19. How can I get information on importing products into the United States?
The U.S. government does not offer import promotion programs such as those available to U.S. exporters. However, there are alternative sources of information:
For Information on the procedures to import products in the United States, the publication Importing into the United States: A Guide for Commercial Importers may be ordered from the Government Printing Office (GPO). The publication stock number is 048-002-00132-1 and may be ordered by contacting the GPO at (202) 512-1800 or online at: http://www.gpo.gov.
Foreign governments help their firms export to the United States, so you may want to contact the commercial officer or trade attaché of the country from which you would like to purchase goods. A list of foreign embassies or trade offices in the United States is available from the TIC web site at http://tradeinfo.doc.gov. Follow the link for "Trade Offices Nationwide" and then the link for "Foreign Trade Offices".
To obtain U.S. tariff
rates for specific imported products, to check on regulatons such as import quotas or for
general import information, contact your local customs office at:
Ted Steven's International Airport
Passenger Information: (907) 271-6313
Marine & Cargo Inspection: 271-6309
Area Port Director: (907) 271-2675
Trade Compliance Officer: 271-2675
Team 705: (907) 271-4862
Team 706: 271-4860
or Shipments (907) 271-4868