Freightclear Frequently Asked Questions about Importing to the USA

Frequently asked questions about customs brokerage and the importing to USA process.

I have never imported before, is it difficult?

Yes and No, importing is difficult if you don’t use a professional customs broker. Freightclear makes imports simple by streamlining the process and doing all the work for you. Thus, people who use Freightclear find importing surprisingly easy and affordable. 

Do I need to have a license to import products?

No, but you do need to use a licensed Customs broker. Freightclear is a service provided by a licensed customs broker and freight forwarder who can easily clear your freight and deliver it to its ultimate destination.

What USA ports and airports does Freightclear service?

Freightclear is licensed to clear shipments through ALL USA international airports & Sea Ports. We are licensed to clear goods anywhere within the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii. We are hooked up to the US Customs EDI program which enables remote customs entry to any port. We are able to handle all imports coming into the USA and deliver them to their final destination.

What is a customs broker and what do they do?

Customs brokers are licensed to act as agents for commercial companies importing goods to the USA. Customs brokers provide release instructions to US Customs as well as other government departments to permit the flow of imported goods. Customs brokers classify the goods according to the current US Tariff to apply duties and taxes owing to US Customs. With the constantly changing rules and regulations, employing a customs broker makes good business sense.

Does Freightclear offer last mile delivery within USA?

Yes, we offer last mile delivery trucking, port to door, airport to door and drayage services nationwide  Ask your freightclear import agent for ocean port, airport pickups and last mile delivery of your goods to the final destination.

What is Importer Security Filing ( ISF 10+2) ?

Importer Security Filing, or ISF Filing, is a mandatory program instituted by U.S. Customs to add an extra layer of security and accountability to imports coming into the United States. In basic terms, an ISF Filing informs US Customs who is importing goods, who is shipping the goods, and what the goods are, before the shipment enters the United States. At World Class Shipping,

Importer Security Filing (ISF 10+2) is fast and easy. Just fill out the application form and let our agents guide you through the process.