Enforcement of EPA Requirements on Vessel Importation

EPA enforcement is becoming a more prevalent issue for vessels importing into the US. This has been in the regulations for a while but has rarely been enforced. Before a few weeks ago we had only been asked 2 or 3 times in 15 years for the EPA conformity of the engines in a boat. Within the last month Customs has started requesting this on a regular basis and in Miami, Customs is requiring the WPA 3520-21 Engine Read More

Trying to Sell Your Yacht? Here are Six Useful Tips

Selling your yacht can be an overwhelming prospect, and it will likely take significantly more time and effort than you might imagine. Thus, we have detailed six useful tips to help you sell your vessel in the most efficient and profitable manner possible. Read on to learn more, and be sure to contact Howard S. Reeder, Inc with any questions you may have! 1) Advertise If you really want to sell your vessel, do Read More

The Alphabet Soup of Importation

As an importer, there are numerous agencies and system of which you must be aware. In fact, there is a veritable alphabet soup of acronyms that you will need to know and understand in order to ensure your importation practices are always legally compliant. Below is just a sampling of some of the most important acronyms which every importer needs to know: CBP CBP stands for “United States Customs and Border Read More

Yachting Abroad: 5 Highly Restricted Souvenirs by US Customs

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) does not mess around when it comes to the importation of merchandise from foreign countries. They have a vast list of items that are either prohibited or restricted in some way, and it can be incredibly difficult to stay up to date on the often changing rules and regulations. If you’re like most people, when you travel abroad you like to collect souvenirs. Whatever you Read More

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