ARTSECO has been regularly training its customers on customs issues and other topics since 2010. This time, too, we have come up with something special. Where do I start….
ARTSECO has a lot to do with service – after all, it’s in the name. If this service to the customer should diminish, we have to react. This happened to us last year with our former US partner. We had to change something because we were receiving more and more feedback from our customers. We then made our way to New York and were able to check the quality of alternative partners on site. Several companies came into question, but only one prevailed.

Art Basel Miami Beach was the acid test and it hit like a hurricane in a positive sense. Our customers were very impressed with the service on site and the presence of ARTSECO and our new partner. I then took this success story as an opportunity in Miami to talk to the bosses about possible participation in our training course. The mills grind a little slower with such large companies, but they do grind. In mid-January we finally received confirmation that DIETL was coming to the ARTSECO training course

The special thing about this training was not only that two New Yorkers traveled all the way to Berlin, but that it took place both in Berlin and in Neuss. More and more galleries are taking advantage of our workshop and getting some training here. We were able to welcome 27 participants in Berlin and a total of 12 participants in Neuss for the first time.

We would like to thank DIETL for making Jared Muscato and Allison Fulgieri available to us for the training. They were able to introduce us to the world of US transportation, US customs clearance and import regulations.

Another very interesting topic was the Delaware warehouse. Work can be stored here without customers having to pay their sales tax to the respective state. Delaware is one of the few states where there is no sales tax. This allows galleries to avoid the obligation to hire a tax advisor in the USA to take care of the sales tax on the works they sell. Galleries are generally obliged to pay the sales tax to the state in which they have sold their works. The easiest way to do this is to use a tax consultant or to send the goods to the Delaware warehouse immediately after the fair. In this way, the galleries ensure that they do not come into the crosshairs of the state’s tax authorities.

Our customs professionals Mr. Schultze and Mr. Scheidig were once again able to provide the galleries with extensive information about the usual customs procedures in the art sector. An informative and entertaining discussion developed among the colleagues from the galleries as well as among the logistics professionals. We would like to thank all the galleries that took part in such large numbers and especially Jared and Allison from DIETL,

…same procedure as every year! After the training is before the training…

Let’s see which topic we will take up next time.