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So You Want to Import

Test your company's readiness to begin importing. The more statements below that apply to your company, the more prepared you are to begin.

My Company:

knows the import procedures for buying and bringing products from other countries.

has already defined the HTS code for the product(s) it wants to import.

can dedicate resources (time, money, personnel, etc.) to the import process.

knows the costs involved in importing the product (freight, duties, processing fees, etc.).

has calculated the landed price of the imported product.

is aware of the financial advantages of importing products from NAFTA and other FTA territories.

has staff able to deal with foreign sellers and potentially traveling to their facilities.

has defined the intended domestic buyers for the product.

has defined the type of supplier it needs.

has prepared a marketing plan with strategies and goals to sell the imported products domestically.

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If you agree with most of the statements above, you are in a good position to start the process to begin importing your products. The International Trade Center requires you to fill out a Counseling Request form. Once you submit this form by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by fax to 210.458.2491, we will contact you to obtain more information about your business in order to better match your company profile to one of our International Business Consultants. Janette Torres, Client Management Specialist, will set up an initial appointment during which the consultant will assess your technical as well as market research needs.

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