Start Up

The vehicle that makes your business idea reality!

Congratulations! You have a great idea for an import or export company, you have sourced your materials and you are ready to GO!

That’s great because we are ready to assist you in making it a success.

HOWEVER – before you place your first order, PLEASE do your self a favor and call on us FIRST – Although importing or exporting can be extremely lucrative and satisfying, you are about to enter the treacherous waters of international trade. Importing and exporting is a privilege not a right; just like getting a driver’s license, your “shipping privileges” can be withdrawn by any of the Federal Agencies who regulate trade, including stiff penalties up to and including “free room and board”.

Thornley & Pitt, Inc. has specialized in handling a wide variety of commodities. Our expert staff will combine your entrepreneurialism and vision, with our logistical know-how, to make your business successful while mitigating your business risk.

We have various packaged programs to assist you in successfully designing, building, and launching your ship, as well as navigating your way to profits.

We offer different levels of our Start-Up Package (SUP) of which some of the elements are:

  • Customs classification resources
  • Other Governmental Agency (OAG) guidance i.e.
  • FDA, USDA, F&W, DOT, BIS, Census
  • Regulation guidance & navigation
  • FDA registration – facility, product codes, BTA codes, labeling information
  • Customs brokerage
  • Transportation solutions
  • Fulfilling Customs bond requirements
  • Cargo insurance
  • Export Administration Regulations
  • Supply chain safety

After you select your supplier or overseas client you must consider:

  • Cargo tracking
  • Proper trade terms
  • Foreign and home country requirement compliance
  • Labeling
  • Documentation
  • Storage
  • Fees
  • Transportation
  • Insurance
  • Time restraints
  • Warehousing and distribution

As licensed Customs Brokers and experienced freight forwarders, our staff will assist you to move your products through the maze to create a streamlined supply chain.

Contact one of our helpful staff who can help you through the formal set up process including:

Do you have a new business idea? Are you importing food, antiques, machinery, building material, plant, animal, high tech, clothing or even unusual goods?

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