Controls Wizard

  • Login to the Trade Compliance Wizards here. See the Pricing section above for how to obtain login credentials.
  • Hover over the Controls tab, then click Import Controls.
  • Select the Country of Import, which is the country that will be receiving the goods.
  • Select the Country of Export, which is the country that is shipping the goods.
  • Select the Country of Manufacture, which is the country where the goods were produced.
  • Helpful Hint: To make future screenings go faster, you can enter defaults for the three countries above by going to the Utilities tab, Default Setup screen and selecting defaults for each field.
  • Enter the Import HS Number, which is the Harmonized System number in the country which will be receiving the goods. If you also have a subscription to the Product Classification Wizard, you can click the magnifying glass icon to the right of this field to bring up an HS Number Search screen.
  • Enter the Import Date, which is the date the goods will be received in the Country of Import.
  • Click Next.
  • The results are divided into three sections. The Import Controls Results section shows what you screened plus an HS Description.
  • The Import Controls Summary shows the controls types along with color-coded results: No Controls (green), Controls May Apply (yellow) or Controls Apply (red). The Control Types screened are:
    • Embargo/Sanction
    • Prohibition
    • Licenses, Permits, etc.
    • ADD/CVD (Anti-dumping and countervailing duties)
    • Absolute Quota
    • Tariff Rate Quota
    • Other Controls
  • The Global Notes section provides additional information, such as notes regarding wood packaging and other global controls. This section may also define key terms or acronyms.
  • To see the  Import Controls Details click the plus sign at the far right.
  • The section will expand to show more results including the controlling authority, notes, references, sources and applicable codes.
  • Results of all screenings are stored in an audit trail. Hover of the Utilities tab, then Audit Trail. Click Audit Trail. Choose Import Controls in the Module drop-down list. Enter the date range you want to review (one year maximum). Click Search. The screenings you ran during that time period will display. Click View Details to review a particular screening.

A one-year subscription to the Import Controls Wizard is only $1,300, and there are no limitations to the number of screenings you can conduct each day, month or year. Just call Shipping Solutions at (888) 890-7447 and subscribe today.

If you’re not yet ready to subscribe, you can try out the Import Controls Wizard for free by giving us a call or completing the trial request form. We'll show you how easy international trade compliance can be!

Get a free trial subscription to all of our trade wizards and see how they can work for your company.

Shipping Solutions has been our go-to software to make sure our company is adhering to all USA international trade compliance rules and regulations. It makes the relatively complex and intimidating task of compliance easy, especially in a fast-paced environment where speed and convenience are important to get the job done.

Lauren Lapic
CENTRIA

Shipping Solutions' International Trade Compliance Wizards play an important role in keeping us compliant with import-export regulations. I particularly like the Audit Trail, which makes it easy to keep our screening records up to date.

Catherine Smith
Buyer & Import/Export Control Manager
Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.