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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Are you ready to become a client?
If you are interested in our services, we would love to work with you. The UTSA SBDC International Trade Center requires you to complete our Online Client Signup. Or you can fill out a Advising Request Form (English) or Solicitud De Asesoramiento (Spanish). This form can be submitted by email to or by fax to 210.458.2476.
Once information is received we will contact you to obtain more details about your business in order to better match your company profile to one of our International Business Advisors. Our Client Management Specialist will set up an initial appointment during which the advisor will assess your technical as well as market research needs.

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