Are you a foreign company and want to import into United States? Unlike the EU, Canada and Australia, sales taxes are not assessed during importation to the US. This means you do NOT need to register a Federal Tax ID when importing. Instead, Cargocentric can help apply for a Foreign Importer ID. The process is so fast and easy that we offer this service free of charge. To get started, please send us the following:
- Customs Power of Attorney (POA) – Leave the Tax ID blank (item 4)
- Documentation proving that the persons signing the POA are officers of the company.
- Government issued IDs of the persons signing the POA.
- Copy of Articles of Incorporation
All Customs compliance (including matters related to duty and taxes) are the foreign company’s responsibility. However, you still need to declare the ultimate consignee, aka the final destination.
Please contact us if you have additional questions.