Documents needed for clearing freight through U.S. Customs

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Importing goods into the United States can be a complicated process, especially when it comes to navigating the requirements for clearing customs. One of the most important parts of this process is ensuring that you have all the necessary documents in order to clear goods through U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Understanding the U.S […]

Customs Clearance Facts

Cleared and Delivered is a licensed customs broker that can clear your imports through any port in the United States. We streamline the clearance and delivery process on behalf of companies large and small. A customs broker is a valuable partner in the workings of any import intensive business. The customs broker has the legal […]

HMF-Harbor Maintenance Fee for Ocean Imports to USA

What Is The Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF) The main purpose of the Harbor Maintenance Fee is to help cover the costs of maintaining the Ocean Ports of the United States.¬†Funds taken from the HMF fee are used for the Harbor Maintenance Fund which is controlled and distributed by Congress. According to the US Customs and […]

Documents for Clearing Freight

Cleared and Delivered suggests being well prepared before clearing your goods through a U.S port. Below are 4 “must have” items for quick and easy customs clearance and delivery 1. The Commercial Invoice Have a detailed Commercial Invoice on hand-The Commercial Invoice (link) contains a vast amount of detailed information about your product, it’s manufacturer, […]

Duty-who is responsible for paying it?

The importer of record is responsible for paying duty. The seller of the goods cannot pay duty in advance. Be leery of sellers who claim duty on your purchase will be prepaid. Cleared and Delivered may pay duty on your behalf as part of their services in clearing your goods when they arrive in the […]

What is the harmonized tariff schedule?

The United States International Trade Commission, Office of Tariff Affairs and Trade Agreements is responsible for publishing the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS). The U.S. Customs Service is responsible for administering the tariff and for processing import entries. The HTS provides the applicable tariff rates and statistical categories for all merchandise imported […]

Customs Clearance Facts

Cleared and Delivered is a licensed customs broker that can clear your imports through any port in the United States. We streamline the clearance and delivery process on behalf of companies large and small. A customs broker is a valuable partner in the workings of any import intensive business. The customs broker has the legal […]