Step 1: Understand Your Import Rights
The first step to importing goods into America is making sure you are able to import whatever your intended product is. Certain items are protected by trademark or patent, and selling them on American soil may result in lawsuits. It is your responsibility as the importer to make sure that you will be able to sell your goods as intended, and the research to the feasibility of this is best conducted far in advance of your acquisition and import.
In some situations, companies coordinate to set up distribution zones for their products. It is a worthwhile task to make certain that your goods wont be negatively affected by such an arrangement.