Question by  emilyjones (69)

What do I have to do to get an importing license?

I want to be an importer.


Answer by  patti (29325)

It depends on the rules/regulations in the state where you live, as well as the federal regulations regarding what you want to import and in what quantity. US Customs and Border Protection deals with licensing and governmental import authorizations. USCBP offices located throughout the U.S.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

An importers license can be obtained at your local permit office downtown. The importers license does require a lot of paperwork as well as background checks. You must know ahead of time exactly what you wish to import before filing .


Answer by  patti (29325)

Depending on what and how much you import, you may not need a license. You can get details from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Locations are listed online.


Answer by  Hewitt302 (1720)

The federal and state level government will want to know exactly WHAT you are importing. There will be a fee and perhaps a court appearance.

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