To learn more about establishing an import business, import requirements, or importing for personal use, please view U.S. Import Requirements http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/basic_trade/
For more information on importing, including specifics on compliance, invoices, duty assessments, classification and value, marking requirements, please view Importing into the U.S. http://www.bizcenter.org/Compass/8748/
For information regarding importing, or starting an importing business, please contact Tammy Marquez-Oldham at the Portland Small Business Development Center: (971) 722-5094, or tammy.marquez@N0SPAM.pcc.edu .
A helpful on-line business toolbox can be found at http://www.nfib.com/. NFIB: The Voice of Small Businesses, offers a library of on line business management info pertaining to importing. Topics include Basics of an Exporting and Importing Contact, Understanding Supply Chain Management, and Basics of an Exporting and Importing Business Plan.