美国礼品协会ASI和SAGE会员如何申请

09/09/2014    来源:http://www.acivisa.cn    编辑:m_e6f5e5

About ASI
  Advertising Specialty Institute – or ASI – is the largest media and marketing organization serving the advertising specialty industry. But what, exactly, does ASI do?
  To understand that, as well as ASI's mission, you should know a little bit about promotional products and the major participants involved in the industry.
  Promotional products are practical, entertaining, or decorative products imprinted with an advertiser's name, logo, slogan, or message and given away. Think of all those freebies like mugs and T-shirts you get at trade shows. These products are kept by recipients, offering great exposure for the advertiser's message.
  The two major players in the advertising specialty industry are suppliers (importers, manufacturers) and distributors (sellers). Supplier firms use ASI print and electronic resources to market products to distributor salespeople, while distributor firms use ASI print and electronic resources to locate supplier firms and to market services to end-buyers (promotions and advertising buyers).
  ASI's mission, then, is to bring together these participants by providing catalogs, information directories, newsletters, magazines, Web sites and databases, and offering interactive e-commerce, marketing and selling tools.
  End-buyers who work closely with the industry often buy only from ASI distributors, as they know that generally those holding an ASI number are reputable in their dealings and have access to the most products and suppliers.
  ASI History
  In 1950, a grad student, named Joe Segel, was working his way through school selling promotional products. At the time, the industry had no central resource for finding products and the suppliers who made them. Segel researched and published his own directory, calling it the Advertising Specialty Register?. ("Ad specialty" is another term for promotional product.) He named his company the Advertising Specialty Institute.
  Segel sold ASI in 1964 to Maurice Cohn, at the time the owner of the largest advertising specialty supplier. While Segel went on to found other companies, like the Franklin Mint and QVC, Cohn sold his supplier interests and dedicated himself to improving and expanding ASI. The Cohn family, now headed by Maurice's son, Norman, still owns the company, which has grown to 450 employees. For over 50 years, ASI has continuously led the industry in research, publications and developing marketing tools.
  How big an industry is this?
  The the Advertising Specialty Institute's exclusive annual industry sales estimate for 2011 shows that promotional products sales were $18.5 billion, up 6.2% versus 2010. 
  
  American Certification Institute—ACI
  美国认证协会(American Certification Institute)是由美国哈佛大学、德州大学、耶鲁大学、加州大学、杜克大学、森坦那瑞商学院等美国数十个著名院校的专家教授共同组成的学术认证委员会,在全球范围内从事国际职业资格认证的专业机构,长期致力于专家级高水平认证、考试服务,得到美国政府的合法注册,所有课程均获得了美国教育部的认可,总部设在美国加利福尼亚州,在全球各地教育培训中心的教学活动均符合美国联邦政府教育部和各州法律规定的要求。
  
  只有注册美国礼品协会会员ASI才能登陆ESP进行上传产品。
  
  而申请美国礼品协会ASI会员必须具备美国公司,具有美国本土公司资质才可以申请,再者美国飞线电话、公司联邦税号、银行账户、专用信箱地址,不是缺一不可,但是经营业务要事半功倍。
  
  增补知识:注册美国公司类型选择
  大多数的小型或成长中的企都是从一般的股份有限公司(C 股份有限公司)开始的 。下列有五种基本的企业类型。
  1)、独资公司 
  2)、股份有限公司 (C型 股份有限公司) 
  3)、S型股份有限公司 
  4)、责任有限公司 
  5)、非營利组织 
  许多在美国运营的非美国公司最常选择有限公司(corporation),其原因是这类公司比较容易加入新的投资者,並且將來有可能使公司上市。因此,有限公司是一种常见的公司类型。另一个常见的公司类型是有限责任公司(limited liability company, LLC)。 美国税法规定,非美国居民不能是S型有限公司的股东,因此非美国居民不能选择S型公司。
  
  申请ASI会员注册普通股份有限公司形式即可!
  非美国居民成立美国公司
  按照美国法律,世界上任何地方的人都可以成立美国公司,如果该公司不在美国境内运营,他就不需要缴纳任何联邦税,但是,他要缴纳州的保持费用。
  
  如果涉及到自己联系海运等需要注意的是美国公司报海关申报需要提供的数据:
  1.工厂的公司名称和地址 Manufacturer name and address
  2.卖方的公司名称和地址 Seller name and address
  3.买方的公司名称和地址 Buyer name and address
  4.货物送达的公司名称和地址 Ship to name and address
  5.进口商的海关登记号 Importer of record number
  6.收货人的美国保税号码 Consignee number
  7.所有货品的原产地 Country of origin of the goods
  8.海关关税编号(六码) Harmonized Tariff Schedule No. 6 digit
  9.货柜的装柜地址 Container stuffing location
  10.拼箱的公司名称和地址 Consolidator name and address
  上述10项信息单元必须由进口商全数整合,整理,提供给为其提供清关服务的BROKER。故请各位客户将此信息及时通知发货人,以便其将有关信息及时提供给进口商。我司不代为申报IFS信息。
  也可联系代理公司代做海关申报,节约时间和成本~