Customs Import Clearance Processing
When a shipment reaches the United States, the importer of record (i.e., the owner, purchaser, or licensed customs broker designated by the owner, purchaser, or consignee) will file entry documents for the goods with the port director at the goods' port of entry. Imported goods are not legally entered until after the shipment has arrived within the port of entry, delivery of the merchandise has been authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and estimated duties have been paid. It is the importer of record's responsibility to arrange for the examination and release of the goods. Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1484, the importer of record must use reasonable care in making entry.
As your licensed Customs brokers, we process import entries throughout any port of entry in the United States electronically with U.S. Customs via the automated commercial environment (ACE) allowing for pre-clearance of shipments with CBP, FDA, USDA, EPA, etc.
The import entry must also be accompanied by evidence that a bond has been posted with CBP to cover any potential duties, taxes, and charges that may accrue. Bonds may be secured through a resident U.S. surety company. We assist with the bond activation and processing as part of the Customs import entry process.
Customs brokers are the only persons who are authorized by the tariff laws of the United States to act as agents for importers in the transaction of their customs business thru a duly signed Customs power of attorney (POA). This power of attorney is given by the person or firm for whom the Customs broker is acting as an agent. Don't just trust any Customs broker in the U.S. with these important import transactions. Invest in a Customs broker you can trust has your company's best interest at hand. Contact us today for more details.