Import/Export

Import/Export


Federal
U.S. Customs Service
Denver Service Port
24735 E 75th Ave., #100
Denver , CO   80249
(303)342-8400
Fax: (303)342-8440
This office clears all international freights forwarded into CO that have not cleared customs on either coast.
See “Tips for New Importers and Exporters” on the Customs Service website.

Link: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/trade_outreach/diduknow.xml

The U.S. Customs Service has prepared a number of Informed Compliance Publications (ICPs) in the “What Every Member of the Trade Community Should Know About: …” series on a variety of issues.

Link: http://www.treasury.gov/

Federal
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East-West Highway
Bethesda , MD   20814-4408
(301)504-6816
(800)638-2772
Fax: (301)504-0124
Regulates standards for products used in and around the home except for the manufacture of food, drugs, cosmetics medical devices, health care products baby car seats, automobiles and other, products.
Check to see if the product is regulated and what the regulations are.
Federal
U.S. Export Assistance Center
1625 Broadway, Ste. 680
Denver , CO   80202
(303)844-6623
Fax: (303)844-5651
The Denver USEAC assists Colorado firms in exporting by providing expert counseling and advice, information on foreign markets, international contacts, and advocacy services. The Denver USEAC office can provide information on all Federal programs designed to support international trade.
Federal
U.S. Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration
Washington , DC
(800)872-8723
The U.S. ITA’s web portal, Export.gov, provides links to a wide range of exporting and trade services.

Link:  http://www.export.gov/

Federal
U.S. International Trade Commission
500 E Street, SW
Washington , DC   20436
(202)205-2000
A Harmonized System number, sometimes called a 10-digit “Schedule B” number, is used to properly classify import and export products. It is used to assess duty rates, label documents and aid in research of a product. The U.S. ITC Office of Tariff Affairs and Trade Agreements is responsible for publishing the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated (HTSA). The HTSA provides the applicable tariff rates and statistical categories for all merchandise imported into the United States

Link:  http://www.usitc.gov/tata/

State
Colorado Office of Economic Developmt & Intl Trade
International Trade Office
1625 Broadway #1710
Denver , CO   80202
(303)892-3540
Fax: (303)892-3848
Exporting assistance to small and medium sized firms in selling and distributing their products overseas.
Federal
U.S. Small Business Administration
721 19th St #426
Denver , CO   80202-2599
(303)844-5231
Fax: (303)844-6539
FOR IMPORT/EXPORT FINANCING, the SBA’s International Trade Financing program provides fixed asset and export working capital loan guarantees for businesses preparing to engage in or already engaged in international trade, or who are adversely affected by competition from imports.

Link:  http://www.sba.gov/financing/loanprog/tradeloans.html

Federal
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
7920 Elmbrook Dr. #102
DALLAS , TX   75247
(214)253-4952
(214)655-8100
IF IMPORTING OR EXPORTING ANY FOOD (canned, fresh, or otherwise) BESIDES MEAT OR POULTRY, contact the FDA for federal regulations and restrictions regarding labeling, sanitation, etc.

Link:  http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~lrd/imports.html

Federal
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington , DC   20250
(202)720-9113
IF IMPORTING MEAT OR POULTRY: Meat, poultry, and egg products imported to the U.S. must originate in countries and plants that are eligible to export to the U.S. Certificates are issued by the government of the exporting country and are required to accompany imported meat, poultry, and egg products to identify products by country and plants of origin, destination, shipping marks and amounts. They certify that the products are wholesome, not adulterated or misbranded; that they otherwise comply with U.S. requirements; and, for meat and poultry products, that they received ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection.

Link:  http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies/Import_Informatio
n/index.asp

USDA does not require licenses for importing meat or poultry into the U.S. Importers may choose to use agents, who are called customs brokers, and they must be licensed by the U.S. Customs Service.
IF EXPORTING MEAT OR POULTRY: To export meat products, you must first be a federal inspected plant. Contact USDA for specific information.

Link:  http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies/Export_Informatio
n/index.asp

To get an Export Certificate, exporters should first consult the FSIS Library of Export Requirements, which contains information on foreign country export requirements, and, for certain countries, lists of U.S. plants eligible to export.

Link:  http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Regulations_&_Policies/export_informatio
n/index.asp

Federal
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Veterinary Services
755 Parfet Street, Suite 136
Lakewood , CO   80215
(303)231-5385
Fax: (303)231-5390
IF IMPORTING OR EXPORTING ANIMALS, including Live Animals, Animal Semen, Animal Embryos: The National Center for Import and Export (NCIE) enforces regulations, quarantines, and export certification, and import inspection requirements in order to enhance international trade and cooperation while preventing the introduction of dangerous and costly pests and diseases.

Link:  http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ncie/

Federal
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Plant Protection & Quarantine
3950 N. Lewiston, Suite 330
Aurora , CO   80011
(303)371-3355
Fax: (303)371-4774
IF IMPORTING OR EXPORTING PLANTS, INSECTS AND PLANT PRODUCTS: Contact USDA PPQ for possible federal regulations and restrictions

Link:  http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/permits/

A phytosanitary certificate is required for certain plant products, documenting the origin of the shipment and confirming inspection in the country of origin by a member of that country’s national plant protection organization. This helps ensure that the shipment of commodities is free of injurious plant pests and diseases. The certifying country usually charges a fee for providing these certificates.
State
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Division of Plant Industry
700 Kipling St #4000
Lakewood , CO   80215
(303)239-4140
Fax: (303)239-4177
Contact the Division for state regulations on the importing of plants.
If Exporting produce, seeds, and other plant commodities to foreign countries, contact the Division for a Federal/State Phytosanitary Export Certificate.

Link:  http://www.ag.state.co.us/dpi/PhytosanitaryCertification/phytos.html

Federal
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
National Revenue Center
550 Main St.
Cincinnati , OH   800-398-2282
IF IMPORTING OR EXPORTING ALCOHOL, LIQUOR, OR BEER (Importer who imports directly with a Colorado Wholesaler): Wholesalers and importers of beverage alcohol products must register, pay special tax and maintain certain records. In addition, wholesalers and importers must obtain a permit issued by the National Revenue Center, Cincinnati office – call Denver office for information and application. No fee for application. Upon approval there is a $500 fee for the Special Occupation Tax.
Federal brand label approval required.
State
Colorado Department of Revenue
Liquor/Tobacco Enforcement Division
1881 Pierce St. #108A
Lakewood , CO   80214
(303)205-2300
Fax: (303)205-2341
A Colorado “Sole Source of Supply/Brand Registration Form” applies to all situations where a federal brand label approval has been issued to an alcoholic beverage product.

Link:  http://www.revenue.state.co.us/liquor_dir/pdfs/8440.pdf

However, the registering of one size of the same product shall be deemed adequate for the registering of all sizes of the same identically labeled product.
This form is also required to be filled out by all Colorado licensed importers who are not the United States’ primary source of supply for a brand of product or product line, and who desire to be registered as the Colorado sole source for that brand or product line.
State
Colorado Department of Revenue
1375 Sherman St
Denver , CO   80261
(303)238-7378
State and local taxes apply to any tangible item that is sold retail.

Link:  http://www.revenue.state.co.us/fyi/html/sales09.html

Import/Export

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Federal
U.S. Customs Service
Denver Service Port
24735 E 75th Ave., #100
Denver , CO   80249
(303)342-8400
Fax: (303)342-8440
This office clears all international freights forwarded into CO that have not cleared customs on either coast.
See “Tips for New Importers and Exporters” on the Customs Service website.

Link: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/trade_outreach/diduknow.xml

The U.S. Customs Service has prepared a number of Informed Compliance Publications (ICPs) in the “What Every Member of the Trade Community Should Know About: …” series on a variety of issues.

Link: http://www.treasury.gov/

Federal
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East-West Highway
Bethesda , MD   20814-4408
(301)504-6816
(800)638-2772
Fax: (301)504-0124
Regulates standards for products used in and around the home except for the manufacture of food, drugs, cosmetics medical devices, health care products baby car seats, automobiles and other, products.
Check to see if the product is regulated and what the regulations are.
Federal
U.S. Export Assistance Center
1625 Broadway, Ste. 680
Denver , CO   80202
(303)844-6623
Fax: (303)844-5651
The Denver USEAC assists Colorado firms in exporting by providing expert counseling and advice, information on foreign markets, international contacts, and advocacy services. The Denver USEAC office can provide information on all Federal programs designed to support international trade.
Federal
U.S. Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration
Washington , DC
(800)872-8723
The U.S. ITA’s web portal, Export.gov, provides links to a wide range of exporting and trade services.

Link:  http://www.export.gov/

Federal
U.S. International Trade Commission
500 E Street, SW
Washington , DC   20436
(202)205-2000
A Harmonized System number, sometimes called a 10-digit “Schedule B” number, is used to properly classify import and export products. It is used to assess duty rates, label documents and aid in research of a product. The U.S. ITC Office of Tariff Affairs and Trade Agreements is responsible for publishing the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated (HTSA). The HTSA provides the applicable tariff rates and statistical categories for all merchandise imported into the United States

Link:  http://www.usitc.gov/tata/

State
Colorado Office of Economic Developmt & Intl Trade
International Trade Office
1625 Broadway #1710
Denver , CO   80202
(303)892-3540
Fax: (303)892-3848
Exporting assistance to small and medium sized firms in selling and distributing their products overseas.
Federal
U.S. Small Business Administration
721 19th St #426
Denver , CO   80202-2599
(303)844-5231
Fax: (303)844-6539
FOR IMPORT/EXPORT FINANCING, the SBA’s International Trade Financing program provides fixed asset and export working capital loan guarantees for businesses preparing to engage in or already engaged in international trade, or who are adversely affected by competition from imports.

Link:  http://www.sba.gov/financing/loanprog/tradeloans.html

Federal
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
7920 Elmbrook Dr. #102
DALLAS , TX   75247
(214)253-4952
(214)655-8100
IF IMPORTING OR EXPORTING ANY FOOD (canned, fresh, or otherwise) BESIDES MEAT OR POULTRY, contact the FDA for federal regulations and restrictions regarding labeling, sanitation, etc.

Link:  http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~lrd/imports.html

Federal
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington , DC   20250
(202)720-9113
IF IMPORTING MEAT OR POULTRY: Meat, poultry, and egg products imported to the U.S. must originate in countries and plants that are eligible to export to the U.S. Certificates are issued by the government of the exporting country and are required to accompany imported meat, poultry, and egg products to identify products by country and plants of origin, destination, shipping marks and amounts. They certify that the products are wholesome, not adulterated or misbranded; that they otherwise comply with U.S. requirements; and, for meat and poultry products, that they received ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection.

Link:  http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies/Import_Informatio
n/index.asp

USDA does not require licenses for importing meat or poultry into the U.S. Importers may choose to use agents, who are called customs brokers, and they must be licensed by the U.S. Customs Service.
IF EXPORTING MEAT OR POULTRY: To export meat products, you must first be a federal inspected plant. Contact USDA for specific information.

Link:  http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies/Export_Informatio
n/index.asp

To get an Export Certificate, exporters should first consult the FSIS Library of Export Requirements, which contains information on foreign country export requirements, and, for certain countries, lists of U.S. plants eligible to export.

Link:  http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Regulations_&_Policies/export_informatio
n/index.asp

Federal
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Veterinary Services
755 Parfet Street, Suite 136
Lakewood , CO   80215
(303)231-5385
Fax: (303)231-5390
IF IMPORTING OR EXPORTING ANIMALS, including Live Animals, Animal Semen, Animal Embryos: The National Center for Import and Export (NCIE) enforces regulations, quarantines, and export certification, and import inspection requirements in order to enhance international trade and cooperation while preventing the introduction of dangerous and costly pests and diseases.

Link:  http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ncie/

Federal
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Plant Protection & Quarantine
3950 N. Lewiston, Suite 330
Aurora , CO   80011
(303)371-3355
Fax: (303)371-4774
IF IMPORTING OR EXPORTING PLANTS, INSECTS AND PLANT PRODUCTS: Contact USDA PPQ for possible federal regulations and restrictions

Link:  http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/permits/

A phytosanitary certificate is required for certain plant products, documenting the origin of the shipment and confirming inspection in the country of origin by a member of that country’s national plant protection organization. This helps ensure that the shipment of commodities is free of injurious plant pests and diseases. The certifying country usually charges a fee for providing these certificates.
State
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Division of Plant Industry
700 Kipling St #4000
Lakewood , CO   80215
(303)239-4140
Fax: (303)239-4177
Contact the Division for state regulations on the importing of plants.
If Exporting produce, seeds, and other plant commodities to foreign countries, contact the Division for a Federal/State Phytosanitary Export Certificate.

Link:  http://www.ag.state.co.us/dpi/PhytosanitaryCertification/phytos.html

Federal
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
National Revenue Center
550 Main St.
Cincinnati , OH   800-398-2282
IF IMPORTING OR EXPORTING ALCOHOL, LIQUOR, OR BEER (Importer who imports directly with a Colorado Wholesaler): Wholesalers and importers of beverage alcohol products must register, pay special tax and maintain certain records. In addition, wholesalers and importers must obtain a permit issued by the National Revenue Center, Cincinnati office – call Denver office for information and application. No fee for application. Upon approval there is a $500 fee for the Special Occupation Tax.
Federal brand label approval required.
State
Colorado Department of Revenue
Liquor/Tobacco Enforcement Division
1881 Pierce St. #108A
Lakewood , CO   80214
(303)205-2300
Fax: (303)205-2341
A Colorado “Sole Source of Supply/Brand Registration Form” applies to all situations where a federal brand label approval has been issued to an alcoholic beverage product.

Link:  http://www.revenue.state.co.us/liquor_dir/pdfs/8440.pdf

However, the registering of one size of the same product shall be deemed adequate for the registering of all sizes of the same identically labeled product.
This form is also required to be filled out by all Colorado licensed importers who are not the United States’ primary source of supply for a brand of product or product line, and who desire to be registered as the Colorado sole source for that brand or product line.
State
Colorado Department of Revenue
1375 Sherman St
Denver , CO   80261
(303)238-7378
State and local taxes apply to any tangible item that is sold retail.

Link:  http://www.revenue.state.co.us/fyi/html/sales09.html

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us