Exporting to the USA from the UK
It's my first time posting a question on here so if I have missed out anything or not been clear on something then please ask and I will answer as soon as I can.
We currently sell artwork prints created by British Artists and these are produced on wood, metal but mainly canvas on wooden frames, we also supply glass coasters, place mats, chopping boards, cushions with the artwork printed on through our "Artistic Britain" website in the UK to which we sell to the public and trade, our plan is to launch a website in the states but to sell to trade only as we plan to put a minimum order value of $500. These items will be despatched from the UK and exported to the states via DHL or some other similar third party parcel carrier.
I understand that the VAT code would be Zero as they are being exported from the UK but I basically need to understand the implications of selling to the states.
As we are selling goods direct from our website, are there any disclaimers/notices for possible third party charges that we need to display at the time of purchase?
Will we need to quote the commodity code on any/all of the paperwork and website?
Do we need a license for selling these goods?
As we are using a third party parcel courier are they responsible for the duty and tax once the package is in the states?
Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated