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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
.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.
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.
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.
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.
.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