Our team helps you requesting different commercial licenses and certificates for your company in the United States.
Once your company is established, it is very possible that you will require different certificates or licences. You can count on us to request the following commercial certificates:
Obtain the DUNS number for your company and obtain recognition by being part of this prestigious and important database of companies.
Get the Registered Identification Number for your textile business so customers and suppliers can identify all your products.
These forms are requested when a foreign company or person is conducting some type of negotiation with a US company.
With this form the name, address and tax identification number of a company or person can be validated.
Obtain de PACA License so your company in the agricultural sector can commercialize the products.
To obtain confidence, great recognition, and take the business to another level, many companies purchase the DUNS number.
DUNS or Universal Data Numbering System, is a 9-digit number that identifies more than 100 million companies, it means, they enter this database recognized throughout the world.
This number is processed by Dun & Bradstreet, an American company dedicated to providing business, risk and financial information for companies.
This is used to establish a company registry, where it can be verified by lenders, investors, suppliers and clients, since being in this database implies that it is a real, reliable company with financial stability. These entities or lenders can even request a business credit report on your company using your DUNS.
The DUNS number is used internationally, so people from all over the world will have access to the basic information of your company.
The process to request the DUNS number of your company can take from 1 to 4 weeks.
The accelerated process to request it can take 24 hours after collecting the information requested.
Textile companies in the United States have a special code to identify themselves on any of the products that are sold. This code is called RN, which stands for "Registered Identification Number", and refers to a number issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for US companies that manufacture, import, distribute or sell products covered by the Laws of Textiles, Wool and Leather.
Companies can use this number on product labels instead of the company name.
The RN number allows consumers and anyone to identify who is the owner of the product (brands, manufacturers, importers, etc.), given that by obtaining the RN code from the label of it they can find the company in the database of the Federal Trade Commission.
It's also important so companies and clients who require to give an important notice about the product can easily contact you. The easiest way to maintain a secure channel is by placing the RN code on the labels of the garments, as many may not find your company only with your name or logo.
Your company can get the RN Code in a stipulated time of 24 hours.
Take into account that this delivery time starts counting once we receive all the information required to start the process.
This form is also known as the Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner, and it is completed and submitted by those foreigners who receive income from the United States. This form is intended only for individuals, not companies.
If the income that the foreign person received from the United States is subject to withholding, this person must fill out Form W-8BEN either to claim a reduced withholding rate or an exemption from it if applicable.
The process can take between 8 to 24 hours
When a foreign person is conducting some type of negotiation with a US company, it is very common to be asked to fill out the W-8 BEN form
When a foreign company is conducting some type of negotiation with a US company, it is very common to be asked to fill out the W-8 BEN-E form
This form is also titled "Certificate of Entities Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding and Reporting” It must be filed by foreign companies that receive income from the United States. It is usually aimed at banking and financial institutions.
This form allows the foreign company to claim a tax reduction if its country of residence has a tax treaty with the United States, because if it does not present it, 30% of the money generated by said foreign company is withheld in the U.S.
The process can take between 8 to 24 hours
It is a form in which the name, address and tax identification number of a company or person can be validated.
The Information obtained from a W-9 form is often used to generate a tax form known as Form 1099, which is required for income tax filing purposes.
Form W-9 is used to verify the company's taxpayer identification number to a person who must file an informative return with the IRS to report, for example:
The process can take between 8 to 24 hours.
The PACA License ( Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act License), is established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is the requirement for companies in the agricultural sector to be able to commercialize the products.
Any business that buys or sells more than 2,000 pounds of fruits ( fresh or frozen) and vegetables on any given day must have a PACA License.
Wholesalers, truckers, processors, grocery wholesalers, and foodservice companies fit into this category.
Its main objective is to promote fair trade in the agricultural industry.
This license is the key to ensuring that merchants comply with their contractual obligations under the law, otherwise they could face a possible suspension or revocation of their license and it wouldn’t be possible for them to carry out their commercial activity.
The process to acquire the PACA license after being approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) can take from 4 to 8 weeks.
This taking into account that once the application has been submitted, the USDA may request the additional documents it deems necessary to validate the information.
Some examples of unfair business practices include:
Failure to promptly make full payment for agricultural product purchases, mislabel products, make false and/or misleading statements in connection with agricultural product transactions.
Companies that purchase or sell poultry, poultry products, livestock, dairy and/or meat products, must process other types of licenses required in the country and/or the state.
The PACA license is the only license required by the Department of Agriculture. However, your state, provincial, and local governments may require other licenses according the type of business and sector.
Yes, it is necessary to have your company incorporated with its respective EIN (employer identification number) to fill out this form.
The W8-BEN, W8-BEN-E and W9 forms are valid from the date signed until the last day of the same year. For example, a Form W-8BEN signed on September 30, 2022, remains valid through December 31, 2022.
Yes, you can get your RN code even if you are already selling your products.
You don't need a new RN number for each and every garment style, size and color. You only need an RN number for your company.
The stipulated time to obtain the DUNS number is an average of 1 month. If you want to complete the process in less time, you can request the expedited procedure.