When you are importing products into the United States, there are already plenty of responsibilities for you to think about, making it difficult to keep track of everything you need to do to get your shipment through customs.
It is also important not to overlook the Partner Government Agency (Partner Government Agency) compliance. Partner Government Agency regulations can cause issues with your shipment if you aren’t careful to abide by them. As such, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the various Partner Government Agencies and their rules before shipping goods that are subject to these regulations.
A Customs Brokerage has the knowledge and expertise to help you comply with these agency regulations and ensure that your shipment isn’t disrupted.
What is a Partner Government Agency?
A Partnered Government Agency is an agency under the United States federal government that regulates the import of certain products. There are several different Partner Government Agencies — each of which regulates different products according to the agency’s area of responsibility.
Some of the more notable Partner Government Agencies include:
- Federal Drug Administration (FDA)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
- Fish and Wildlife (F&W)
- Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
- Department of Transportation (DOT)
- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS)
- And More
The agency regulations that you must comply with depend on the products that you ship. In this case, you will likely be required to have a permit a registration, or other documentation to complete your shipment.
How a Customs Broker Can Help
It can be difficult to understand which agency regulations you are subject to and what steps you need to take to abide by them. Licensed customs brokers understand the complexities of the United States import process, including the regulations established by various Partner Government Agencies.
At A Customs Brokerage, we’ll work with you to understand your business and the types of goods you deal with so that we can take the proper steps to help you comply with customs and Partner Government Agency regulations. We can also help with other aspects of the customs and shipping process to ensure your goods make it to market as quickly as possible.
Contact A Customs Brokerage: Your Cargo Concierge
Partner Government Agencies play an important role in the customs process. Failing to properly comply with a given agency’s regulations can prevent your shipment from importing compliantly and in a timely manner.
Contact A Customs Brokerage today to get in touch with one of our experienced customs brokers and learn more about how we can help you navigate the Partner Government Agencies without complications.