Our customs brokers are highly-trained import professionals, licensed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, possessing a thorough knowledge of tariff schedules and Customs regulations. For every shipment entering the United States there is an official greeting: 500 pages of Customs regulations and thousands of tariff items. Our customs brokers are well versed in determining proper classifications and dutiable value, and are fully aware of the vast number of commodities subject to quotas.
Our customs brokers can help you choose modes of transportation and appropriate carriers, which require analyses of a vast body of data. They can also provide assistance to importers in assigning shipments the best routes as well as estimates for land based costs, payments of goods through draft, letters of credit insurance, and re-delivery of cargo if there is more than one port of destination.
Duty draw back offers a refund for all, or more likely, some of any import duty paid on imported products that were used to make an exported product or were in themselves re-exported after entry. For example, duty may be refunded on raw materials that are used on goods locally made for eventual export. This program is in place to promote and make our products favorably compete in foreign market. Our drawback specialists handle all aspects of drawback claims from recordkeeping to electronic filing of claims and expedited refunds.
Automated Clearing House (ACH) is the name of an electronic network for financial transactions established within the US. The rules and regulations which govern the ACH network are established by NACHA-The Electronic Payments Association, and the Federal Reserve. Many businesses are increasingly using ACH to collect from customers online, rather than accepting credit or debit cards or waiting for checks as they have done in the past.
Tariff Classification Services
Every year the regulations regarding the importation of goods into the United States can change. Increasingly businesses find the need to compete in the global economy. Profits can be made or lost depending on poor classification of incoming merchandise. We have experts on staff to make sure each entry has been done with the right classification and thereby maximize your potential margin of profit on any type of goods.
Within our company, we maintain experts with complete knowledge of many other government agency requirements, such as Food & Drug Administration (FDA), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Fish & Wildlife, and any others2
US Customs Bonds
We offer single transaction bonds to companies that do not import on a regular basis and continuous bonds, which renew annually for regular importers.3
Maritime Cargo Insurance
As licensed insurance brokers, we can provide All Risk insurance coverage at very competitive rates from origin to destination under our open cargo policy. We can also arrange individual special risk coverage for your product shipped via ocean or air.
Landed Duty Paid Reporting
This plus a vast variety of other useful reports that are extracted out of our database for our customers to review so that they can have the ability to determine their exact costing structures.5
Online Tracking & Tracing
US Logistics on-line tracking & tracing via our Web Site, allows our customers with valid passwords into a secure area of the site and may quickly and efficiently obtain the most current shipment status available.6
SPECIAL IMPORT PROGRAMS
Our U.S. Customs specialists can also determine if there are any special duty free programs, such as section 321, that may be available for imported cargo.