Do you know what Customs Brokerage services are available that can assist you with getting your imports approved through the import documentation process? Follow our guide to enlist the right Customs Brokerage services that work for you to get your imports handled quickly and effectively.

Customs Brokerage Services That Help Clear Imports

Importers must be up to date on the latest import clearance procedures and the proper terminology to achieve import clearance success. The following Customs Brokerage services should be available to you through a Customs Broker:

Automated Broker Interface

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Enlist the right Customs Brokerage services that work for you to get your imports handled quickly and effectively.

Automated broker interface is the system used by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to track, control and process all commercial goods imported into the U.S.

Duty Drawback Services

Duty drawback services refers to the refund of duties paid on imported merchandise when the merchandise is exported, sitting either unused or after being altered via a manufacturing process.

Electronic Transfer

The ability to make electronic file transactions, electronic payments, electronic filing of import/export documents and the electronic exchange of goods is crucial to getting your imports cleared quickly.

Pre-release of Shipments

Importers need an effective pre-release of shipment service that allows imports and Customs Brokers to release commercial shipments while still processing shipments

Remote Location Filing

Remote location filing is an electronic program that gives an importer or Customs Broker with a valid national permit to transmit data electronically that is associated with an entry in an electronic data interchange system.

Compliance Services that Help Achieve Import Clearance

The following compliance services can also help you achieve efficient import clearance:

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Follow our guide to enlist the right Customs Brokerage services that work for you

Tariff Classification Review

Tariff classification review involves classifying items with the proper three-digit code from the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS).

Compliance Support

Trade compliance is the goal of all importers and Customs Brokers to ensure your imports are imported effectively.

Post-Entry Services

Post-entry services guarantee your import filings are accurate and mistake-free.

Binding Ruling

Binding ruling gives the proper classification and duty rate for your imports, outlineing how your imports will be treated upon entry into the U.S.

Value Added Services

Value added services that help streamline your importing process include:

  • Complete EDI and Electronic Integrations
  • Billing and invoice creation
  • Collection and maintenance of FTA/NAFTA
  • Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism protection

File the Proper Importing Paperwork

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Customs Brokers handle Customs Brokerage Services to give you peace of mind.

The following import resources must be handled by an importer or Customs Broker:

  • A commercial invoice that lists the purchase price, country of origin and HTS tariff classification.
  • A packing list detailing your imports
  • A bill of lading that lists goods in the form of a receipt
  • An arrival notice from the U.S. agent

Hire A Customs Broker Today

When you work with a Licensed Customs Broker, you ensure your import documentation is filed properly and all of the details are taken care of properly by professionals trained to maneuver the import customs clearance process. Customs Brokers handle all of the above Customs Brokerage Services so you can have peace of mind with the pending arrival of your imports.

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AFC International has experienced Licensed Customs Brokers that can file your Import Security Filing (ISF) and other import-entry-related information with U.S. Customs officials, monitoring your imports throughout the imports clearance process. Our value-added customs brokerage services are provided to ensure import clearance success. Call us at 800-274-2329 or get a quote today to get started. AFC Request a Quote box

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