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Your Customs and Import Questions, Answered!

Whether you are importing for commercial sale or transporting pets, automobiles, or personal goods, customs clearance can be confusing and difficult.

USA Customs Clearance, powered by AFC International, is a licensed customs broker serving customers worldwide. If your import is a business investment, a personal heirloom, or even a furry member of the family - we have the answers to your specific need.

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Import and Customs Consulting

You need advice and guidance you can count on. Import and customs regulations can be confusing and difficult to understand. It's always best to seek advice from professionals when you are unsure about your import. We have helped countless customers from around the globe with their specific import needs and commodities:

Diamond Imports

The US imported more than $20 Billion in diamonds last year.

Pets/Live Animals

The US imports more than one million dogs, annually.

Infant and Toddler Wear Imports

Imports for children's clothing is valued at more than $18 Billion annually.

Wood Imports

The US imports nearly $20 Million of many types of woods, annually.

Motorcyles and Automobiles

The US Imports $200+ Billion annually in value of motorcycles and cars.

Personal Protective Equipment

During the pandemic of 2020, more than $25 Million of PPE was imported.

Personal Goods

Personal effects import info is difficult to find - We have the answers. 


More than $20B in value of toys, dolls and games are imported annually to US.

Medical Imports

The US Imports $50+ Billion of medical devices alone, annually. 


The US is the largest importer of fashion - more than $105 Billion, annually.

Food Imports

The US imports more than $130B in food, annually.


More than $200 Billion in metals and minerals are imported to US, annually.

Auto Parts

The US Imports more than $145 Billion in auto parts, annually.

Much, Much More!

Our expertise in import and customs is unparalleled.

Our Consulting Session Process

We are committed to assisting you fully with your import and customs needs. We identify the necessary paperwork, regulations, and procedures to ensure a smooth and positive import experience. Before our consulting discussions begin we provide a pre-conference questionnaire to help you plan your session and get the most out of it.

We have Licensed Customs Brokers ready to support your needs. We offer a single licensed session and for regular importers we have an option for a monthly retainer for businesses needing on-going import and customs support.

Why trust your freight to anyone else? Get sound advice from people you can trust and that can assist you with your specific situation.

Consulting Sessions Can Include:

Tariff Information
Duty Fees
Required Forms
FDA Regulations
Ocean or Air Transportation Options
Customs Clearance
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Imports for commercial sale in the US

Many of our customers are supply chain and import specialists for various companies. Some work with large online retailers like Amazon and leverage Alibaba or other wholesale services to buy products and import them into the US for resale. 
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B2B Experts

Many of our customers have started their own online presence in order to reduce costs and risks associated with being determined a non-essential business during times of crisis. Many of these businesses saw a steep decline in sales and had limited options for storing and distributing products during the pandemic.
USA Customs Clearance assists our B2B customers with planning strategies for success regardless of the economic climate. Leveraging our partnerships with our sister companies, we can support all of your import and customs needs as well as fulfillment, distribution, and transportation demands.

We Know What's Important

Your inventory is your livelihood, don't let it be impacted. Work with a company you can trust and where your interests are protected.

Don't get left out - talk to a licensed or expert customs professional, today!

Getting your freight transported

Ocean and Air options
If you haven't made plans for the physical shipment of your products, our team of experts can support you with transportation solutions. Our sister company, R+L Global can provide you with a port to port quote, US domestic ground shipping, warehousing, and even fulfillment and distribution services.
We have specialists that can get your cargo transported via ocean or expedited with air options.

We are your one-stop shop for all of your importing needs.
Air Expedited Imports

Your Freight Is Stuck In Customs!

Did you know that between 50,000 to 60,000 US Customs trade seizures occur, on average, each year? That's more than $1 Billion in inventory value. You can't afford to have your cargo caught in customs. We're here to help! We have the answers!

Is your freight caught in US Customs? Do you need help with customs clearance? We can help.
Stuck In Customs
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Importing personal goods or animals

We help people every day with their questions concerning personal goods and animal imports into the US. USA Customs Clearance, powered by AFC International, LLC can provide information, guidance, and company contacts for those who physically transport these types of commodities.

Personal goods for personal use do not require a customs bond, however, many people consult with us on how to get their goods transported into or out of the US. Our licensed and expert professionals can provide you with specific information to help you find providers for your specific needs.

You have probably done a lot of research and found that it is difficult to get all of the information you need in one place. We are happy to be the leading provider of information and support for these types of transports. 

Importing a dog or other animal and need help understanding the regulations and processes? Need specific information pertaining to a state's requirements? We have the answers.

Importing goods for personal use in the US? Moving in or out of the US? We have you covered. Contact us today!
Importing Dogs For Commercial Resale
Personal Goods Imports
Customs Support Team

Your time is valuable, so hire the Licensed Customs Experts

We know how difficult it is to find up-to-date and quality information pertaining to US customs and imports that is easy to follow and work from. USA Customs Clearance, powered by AFC International, LLC has a team of Licensed and Expert Customs Brokerage consultants to support you with your unique situation.

Meet Our Customs Team

Paul G. - Licensed Customs Broker

Paul G.

Licensed Customs Broker
Paul is a Licensed Customs Broker with over 25 years of experience assisting importers with various aspects of customs clearance. His areas of expertise include tariff classification, duty drawback, regulation compliance, and more...
Linda D. - Licensed Customs Broker

Linda D.

Licensed Customs Broker
With over 30 years of business and import experience, Linda is a valuable asset for companies looking to optimize their import operations. In addition to being a Licensed Customs Broker in the U.S., Linda is also a Qualified...
Jonathan H. - Expert Customs Professional

Jonathan H.

Expert Customs Consultant
Jonathan currently serves as a Customs Consulting and Compliance Specialist. Most of the time, Jonathan works with new importers on CBP and OGA regulations. He is also experienced in completing entry...
Athena G. - Expert Customs Professional

Athena G.

Expert Customs Consultant
With over 17 years of experience in logistics, international trade, and customer service, Athena serves clients by helping them understand the Customs and importing process. From required documentation for... 
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Customs and Import Consulting Options

USA Customs Clearance, powered by AFC International, LLC, provides three consulting options to best suit your unique and particular needs. Check out our options and select the one that best fits your situation:


$249 1/2 hour

Best Suited For Commercial
Calculate Import Fees/Duties
Assist With Documents
Support With Customs Clearance


Billed Annually


Best For Regular Importers
Support From A Licensed Broker
30 Minutes/Month
Addt'l Discounted Minutes Available
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Customs and Import Frequently Asked Questions

We know you may still have questions. Here, we provide you with some of the most common questions we are asked by our site visitors and potential customs consulting customers. If you don't find your question and answer here, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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.

After I Buy My Bond, When Will I Get It?

You should receive your bond within one business day from the time you submit your application. Your application is the first part of the process after you buy your bond. It is recommended you submit this to us as quickly as possible so we can process it.

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.

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.

Can You Help Me With Transporting My Freight?

Absolutely! USA Customs Clearance, powered by AFC International, can handle the entire import and transportation processes 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

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

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, assist with ISF, and get the facts you need to get your shipment through customs and across the border.

We also offer an annual consulting option for regular importers to ensure you get the service you need and when you need it.

Why Is My Freight Caught 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.

I Hear The Bond Application Is Lengthy And Difficult To Fill Out. Can You Fill It Out?

Yes. Our consulting solution can be used to have us fill out the lengthy, comprehensive bond application. Many of our customers use this service for just that purpose!

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.

I Bought My Bond Somewhere Else, Can You Help Move My Freight?

Absolutely. USA Customs Clearance, powered by AFC International, offers both value-added customs brokerage services that include 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.

Can You Tell Me The Total Cost Of My Import?

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. Our Licensed Customs Broker Consulting Session includes this service.

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.

I Am Looking For A Manufacturer Overseas, Can You Help?

Our Licensed Customs Brokers have a wealth of information regarding various manufacturers. While we don't make assertions or recommendations on the viability, quality, or efficacy of these manufacturers, we can provide a list for you to vet yourself for your specific needs as a part of our consulting sessions.