UnitedEx customs brokers who are highly-trained import professionals, specialise in Regular Air and Ocean Cargo Customs Clearing, Small Parcel Express Clearing “ECCF” section 321 & CFS Official 500 plus pages of Customs regulations and thousands of tariff items are applied to every shipment entering into the United States.
Our customs brokers are well versed in determining proper classifications and dutiable value, and are fully aware of the vast number of commodities subject to quotas.
We also perform Automated Entry Processing – our direct links with the Customs ABI program allows us to enjoy fast entry processing and cargo releases. Automated entry filing also improves compliance rates for importers through consistency of entry data.
A customs bond is a contract used for guaranteeing that a specific obligation will be fulfilled between customs and an importer for any given import transaction. The main purpose of a customs bond is to guarantee the payment of import duties and taxes. In addition, the importer will comply with these U.S. customs regulations.
There are many different types of bonds which depend upon the quantity and transactions you are involved in. There are two most common bonds for clearing basic importation and entry bonds as the following:
Single Entry Bonds – can only be used once for a particular transaction. If you do not ship often, you may consider this. Generally in an amount not less than the total entered value, plus any duties, taxes and fees.
Continuous Bonds – can be used for an annual period to cover all transactions within that year at any U.S. Customs district or port entry. It is 10% of duties, taxes and fees paid for the 12 month period. The minimum amount is $50,000.00.
In order for a broker to clear shipments on behalf of an importer which has U.S. Customs bond, the importer must provide a valid U.S. Power of Attorney and a copy of the U.S. Customs bond. We are always here to guide you through the process and assist your shipment imported into the U.S. smoothly and efficiently.