24 Nov Where can I find information on becoming a licensed importer for goods out of Mexico and Canada?
If you’re looking to import from Mexico, you want to contact the Trade Commission of Mexico in Los Angeles (350 S. Figueroa St, Suite 296, Los Angeles, California 90071, phone # (213) 628-1220). However, that’s for general information. The US doesn’t require a specific importer’s license, but you will be asked for your “importer’s number,” which is either the IRS tax number of your business, or your social security number if you don’t have a registered business. Otherwise, contact your local Customs office for more information on the paperwork you’ll need. Also, read this document from the US Customs website: http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/newsroom/publications/trade/iius.ctt/iius.pdf