|Packing List (Value of Shipment).
In international shipping valued packing list is a substitute to commercial invoice. International shippers should not confuse a packing list (1) used for commercial
international ocean freight shipments and a Valued Packing List (2) used by origin and destination Customs in purpose to control legality of commodity and assign duty,
taxes etc (if any) on the international ocean freight shipments.
1.In commercial international ocean freight shipping, a packing list is an attachment to a commercial invoice submitted by to a commercial international shipment. This
packing list provides additional details on packing of shipped goods and may not contain value of shipped goods. Do not confuse such packing lists with fumigation
2.Valued Packing Lists in international shipping of ocean freight, in certain cases (particularly when shipping internationally Household Goods or Personal Belongings that
are not for sale), act as substitutes to proforma commercial invoices. Valued packing lists in international shipping contain all mandatory information required to be provided
in commercial invoice, including value of each shipping unit. In U.S. related international shipments the value must be assigned in US$.
In international shipping of Household Goods and Personal Belongings using international ocean freight services, international shippers provide description of shipped
goods and assign value of each shipping unit in form of Valued Packing List. Then no commercial invoices should require on such international shipments.
However, customs in certain countries will require commercial invoices on international shipments containing Household Goods and Personal Belongings anyway. Then, in
respect of international shipping from the USA, such shipments can be declared at a time of export from U.S. in form of valued packing lists. Upon arrival to destination, at a
time of entering in destination's country commerce zone, those valued packing lists can be easily transferred into commercial invoices forms.
In respect of international shipping of seafreight from the USA, valued packing list must be in English and provide the following information:
•International shipping reference(s) related to the international shipment;
•Ports of origin and destination;
•Shippers and Consignee (Recipient) full name, address and contact information;
•Detailed description of goods being shipped;
•The quantities in weight and measures and;
•Value of each item in USD assigned by the shipper;
Our online form for filling Valued Packing Lists on seafreight international shipments from the USA
Using our Real-time online Automated Shipping System on international shipping seafreight from the USA, our clients should be able to fill out and submit a Valued Packing
List online, via link in our shipping instructions. The format of the submitted online valued packing list is acceptable by most international shipping companies and U.S.
Customs. Most of the time it should be acceptable by destination customs as well.
Upon your booking request online we will e-mail to you this link within our international shipping instructions. You may try the fully working simplified version of the
international shipping document in this link
Notice: The valued packing list draft sent to you in email in our international shipping instructions on your seafreight shipment is unique. It will be generated individually on
your international sea-freight shipment and pre-formatted based on the information that you had provided when you booked your international shipment online in our web site.
IMPORTANT: When you are submitting to us your international shipping documents online, always double-check all information that you have submitted. If you see errors or
typos, then urgently re-submit these international shipping document or ask us via email to correct it. No verbal correction requests will be accepted. All corrections requested
to be done in your international shipping documents must be sent to us via email.
During the process of submitting your international shipping documents to your international ocean freight shipment online, you will have several opportunities to edit and re-
submit these international shipping documents. However, as soon as your international shipping documents are submitted to the ocean freight carrier, all further corrections
may be subject to amendments fee or even be possible only at a time when you recover your international shipment at the destination.
Importers are responsible for all fees, US Laws & International Laws.
|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 = Broker between US Customs & Importer ONLY: To transmits importer info/documents, way it was received from you & your-vendors, to US customs
2. Customs Broker = is NOT a Broker between you & your-vendors (Factory / Supplier / Forwarder / Warehouse / Shipping-company / CET-Exam-Site, US Agencies & etc.)
3. 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 $)
4. 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.
5. Your Responsibility = Your shipment / money / profit / sells / Documents / Permit, your-vendors (factory/supplier/forwarder & etc.), Your Arrangement/Negotiation & etc.
6. EXAM Notice BY Freight Forwarder: LCL arrival notice, Full Container arrival notice. ADD/CVD, Fumigation, Emergency Action Notifications can be $1,000's.
7. 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.
8. IF Exam (VACIS, NII, X-Ray (reefer), IBET, MET, CET & ETC,), your Freight Forwarder will be Notifying with arrival notice & invoice (pay your Freight Forwarder) (99% time).
9. 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%)
10. IF Importer / id=(SSN# or Tax-id/EIN/IRS# or CAN#) or ANY info is off-by-one-digit/letter, US Customs will Confiscate/Seize your shipment & Penalize/Fines/etc you.
11. And USCustoms/Agencies can Release with Detention(Hold)/Hold/Confiscate/Penalize/Fines/Recall/Examine/ISF-Penalty/Re-ISF-Filing/issue Destroy/re-export & etc.
12. Bill-of-Lading / BL (aka: Bill-of-Sale) / Original / OBL = Arrival Notice / Manufacturers Contract Agreement / Shipping Terms = (TITLE to shipment, provisions & etc)
13. You /Importer/ consignee is fully responsible for all actions of payment (Be aware of scam hijack emails & OTHER scams).
14. Before paying us, consignee MUST verify payment method & amount of payment, & such as our bank account#, western-union account#, check payable to & etc,.
15. ONLY valid communication is, if You/Importer/Consignee/your-vendors is communicating by phone# & email lists from our uscustomsclearing.com/contactus.html.
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
responsible 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
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they will begin full enforcement of Importer Security Filing (ISF) regulations on July 9, 2013 and will start issuing
liquidated damages against ISF importers and carriers for ISF non-compliance.
LATE OR INACCURATE ISF TRANSMISSIONS
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.
FAILURE TO FILE AN ISF
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.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS:
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.
ADDITIONAL MITIGATION FOR C-TPAT PARTICIPANTS:
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
|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)
Arrival Notice (AN) is ISSUED 5 days before shipment is US port by BL Agent in US=aka Freight Forwarder (NVOCC/OFF/OTI) (Glossary) (Arrival Notice?)(LCL)(FULL)(AIR)
Issuer of AN WAS Pre-Chosen (InCoTerms) BY issuer of BL, Issuer of AN is to oversee movement of your cargo to CFS warehouse (LCL) / Seaport (Container) / Airport.
Freight Released is issued by your Freight Forwarder (ISSUER of Arrival Notice = Agent of Bill-of-Lading (BL) to CFS/Port, after you have satisfy your Freight Forwarder 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.
- 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 > http://www.answers.com/topic/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, Please "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.
|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 / BL: 100 apples, 75 Oranges, 50 Toys & 25 Desks), you will be charge extra $20 for ISF
Filing + $20 for Customs Clearing Entry Filing. The Fees are added it to your Invoice as ADDITIONAL CLASSIFICATION HTC/HTS Code / 7501 LINES. (click here) for 3
pages of sample 14 line, First Two Line free, so other 12 x $10 = $120 fees will be charge as 7501 LINE
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 SUBMISSION & will be add on
to your Customs Clearing invoice/fees (click here)
MUST described, materials of each category at ISF Form, Invoice, Packing-list, Bill-of-Lading / BL (Telex-Release//Surrender//Express-Release or Original-Bill-of-Lading
(OBL) with Notify Party), Arrival Notice Invoice, Photo-pictures-of-Import/export items, materials that is made out of, on all documents, IF Fabric/Textile, Must have% (ie:
cotton%, woven% & etc.), Fumigation-Certificate (if any), All related documents, Photo-pictures of Labels/Marks/ Stamp, out-side of Boxes/Crates & etc.,
All info MUST be US Dollar & English & all permits (licenses/ permits to import). For more details view (BASIC import/export // 211 pages)
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 samples
Third Party Billing Waiver (if any) grantor hereby waivers receipt of the customs entries and invoices from the grantee and directs that copies of your bills for services and
copies of customs entries, ISF filings, bond number and Etc be transmitted to individual business/warehouses relating to importer shipments.
IF your shipment is House-Hold Goods (HHG) and Personal Effects (PE) (USED Items ONLY), here a sample of excel template (Packing-list & Invoice)
NOTE: IF you are buying from Two different factory/suppliers, you could consolidate the shipment under one BL, but you can NOT consolidate 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
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