Customs Clearing for Air Shipment

  1. Please fill-out the Service Agreement and email us: a, b, c or d; (for us/U.S. customs/U.S. customs bonded warehouse to identify / verify your shipment) (proof of importer numbers / id).
  1. You/importer/consignee as your name / individual/sole proprietorship with SSN #: driver licenses and 1040 tax return or front and back of SSN card and /or utility bill / website and etc.
  2. You/importer/consignee as company (inc/llc) with tax-id / IRS#: driver licenses and IRS 147c or 1120c or 1120s or 1065 (LLC) and /or utility bill / website / business license and etc.
  3. You/consignee moving back into USA with personal used items, you must identify with email copies driver licenses, SSN #, passport, visa, and fill-out supplemental declaration cf 3299.
  4. Consignee as foreigner person/company/gov (not register in us) and importing personal-used items/ commercial-goods/ trade-show (FDA), passport, visa, foreign/us add, and etc. (can take 3-90 days to clear).
  5. If importer number / id ( SSN # or tax-id/ein/irs# or can#) is off-by-one-digit/letter and /or any other info or misleading, incomplete and etc. , U.S. customs and /or other government agencies can/will confiscate/seize/etc please streamline all documents, permit(s), shipment info and etc. , before submitting to us / U.S. customs / other government agencies. You/importer/consignee is fully responsible for all laws/liability and fees.
  1. Before/after your shipment is with airline, you will be receiving documents from your factory / supplier / freight forwarder / carrier: documents (air-way-bill ( AWB ), proforma Invoice , Packing List , Bill of Lading /BL). + HTC code + photos-of-import-items + materials that is made out of, on all doc's, if fabric/textile, must have% (ie: cotton%, woven% and etc. ) and HTC code. + other related documents to your shipment (if any).  + if any, fumigation-certificate/report, + if your shipment is related to any U.S. government agencies, importers are responsible for all import permits + country-of-origin (notice sample) + photo-pictures of labels / Marks/stamp, out-side of the boxes/crates/shipment and etc. Please forward all related doc's. Clearing your shipment with U.S. customs, can take up-to 72 hours, if there is no exams, if not subject-to us gov. And etc. Note: it's your/consignee responsibility to let us/U.S. customs know if shipment is subject to any FDA, USDA, lacey-act, FWS, any U.S. government agencies, ADD / CVD, hazard, trademark, patent and etc.
Customs Clearing for Air Shipment
  1. If you have not received any/some-of above (#2) documents, we could contact your factory/supplier/logistic-company and we could do most the work for you. All we need is your supplier/logistic info (email and name). All email contact with your supplier will be cc'ed to you or you could give our email to your supplier/factory and have them email us, and you. We can clear. Your shipment with U.S. customs, day(s) before your shipment is in us port and have it cleared within 24hr-72hr (if there are no exam holds and no other holds). Clearing early may save storage fees, time and etc.
  2. If your shipment is subject-to FDA, USDA, lacey-act, any U.S. government agencies, ADD / CVD, trademark, patent and etc. , you must notify us/U.S. customs, 3 days before shipment is in us port and before. Entry is filed with U.S. customs. Otherwise U.S government agencies will/may penalize/fines you and /or you will be paying for two entries (fee) or more, one with us and other with local broker. Please do not assume. That U.S. customs/we will know the items you are importing, only importer/consignee is responsible for all notification to us/U.S. customs and for all import permits by U.S. government. U.S. customs can reclassify your. Shipment as FDA, USDA, FWS, any U.S. government agencies, ADD/ CVD, hazard, patent, recall and etc. , before/after you have receive(d) shipment, up-to 5 years. See shipping that subject to government agencies.
  3. Before customs clearing entry can be filed, U.S. customs requires you to have a Single Entry Bond or continuous import bond at that time. Email us your bond copy. If you need, you could purchase by:
  1. Calling us or emailing us and confirming a Single Entry Bond , after your confirmation it can be done within 30 minutes, check Single Entry Bond Fees here, Single bond can be used only one time.
  2. Or you could apply for continuous import bond. The continuous import bond will eliminate single ISF bond fees and most of Single Entry Bond fees for next 365 days,. But, it takes 5-8 working days (2 weeks) to be approved and issued by us/U.S. customs/ CBP. Bonds are good for all us ports, air, sea, forwarder and U.S. customs broker. (bond is not an licenses/permits to import).
  3. Single ISF bond is to file ISF only, before leaving foreign port. Single entry bond is to file customs clearing entry only, when shipment is in us port. They are two different bonds.
  4. If this is your first and last import, i suggest using a Single Entry Bond .
  5. If your shipment value is less than $2,500 or if it's your personal used items, Single Entry Bond is not required, but there are some restrictions: subject-to (FDA, USDA and other government agencies).
  6. If shipment is your personal used items, please email your passport and visa with foreign address and how long you had lived in that address, and fill-out supplemental declaration cf 3299.
  7. If shipment is subject-to: FDA, USDA, lacey-act, FWS, any U.S. government agencies, AD / CVD, hazard, trademark, patent and etc. Single entry bond cost is triple the normal bond fee.
  1. Summary of customs clearing fee: to look-up all customs clearing fees and look at number 1-11.
  2. Before/after customs entry is done, you will be receiving an estimate Invoice , payment can be made by company or personal check (if Invoice is lower than $300), made payable to U.S. customs clearing and. Scanned-email to ( [email protected] ) / fax (424) 702-3262 a check copy. Before mailing the original check to 2018 pacific coast hwy #201, city of Lomita, CA. 90717. As we receive your. Emailed / faxed check, we will be electronically scanning (depositing) the check to our bank. Otherwise, payment must be with wire-transfer or direct-deposit-to-our-bank. You may review terms and agreement. All payment must be cleared with our bank and our accounting office, + U.S. customs (if any) + all U.S. government agencies (if any) + etc. If payment is not receive in full amount with wire fee and etc. Fees, no document will release to consignee. Consignee/importer must bear any expense involved payments.
  3. If U.S. customs and /or any other U.S. government agencies finds any violation/misleading/missing information of importation and etc, U.S. customs may confiscate/penalize/fines/recall/examine/re- ISF -filing and re-entry. Filing, ISF -hold and etc a us importer/exporter shipment(s) and recall the us importer/exporter, anytime, up-to 5 years. Please disclose detailed descriptions of shipment on all documents ( Invoice , Packing List , Bill-of-lading and etc. ) with HTC / HTS code, material that is made out of and etc. Importers/exporter are responsible for all fees, example: CBP action without notification. If U.S. customs decided to confiscate/seize/penalize/fines/examine/recall, request of information's and /or for violation, misleading, incomplete, late ISF filing, customs entry filing. And etc. If any, U.S. customs will notify you by email/phone/mail/letter within 1-12 month (normally). Also, U.S. customs may contact us to relay the letter/message to you. If so, you must pay U.S. customs asap. . Otherwise U.S. customs/government agencies will/may add interest, other-fines, black-list you, visiting you and etc. Only consignee is responsible for documents, all permits, all fees, us laws and international laws.
  4. Before any shipment arrangement, you should negotiate your shipping terms with your supplier/factory and shipping company. You may review the shipping glossary, otherwise you will be paying each of your vendors:. As importer, there are 9 party involved with 8 vendor payments or more: (1. You/importer). (2. Your factory/supplier payments). (3. Your foreign forwarder/trucking/warehouse/customs/terminal/exam and etc fee). (4. Cargo insurance/maritime law /all risk/total lost) (5. U.S. customs clearing agent fee) (6. Airline / freight forwarder / aka: air-way-bill ( AWB ) / arrival notice / unloading from airplane and moving it to warehouse fee). (7. Us exam site fee) (8. Your airport terminal port / warehouse payment). (9. Domestic trucking arrange payment or pick-up your shipment yourself) (10. Etc, etc,)
  5. Please pay all your vendors directly (asap), to avoid our $30 reimbursement service fees. If you received original Bill of Lading /obl, see here if amend/up-dating your entry filing.
  6. After/before customs clearing is done and paid: if you need trucking arrangement from us, to pick-up your shipment?, your us freight forwarder agent fee (if any), your warehouse fee (if any) and exam fee (if any)
  7. To track your air shipment and type in your air-way-bill ( AWB )#.
  8. If you received any documents from anyone, relating to this shipment please forward the email, asap

Notes: (Read Immediately below is very important information)

  1. Before you import, check your HTC / HTS /harmonized-tariff-code (duty) classifications and anti dumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty ( CVD ) / / directory and etc importer is responsible. For the all classifications of their own goods. Our HTC classification, customs entries filing, ISF filing, email(attach), fax, over-the-phone and etc are only advisory and not binding. U.S. customs can Reclassify your shipment as subject-to: ( FDA , USDA , FWS , any U.S. government agencies, add / CVD , hazard, trademark, patent, recall and etc. ), before/after you have receive(d) shipment, up-to 5 years. Subject-to submission fee and etc fees also, U.S customs/government action with-out notification backdated duty/tax.
  2. It's your/importer/consignee responsibility to let us/U.S. customs know if shipment is subject to any FDA , USDA , lacey-act, FWS , any U.S government agencies, add / CVD , hazard and etc. 9 days before. Your shipment in us port, also must be cleared (submitted) by local broker. We only submit documents ( Invoice , Packing List , Bill of Lading /bl, arrival notice and relating documents) to U.S. customs,. On-your-behalf. Please disclose all info on your documents and forward all documents to us. Note: only documents can be given to U.S. customs is document we received from you.
  3. If you're importing FDA /ATF/TTB/DOT/EPA/ USDA /(fumigation report) and /or other U.S government agencies related it products, must file prior notice, contact us asap.
  4. If FDA related, in some cases, CBP will release the shipment, but there is still FDA hold on it. You could pick-up your shipment, but can not be sold or altered until FDA hold is lifted. FDA will send notification when you could use or sell or if the shipment must be returned to your vendor or it must be destroyed at importer expense (could cost $100's and $1,000's) and /or. Refusal documents could be issued by FDA. Sample of FDA action notice of destroyed before shipment is release and sample of FDA telling you to returned back to FDA facility location (all this could take 4 weeks from FDA to notify you). Sample of CBP from 3499/to destroyed and sample destroyed Invoice this applies to all other. U.S government agency, such as FDA /ATF/TTB/DOT/EPA/ USDA and etc. Also, USDA / CBP could issue emergency action notifications to re-export or to have fumigation done in U.S.
  5. You/importer is responsible for all fees and are subject to the rules of U.S. customs as well as federal, state, city, local laws and following-up with us.
  6. U.S. customs reserves rig HTS to exam your shipment anytime anywhere even after you have received 7501, 3461 and do. Also, change/amend duty/tax on your past shipments, up-. To 5 years back.
  7. Ask your factory/supplier to do telex release on your shipments, if you do receive original- Bill of Lading /OBL, sign OBL(any spot) and mail the OBL to your us freight forwarder, asap. And you must pre-pay all fees, trucking fees, warehouse fees, freight forwarder arrival notice fees, customs clearing fees, ISF filing fees, bonds fees, exams fees and etc.
  8. Continuous import bond will eliminate single ISF bond fees and Single Entry Bond fees, for next 365 days, continuous import bond application here.
  9. There are two parts for sea shipment, ISF filing and customs clearing entry filing, for air shipment, international trucking / domestic trucking.
  10. As your customs clearing arrangement agent, we will be invoicing for you ISF filing related fees and customs clearing related fees, but you may also paying (your vendors): U.S. customs bonded. Warehouse/container freight station warehouse fees ( CFS warehouse fees), trucking arrangement fees, freight forwarder fees (freight release fee), us sea port fees/us airport fees,. Exams fees, U.S. customs and other government agencies and other private agencies fees who are involved with your shipment(s) arrangement, all are separate charges. All our ISF and customs entry filing info are on our website and CBP website, but, if need a personal training, cost is $2500 a day or our/broker retainer fee is $500 a hour. Training course is conceded. With our years of our acknowledgements. Other than that, don't except us to be on the phone with you all days/hours. Importers are responsible for all fees, us laws and international laws ( CBP . Gov)
  11. Before customs clearing document (entry summary / CBP form 7501 and entry/immediate delivery / CBP form 3461 and pick up order and bill of lading (delivery order / dad / do). And if any, file notes listing (ABI report) can be released to you, our trucking arrangement Invoice , customs clearing Invoice and ISF Invoice and all our arrangement related service(s) fees must be. Pre-paid. If paying by company/personal check, make payable to U.S. customs clearing and scanned-email / faxed a check copy as confirmation of payment, before mailing the original check to. (2018 pacific coast hwy, suite #201. Lomita, ca 90717) ( [email protected]. All check/funds must be cleared with our bank and our accounting, if when we receive. Your scanned-check or faxed-in check, we will be scanning into our bank account. If you paid us with personal/company check and paid $18 for wire fee and /or any other extra fees, with-out asking for. Refund(s), within three (3) days, you are acknowledged/agreed that your are tipping/tip us for our services. If payments are with western union, please confirm and we will send our payment details.
  12. If your shipment is full container we will be pre-invoicing you and if LCL shipment is $300 duty/tax or over, we will be pre-invoicing you, all the customs clearing fees, this must be pre-paid.
  13. After your LCL shipment has been released by U.S. customs/us and by us freight forwarder/shipping company, please call your us-customs-bonded-warehouse before the pick-up. . Warehouse info will be at your (entry/immediate delivery / CBP form 3461) and # 14 (location of goods-code name(s)/U.S. customs bonded warehouse. Sample of warehouse fees.
  14. If your LCL shipment, if your shipment is not picked-up on time/date as it stated in your arrival notice within 4 or 5 days, you will be paying extra storage fees + it will be moved to us. Customs bonded go (general order warehouse) and you/importer will be paying go fees + other extra fees. Please contact your freight forwarder and warehouse for details regarding the. Last free day (before storage is incurred daily) importers are responsible before importing any items to us and for all fees and us laws and international laws (
  15. All full containers, must be picked up by us-customs-bonded-trucking-company only, from the port. Normally, you have 4 or 5 days to pick-up your shipment from the date port (look arrival notice). Received your shipment(s), if pass 5 days, port will be charging you extra storage/demurrage per day. + diem charges, also, it may go to go (general order warehouse) and etc fees.
  16. For air shipments, as it stated in your air-way-bill/ AWB , they only give 2 free days (normally), after 2 days, they will charge you extra storage fees + go (if any).
  17. If you need a pre-estimated cost on truck arrangement, before your shipment is in us contact us with pound/lbs for each pallet and how many pallets or container size (20/40) and lbs
  18. If this is home/house/apartment (residential) delivery: trucker will charge $150 to $500 or more. In most cities, trucks are not allowed on residential streets. . Trucker could/may only drop-off your shipment blocks(sidewalk) away from your residential. City could assess fines to you/receiver of shipment up to $10,000, per shipment/container. If any parking ticket(s) while waiting to unload or load your shipment(s) or any other fines trucker received, you/importer must pay full amount in cash, to trucker (before unloading).
  19. For all shipments, we strongly recommend you to get a door to door all risk cargo insurance from your international freight forwarder/shipping to cover damage to your shipment. If you don't have cargo insurance to your shipment and if your shipment is damaged, you will not be able to claim any damage claim. But, if you do have a cargo insurance and if your shipment. Is damaged, you must contact your international freight forwarder / shipping company (info at your bl) within 24 hours from time you received your shipment with details report and pictures, if not you will not be able to claim any, you must purchase insurance before it leaves foreign port.
  20. To avoid our reimbursement service fees. We are not a payment center for all your vendors, we are here to clear your shipment with U.S. customs only
  21. If your/importer/consignee shipment is detained/hold by U.S. customs/ CBP and /or any other U.S government agencies, there is no pro-rate and no refunds and no cancellation on any monies.
  22. All our service arrangement is no pro-rate and no refunds and no cancellation on any services/payments. All premiums/fees fully earned. Consignee must pay full amount of our services and us gov. Fees. Also, if bond(s) and /or any of our service(s) / arrangement are refused to importer/consignee, no expilations/reasons/causes is given to you/importer/consignee, just a refusal is given only.
  23. Only, you/importer/consignee is responsible for submitting all the correct (above) documents and in a timely manner, and to keep track of your shipment.
  24. Before any shipment arrangement, you should negotiate your shipping terms with your supplier/factory and shipping company, otherwise you will be. Paying each of your vendors. Such as foreign-freight-forwarder, foreign-in-land-trucking, foreign-warehouse, us-freight-forwarder, us-warehouse, us-trucking, us-port and etc.
  25. We reserve the right to refuse any service(s) to consignee/importer, anyone, any reason, any time, any point, any place with-out notice and with-out no pro-rate and no refunds.
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