One of the world’s most popular import and export is that of precious metals. The market for precious metals is in such demand that there are precious metals being sent all over the world at all times of days. In fact, it is estimated that precious metals is one of the most lucrative importing and exporting businesses that a person can get into. If this sounds like something that might interest you or your importing business then there are a few things you will need to consider before you can start importing precious metals.
Here is a guide to some of the factors that people will need to consider when importing precious metals.
Transportation. There are restrictions on how precious metals can be sent. Many air and mail shipment facilities will require that you fill out several forms before the precious metals will be transported. If you are considering importing these precious metals consider asking about the restrictions that might be put on shipping them.
Declaring Precious Metals. You will be required to fill out a form called a United States Customs and Border Form. This will ask you questions about what you are importing. It will also ask you if you need to declare the imports. You will need to declare any precious metals that are valued at over $10,000. If the precious metals are under $10,000 you will not need to declare them and there will be a lot less paperwork.
Fill out Other Financial Forms. You will be required to fill out other forms if your precious metals will amount to over $10,000. The forms that you will be required to fill out are called FinCen Form 105. This will allow the custom agent to figure out what the amount of taxes will be on the precious metals that you are importing.