Governments around the globe have created import rules and trade tariffs as a way to protect local businesses and employment as well as a way to generate additional income. Even in a world where global commerce and exchange has become the norm, consumers and businesses have to take into account import regulations as they establish partnerships with companies abroad to export goods to other countries. Customs regulations usually apply to a given pair of countries and each country pair has defined a slightly different set of rules. In this article, we will focus on the particular case of the trade between the United States of America and France, which is interesting for many reasons. Many American consumers enjoy French products including French wines, French food or perfume. Likewise, many French people purchase American products such as high-tech accessories, American fashion and even American sweets. Still, both the US government and the French government have established specific rules to regulate imports of French cheese to the US or imports of US beef and corn in the other direction. Click here to get an overview or the rules that govern imports from France. Read More...
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