Arrival  Notice  Invoice  (LCL,/Full,/AWB) (also called Sea Notice of Arrival) in respect of international shipping of  Air/Ocean/Sea Freight is an international shipping
document issued by an ocean freight carrier or ocean freight's agent to consignee/recipient of internationally shipped goods (and to the notify party, if any) to inform about the
arrival of international  Air/Ocean/Sea Freight shipment. Arrival Notice (Notice of Arrival) provides shipment details and charges and documents required to enable the
consignee to make customs clearance and arrange pickup and delivery of his/her international shipment.

FYI, In an perfect world, consignee will be receiving (But less than 1% is perfect world)
a. Two bill-of-lading (BL):  Before vessel leaving foreign port (Draft BL)  &  after vessel leaves foreign port (commercial BL)
b. Two invoice:  Before vessel leaving foreign port (proforma/draft invoice)  &  after vessel leaves foreign port (commercial invoice)
c. Two arrival notice:  PRE Arrival Notice, 7 days Before vessel is in US port  &  after/before vessel in US warehouse/port, Final Arrival Notice.  

BEFORE your shipment is in US Port, you will be receiving a  Arrival  Notice  Invoice  from US Freight Forwarder (issuer of  Arrival Notice =  AGENT of your  Bill-of-Lading (BL).
.   a. Before leaving foreign port, your Shipper (ISSUER of Bill-of-Lading) has chosen US Freight forwarder AGENT (ISSUER of  Arrival  Notice  Invoice)
to OVERSEE movement of your shipment to your CFS warehouse//Seaport//Airport.
.   b. Questions relating to your Arrival  Notice  Invoice &  their  description of charges / EXAMS fees /  Dispute  charges / etc, Call ISSUER of  Arrival  Notice  Invoice
.        DIRECTLY   &  pay  DIRECTLY  (to AVOID  Our $50 reimbursement fees)
.   c. To know why/who importer MUST pay,  BEFORE/After/DURING  shipping,  review  Incoterms & contact  ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading//Arrival Notice.  
.        All cargo are
Incoterms (PRE-Arranged to US  CFS/Port,  BEFORE leaving foreign port)

Besides of essential information duplicated from international  Air/Ocean/Sea Freight Bill of Lading such us the international  Air/Ocean/Sea Freight bill of lading number,
sailing details (name of vessel, voyage, ETD, ETA), number and description of shipping units etc, Arrival Notice (Notice of Arrival) should also provide complete information
related to the international shipping cargo recovery at the destination:

•Ocean freight carrier's or the ocean freight carrier's release charges
•Cargo location address and contact phone number
•LOT number associated with the freight location or other reference(s) related to the freight identification
•Instruction on the international shipment recovery etc.

It is very important to understand that, in respect of international shipping of  Air/Ocean/Sea Freight , an Arrival Notice (Notice of Arrival) itself is NOT a release document.
Arrival Notice (Notice of Arrival) is an international shipping document that allows to consignee/recipient of internationally shipping goods to initiate his/her international
shipment's recovery at the destination country by following and obeying legal rules on import recovery upon entering of the goods in commerce zone of the in the destination


•Consignee (importer of records) itself
•Destination’s country officials (Destination country's Customs, Government agencies that may concern of imported goods, border protection officers etc)
•International ocean freight carrier and/or the international ocean freight carrier agent
•Customs broker, if consignee or importer of records requests customs brokerage service in assisting him/her in filing import entry and paying customs duty, taxes and fees
on imported goods (if any)
•Other party related to the international shipment recovery and delivery (if necessary) at the destination:  domestic freight forwarders, bonded and local warehouses, cartage
companies etc

Note: Import recoveries in international shipping is a complicated and time sensitive process. Even though most of countries over the world allow to consignees (importers
of records) working on international shipments recoveries directly with the customs, unless you are not a professional freight forwarder, it is the good idea to work on
recovery of your import with an international carrier's agent or hire a destination countries' customs broker in the purpose to clear your import with customs and get it to your
possession. If you forget about or do not pay proper attention to your importing goods, that does not mean that the destination counties' officials will forget about it. For a
reasonable fee you should avoid headache and/or extra charges and/or penalties that may occur in event if your fail in your destination country's import recovery procedures.


As a rule, Arrival Notice (Notice of Arrival) in international shipping of  Air/Ocean/Sea Freight should be issued to the consignee and notify party in advance, in several day
before your international  Air/Ocean/Sea Freight shipment will be entered in commerce zone of your destination country. Then you should have a time to be prepared to the
import recovery. An Arrival Notice (Notice of Arrival) can be faxed or emailed to the Consignee and/or to their Broker/Agent. Expect and do not miss it! Upon the receipt start
working on your international shipment recovery or forward this document to a party authorized by you on the import recovery without delay. Keep eyes on the recovery. Do not
let it go out of your control.

If for any reasons you will not receive an Arrival Notice (Notice of Arrival) as expected, then contact the international ocean freight carrier that handle your international
shipment or international ocean freight carrier's destination agent as/if stated in your international  Air/Ocean/Sea Freight Bill of Lading.

You / Importer / Consignee is
RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/permits/fees/retro-active.   Case File: federal court US Attorney's (click here)
NOTE:  Final Ruling  by US Customs/agencies  for ISF Filing (part 1-2) is  6 years   AND   for Customs Entry filing (part 2-2)  is  5 years.
1. Customs Broker = Messenger between US Customs & Importer:  To transmits importer info/documents, way it was received from you &
your-vendors, to US customs
2. Customs Broker = is
NOT a Messenger between you & your-vendors (Factory/ Supplier/ Forwarder/ Warehouse/ Shipping-company/ CET-Exam-Site, US Agencies & etc.)
3. All importer are
BOUND to Incoterms (PRE-Arranged  BEFORE leaving foreign port,  Such as: Bill-of-Lading /BL (Sale) / MFG  Contract  Agreement  / OBL /  Arrival Notice)
4. To understand why/who importer
MUST pay,  BEFORE/After/DURING  shipping,  you MUST review Incoterms  &  contact  ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading (TITLE  to shipment)
5. Please review
Import process,  Incoterms &  etc  Import  requirements  by  US Customs.  After viewing, If you required a personal assistant: $250 hr / $2000 day +Retainer
6. Importer is
RESPONSIBLE for all fees/US Laws/Liability/exam/permit(s)retroactive(backdate) Document (BL,  Arrival Notice & etc.) Case File: federal court US Attorney's.
Your Responsibility  =  Your shipment / money / profit / sales / Documents / Permit,  your-vendors (factory/supplier/forwarder & etc.),  Your Arrangement/Negotiation & etc.
EXAM Notice  BY Freight Forwarder:  LCL  arrival notice,  Full Container  arrival notice.     For ADD/CVD,  Fumigation,  Emergency Action Notifications can be  $1,000's.
Fumigating your shipment can be $7,205,   Vacuum Cleaning can be $1,900  &  A-TCET Exam / Intensive Exam/Stop Sign / CET Exam can be  $1,843.60 / $2,059.90.
IF Exam (VACIS, NII, X-Ray, IBET, MET, CET  & ETC,), your Freight Forwarder will be Notifying with arrival notice & invoice (pay your Freight Forwarder) (99% of the time).
IF Exam (CET Exam, A-TCET Exam, Intensive Exam/Stop Sign, IPR, Tailgate,  Emergency Action Notifications &  ETC,) Importer MUST pay DIRECTLY to exam site. (100%)
12. IF
Importer / id=(SSN# or Tax-id/EIN/IRS# or CAN#)  or  ANY info is   off-by-one-digit/letter, US Customs can/will Confiscate/Seize your shipment &  Penalize/Fines  you.
13. And
USCustoms/Agencies can  Release with Detention(Hold)/Hold/Confiscate/Penalize/Fines/Recall/Exam/Penalty/Re-ISF-Filing/issue Destroy/re-export/add-DPL & etc.
14. Please pay all
your-vendors directly (ASAP), to AVOID Our $50 (click here). IF Amending/up-dating your Entry Filing (click here $). IF Entry must be RE-FILE (click here $)
15. You /Importer/
Consignee is fully responsible for all actions of payment (Be  aware  of  scam  hijack  emails  &  OTHER  scams).
16. Before paying us,
consignee MUST verify payment method & amount of payment,  & such as our bank account#, western-union account#, check payable to & etc,.
17. ONLY valid communication is, if You/Importer/
Consignee/your-vendors  is communicating by phone# & email lists from our

Importer/forwarder understands that as part of ISF/importer security filing rules & Customs Clearing Entry Filing  &  any other filing to US Customs.
BEFORE you import,
double check your
HTC/HTS/Harmonized-Tariff-Code (Duty/Tax) classifications &   Anti Dumping Duties (ADD)  &  Countervailing Duty (CVD). Importers / Exporter are
for the all HTC/HTS classifications of their own goods.
Our HTS/HTC/Harmonized Tariff Code Classification on ISF filing & Customs Clearing Entries Filing are
ADVISORY and not binding.
Also, if
ADD/CVD  &  FDA,  USDA,  &/or any other government agencies involvement, shipment must be cleared with local Broker.
Customs and Border Protection to Begin Enforcing Import Security Filing on July 9, 2013
liquidated damages against ISF importers and carriers for ISF non-compliance.

CBP will assess liquidated damages in accordance with the relevant mitigation guidelines which were published in the CBP Bulletin on July 17, 2009. There can be multiple
errors on an ISF transmission and in accordance with the guidelines, CBP may assess / fines a claim for liquidated damages as follows:

$5,000 per late ISF,
$5,000 per inaccurate ISF, and
$5,000 for the first inaccurate ISF update.

Additional Statutory Penalties may be assessed for serious or repetitive violations.

Because liquidated damages cannot be assessed for the failure to file an ISF if no bond is in place, CBP will withhold the release or transfer of the cargo until CBP receives
the required ISF information and has had the opportunity to review the documentation and conduct any necessary examination. CBP also reserves the right to not permit
unlading of merchandise for which no ISF has been filed, and, if such cargo is unladen without permission, it may be subject to seizure.

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2415, the statute of limitations for ISF liquidated damages is six years from the date of the breach of the bond. CBP will not limit its authority to
enforce the ISF requirements.

First violation: If an ISF Importer incurs a liquidated damages claim for filing a late or inaccurate ISF or an inaccurate ISF update, the liquidated damages claim may be
cancelled upon payment of an amount between $1,000 and $2,000, depending on the presence of mitigating or aggravating factors, if CBP determines that law enforcement
goals were not compromised by the violation.

Subsequent Violations: If an ISF Importer incurs a subsequent liquidated damages claim for filing a late or inaccurate ISF or an inaccurate ISF update, the liquidated
damages claim may be cancelled upon payment of an amount not less than $2,500 if CBP determines that law enforcement goals were not compromised by the violation.

No relief will be granted if CBP determines that law enforcement goals were compromised by the violation.

An ISF Importer which is a certified Tier 2 or Tier 3 C-TPAT member may receive additional mitigation of up to 50% of the normal mitigation amount, depending upon tier of
C-TPAT participation.
1. All importer are BOUND to Incoterms (PRE-Arranged, 72 hours/3 days BEFORE leaving foreign port.  fyi:  to calculate  weight  distribution  of  vessel, carrier manifest & ETC.  
a. Such as: Loading onto vessel (Foreign Forwarder/
Issuer of  Bill-of-Lading), Unloading from vessel (US Forwarder/ Issuer  Arrival  Notice of  LCL/ Full) &  warehouse / Port)
b. By you accepting an
Bill-of-Lading  from your vendors (supplier/factory/shippER/shipping-company), you are BOUND to Incoterms (International Commercial Terms)
c. To understand why/what/who importer
MUST pay,  BEFORE/After/DURING  shipping, importer/buyer MUST know  Incoterms (International Commercial Terms).
Incoterms published by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)  &  recognized by United Nations Commission on International Trade Law  as Global Common Terms.
e. If you don't know your own
Incoterms, contact  ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading (aka: Bill-of-Sale) Manufacturers  Contract  Agreement (Your supplier/factory/shippER/shipping-co)
e. If you don't know your own
Incoterms, contact  ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading (aka: Bill-of-Sale) Manufacturers  Contract  Agreement (Your supplier/factory/shippER/shipping-co)

2. Why  CAN'T   Supplier / Factory / ShippER / Shipping-company  arrange US Domestic Trucking,  ISF Filing  & Customs Entry.
a. Most of Foreign supplier / shippER (ISSUER of Bill-of-Lading) vary
LIMITED contact with Domestic Trucker & Customs Broker
b. Your supplier in business of MFG & Your Shipping-Company in business of shipping,  they are NOT in business of knowing
US Customs rule & regulations, we are.
a. To arrange Sea shipping, arranger must be your supplier or Licenses by (NVOCC / OFF / OTI)  = ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading / LCL Arrival Notice / Full Arrival Notice.
b. To arrange Air shipping, arranger must be your supplier or Licenses by  
International Air Transport Association (IATA) = ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading /  Air-Way-Bill (AWB)
c. To arrange Domestic Trucking, arranger must be Licenses by (MC# / DOT#)  / must have "Filer-Code" from US Customs  =  ISSUER of  Pick-Up-bill-of-Lading.
d. To file ISF & Customs Entry (Customs Agent / Customs Broker), filer must have "
Filer-Code" from US Customs = ISSUER of  Customs Release Documents.

3. To Track your shipment (
click here)  & type in your MBL#
a. Example / Compare Arrival Notice (
Air shipment) (Sea LCL shipment) (Sea Full Container shipment) = FEES (Unloading from vessel & moving to warehouse).

NOTE: If you pay your vendor (Supplier/Factory), for shipping cost, you are paying Foreign Labor to arrange your shipping, normally cost is 10-20% cheaper.
Arrival Notice (AN) is ISSUED 5-7 days before shipment is US port:  
.  a. Export  Freight  Forwarder (EFF) =  ISSUER  Bill  of  Lading (BL) = PRE-ARRANGED  BEFORE leaving  FOREIGN Port, to warehouse//port//Issuer-of-(AN) (AWB) & Etc,
.  b. Import  Freight  Forwarder (IFF) =  ISSUER of  Arrival  Notice  (5-7 days BEFORE cargo is in US):  OVERSEER of cargo to  CFS  warehouse//port.  

Freight Released is issued by your Import  Freight  Forwarder / IFF (ISSUER of  Arrival Notice = Agent of Bill-of-Lading (BL) / OBL, after you have SATISFY  your IFF  needs
Customs Released is issued by your Customs Broker//US Customs//Agencies, after your shipment is cleared & you have paid your Entry Filing fee, (click here) & look 1-11.
Bill-of-Lading (BL) (aka: Straight bill of lading (nonnegotiable)  with  Telex-Release /  Surrender /  Express-Release  or  Original-Bill-of-Lading (OBL).
Bill-of-Lading (BL) is ISSUED Before leaving foreign port by Shipper/NVOCC/OFF/OTI (Glossary) (What is Bill-of-Lading (BL) (examples of BL) (click here) (Incoterms)

FYI, In an perfect world, consignee will be receiving (But less than 1% is perfect world)
a. Two bill-of-lading (BL):  Before vessel leaving foreign port (Draft BL)  &  after vessel leaves foreign port (commercial BL)
b. Two invoice:  Before vessel leaving foreign port (proforma/draft invoice)  &  after vessel leaves foreign port (commercial invoice)
c. Two arrival notice:  PRE Arrival Notice, 7 days Before vessel is in US port  &  after/before vessel in US warehouse/port, Final Arrival Notice.  

- On most of  
Bill-of-Lading,  Notify Party  is known as: Customs Broker,  Customs Agent,  ISF & Entry Filer with Domestic Trucker.
- On most of  
Bill-of-Lading, Issuer of  Arrival Notice  is known as: (Also, after these text, below there are 12 different Bill-of-Lading as examples)
Shipper Agent,  For Delivery of Goods Please Contact,  Forwarding Agent,  Domestic Routing/Export Instructions,  For Release of Shipment please contact,
Delivery Agent,  For delivery please apply to,  Document Presentation,  Cargo Releasing Agent,  For Arrival Info &  Release of Cargo Contact.

FYI, other bill:
Clean Bill Of Lading,  Claused Bill Of Lading (aka "dirty bill of lading" or "foul bill of lading."). Uniform Bill Of Lading,  Bill of Lading,  Bill Of Sale,
Ocean Bill Of Lading,  Inland Bill Of Lading,  Through Bill Of Lading,  STALE Bill Of Lading,  Negotiable bills of Lading,  Functions of bill of lading,  Carrier on bill of lading,  
Lash bill of lading,  Switch bill of lading,  Proforma bill of lading (normally given BEFORE leaving),  Onboard bill of lading (normally given AFTER cargo has LEFT)  
What, How,  When &  Why  bill of lading is use.            (Search by bill of lading >   

Let your supplier(s) do  
Telex-Release /  Surrender /  Express-Release (this will saves time, monies & headache),  but IF you do received a  ORIGINAL-Bill-of-Lading (OBL)
from your shipper/factory/supplier,  "
SIGN / DATE  the OBL (any place on OBL)"    & keep two copy for yourself & Fed-ex/UPS other to "ISSUER of  Arrival Notice = Agent of BL"
Usually, if you received
OBL,  if you made only partial payment & etc  against your shipment to your shipper/factory/supplier, before the shipping. (OBL  =  TITLE to your cargo)

Please list us as
Notify Party on Bill-of-Lading (BL) & WE WILL DO 99% OF THE WORK FOR YOU or all we need is your factory/supplier info (email & name), also, you could
give our below info to your factory/supplier as Customs Clearing Agent & Notify Party on BL.   
US Customs Clearing
2018 Pacific Coast Hwy,
Suite #201. Lomita, CA 90717
(213) 270-1930 / PH: (718) 717-2680 / PH: (305) 831-4800 / PH: (210) 787-3480 / Fax: (424) 702-3262

IF Exam is issued by
US Customs/Agencies, such as  Intensive Examination Notice (Stop Sign),  IBET-Exam,  A-TCET-Exam,  USDA-Exam  or  ANY OTHER Exam  and
if your
Bill-of-Lading (BL) / Arrival Notice (AN) is required  ORIGINAL-Bill-of-Lading (OBL),  your  ""Freight Forwarder (ISSUER of  Arrival Notice = Agent of Bill-of-Lading (BL)""
MUST received your   "
"sign/date OBL (any place on OBL)""   from you,   BEFORE your shipment/container could be moved to Exam site,  until then, you maybe paying
Storage Fees/Demurrage fees & other fees.   With or With-OUT exam, your  "
"Freight Forwarder (ISSUER of  Arrival Notice = Agent of Bill-of-Lading (BL)""   MUST receive
"sign/date the OBL (any place on OBL)""  to Freight-Release your shipment to you,  OBL is Consignee/Importer RESPONSIBILITY only. (OBL =  TITLE)

All shipment are
BOUND to Incoterms (PRE-Arranged to US Port/CFS,  BEFORE leaving foreign port). To understand why/who importer MUST pay, BEFORE/ After/ DURING  
shipping, you MUST review Incoterms/ICC/UNCITRAL &  contact   ISSUER of  BL / Arrival Notice.     Customs Broker is Messenger between US Customs & you, ONLY.

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First 2 HTC/HTS/Harmonized Tariff Code Classification are free, but after 2nd Classification of items, each Classification is $10 each per line.  For Example: IF you are
importing 4 different category items (on your invoice/packing-list/Bill-of-Lading/ISF-Form: 100 apples, 75 Oranges, 50 Toys  &  25 Desks), you will be charge extra $20 for ISF
Filing + other $20 for Customs Clearing Entry Filing.  The Fees are add it to your Invoice.

To AVOIDED HTC/HTS/Harmonized Tariff Code Classification fees, please ask your Factory/Supplier to have it on the Invoice, Packing-List & Bill-of-Lading (BL), if your
Factory/Supplier don't know the HTC/HTS/Harmonzied Tariff Code, you could Look-up your own (
Duty/Tax) HTC/HTS/Harmonized Tariff Code (click here) or call & email US
Customs Import Specialist (
click here).

Also, First 2 factories/suppliers invoice submission are free for Customs Clearing Entry filing, under same Bill-of-Lading(B/L).  
For Example:  IF you are importing from 3 different factories/suppliers with 3 different invoice/packing-list.  First 2 factories/suppliers invoice/packing-list
submission Entry filing are free, But AFTER 2nd invoice/packing-list factory/supplier,  you will be charge $20 per supplier/factory invoice
submission to US Customs as ADDITIONAL INVOICES & will be add on to your Customs Clearing invoice/fees  (
click here)   

MUST described: what materials of each category are made-out-of at invoice, packing-list & bill-of-lading.  For Example: if you are importing 10 of MENS Sweat Shirt ( 80%
Cotton 20% Polyester / HTC# ) /  5 Tablecloth ( 100% polyester / HTC# )  /  20 Desk (stainless steel / HTC# )   Aluminum (Aluminium Ingot / HTC# )  & Etc.  (
click here) for

IF you are buying from
Two different factory/supplier, you could consolidated the shipment under one BL, but you can NOT consolidated under one invoice/packing-list. It
MUST be submitted as 2 different invoice/factory/supplier to US Customs.  Each Bill-of-Lading(B/L) is considered as one shipment & it must be cleared as each BL by US
ONLY valid contact with us are list it here,  all others are invalid.   We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime.
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