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Import Consulting Services

When you have questions about importing goods, you need answers now. Our import consulting services make it easy to craft your individualized blueprints for importing success.
  • Choose to consult with an Import Expert or a Licensed Customs Broker.
  • Get answers during your 30-minute import consulting session.
  • Get assistance with your customs bond import paperwork.
  • Let us help you get import answers, book freight and more.
Consulting for less-experienced importers looking for basic importing information
Import Customs 
Expert Consulting
$
149
1/2 Hour
Consulting
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30 minute 1-on-1 session with an import customs expert
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Get answers to basic importing questions
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Explanation of Partner Government Agencies role in importing process
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Import taxes, duties, and fees explained
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Required documentation for importing discussed
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Summary of consulting session and helpful importing links provided afterwards
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Determine whether a single entry or continuous bond is recommended
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Consulting support for experienced importers needing hands-on support
Licensed Customs
Broker Consulting
$
249
1/2 Hour
Consulting
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30 minute 1-on-1 session with a CBP Licensed Customs Broker
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Details specific to your upcoming import shipments are discussed
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Shipment compliance with Partner Government Agencies including the FDA, EPA, USDA and more is determined
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Calculate taxes, duties, fees, and applicable tariffs for your upcoming shipments
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Required documents for your upcoming imports discussed and provided
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Summary of consulting session and helpful importing links specific to your upcoming shipments provided afterwards
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Assistance completing required documentation for upcoming imports
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Follow-up communication after your scheduled shipment date
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Tariff Classification Analysis
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Customs Holds and Inspection Assistance
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ISF Filing Review
Answers to Common Importing
Questions
Complete answers provided during expert consultation session.

Answers to your Customs Consulting questions

Do I Need a Customs Bond?

A customs bond is required if you are importing items into the U.S. via ocean or air valued at more than $2,500 for commercial use. When you have customs bonds in place on your shipments, you are ensuring a smooth and fast customs clearance process between countries.
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Why is My Freight Stuck in Customs?

There are two main reasons your goods are stuck at a U.S. port of entry. Your goods are either prohibited or your import paperwork in incorrect. Working hand in hand with a Licensed Customs Broker and a freight forwarder ensures your goods are imported seamlessly and you have open dialogue and real time updates on your imports.
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.I have a Bond, Can I Get Help with Freight?

Absolutely. USA Customs Clearance, powered by AFC International, offers both value-added customs brokerage services that includes affordable rates by our trusted freight shipping partners via land, air and sea! Our Licensed Customs Brokers can assist you with all of your importing and freight shipping needs.
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.What is the Process of Importing Goods?

If you have a customs bond but need help moving your freight, we understand your dilemma. The key to import customs clearance success is working with a customs provider that navigates your imports safely through the import process. Licensed customs brokers fill out your import paperwork electronically, create a freight moving plan and make sure your goods are shipped and arrive on time.
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.What Can I Discuss During My Consulting Period?

You can discuss everything you need to know about importing to the U.S., including:

  • Clearing customs at borders and ports
  • Securing a global logistics plan for your products
  • Delivery of goods
  • How to save money through your logistics plan

You might choose to work with an Import Expert during your consulting session. An expert can guide you through obtaining a customs bond, filling out ISF forms and answer basic questions. If you are new to importing, you might start with consulting with an Import Expert.

If you have imported goods before and still have questions, a Licensed Customs Broker can give clear-cut answers. Cut through red tape around rules and regulations, determine tariffs and get the facts you need to get your shipment through customs and across the border.

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Can You Help Me With Freight?

Absolutely! USA Customs Clearance, powered by AFC International, can handle the entire import process for you. We can assist you in arranging customs brokerage and international shipping. If you need help with freight, consider booking an import consulting session with a Licensed Customs Broker. They can navigate the waters of international shipping, customs clearance and more in a single session.
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.What Will Be My Total Import Costs?

Your total costs vary depending on the value of your imports and what kind of importing you are seeking to accomplish. Your total fees, taxes and duties can be finalized with the assistance of a Licensed Customs Broker.
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.What Information Do You Need to Process a Continuous Customs Bond?

You can submit a customs bond form and receive same day approval. It’s that easy. Your customs broker will assist you with filling out all of your import paperwork for your specific customs clearance needs.
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.When Do I Need a Customs Bond?

You need a customs bond when:

  • Your imports are for commercial use
  • Your imported goods are required to meet federal regulations
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.How Many Entries Does a Continuous Bond Cover?

As many shipment entries that you can fit into the 12-month period that makes up your continuous bond timeframe. You must pay at least $50,000 in coverage for these bonds, which are a no-brainer solution for those importing frequently every year. Continuous bonds also renew annually for your convenience.
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.Can You Provide Customs Clearance Services?

Of course! We are here to help you navigate the customs clearance process quickly and efficiently. Our brokers fill out import paperwork and monitor your shipments through every step of the customs clearance process.
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.Can I Get Some Help Filling Out an ISF Form?

Absolutely! Our Licensed Customs Brokers assist you with all your importing forms. It’s important to note that your continuous bond covers International Security Filing (ISF) rules when importing shipments overseas.
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.I am Importing From China, What Do I Need for Customs Clearance?

Importing from China is easy when you have customs clearance assistance that includes:

  • Arranging clearance for imported goods at your port of entry
  • Preparing for the release of imports from China
  • Working with the CBP to make sure all government taxes, fees and duties are paid
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Complete answers provided during import consultation sessions. Book an Import Expert of Licensed Customs Broker now.
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