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For over 35 years, C J International has brought personalized care and applied expertise to our clients’ supply chains. Our goal is to build a long-lasting partnership with you as a shipper, through our comprehensive services and dedication to your success.
You’re an expert on your business—you can rely on us to be the experts on Customs regulations, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Partner Government Agencies, and other elements that affect the importation of your product.
From booking your freight to arranging delivery to the final destination, C J provides the import and export services you need for an efficient and resilient supply chain.
We’re passionate about understanding your business, your people, and your goals. We believe in giving you the knowledge you need to make informed decisions, and optimizing your supply chain to minimize costs and increase efficiency. You will always have a knowledgeable and accessible point of contact dedicated to understanding every nuance of your account.
C J maintains a high level of expertise, with over 20% of our logistics team members being licensed Customs brokers. Our team stays on top of industry trends and education, sharing that information with you and continually applying our hands-on experience in the logistics world to make sure your shipments are well taken care of.
We want to partner in your success. In order to do that well, we offer end-to-end logistics solutions, including valuable services for after your shipment’s completion — like Duty Drawback filings, Reconciliation entries, and Compliance Audits. As a full-service Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder, C J has the tools to handle your supply chain from start to finish.
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Why do I have to report my shipment to CBP?
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the federal agency responsible for preventing illegal products from entering the country and collecting duties due on legal products entering the country. No product can enter the United States without the permission of CBP. CBP is the largest federal law enforcement agency in the United States and is an agency of the Department of Homeland Security.
Are my shipments subject to any other government agencies?
Possibly. It mostly depends on what you are importing. There are several Partner Government Agencies (PGA) that coordinate with Customs and Border Protection to carry out the individual missions of those agencies. As your licensed Customs Broker, C J will review all the products that you import, and will help you determine if they are subject to the regulations of any PGA’s.
Why do I need a Customs Bond?
A Customs Bond is an insurance policy that guarantees the payment of all duties and taxes due to CBP on an import shipment. All import entries valued over $2500 must be accompanied by evidence that a bond has been posted with CBP to cover any potential duties, taxes, and charges that may accrue. An importer can choose to purchase a Single-entry bond or a Continuous bond. A Continuous Bond (also known as an Annual Bond) is almost always the most cost-effective option, especially because it also fulfills an importer’s obligations to have an Importer Security Filing (ISF) bond on file. C J can help you determine which kind of bond is best for your company, and get your bond posted with CBP.
What is Duty Drawback?
Duty Drawback is a refund (up to 99%) of duties, taxes, and fees on eligible merchandise that is exported or destroyed within 5 years of importation into the United States. It is an underutilized opportunity to save claimants thousands of dollars, with upwards of 2 billion dollars going unclaimed annually. C J International has specialized knowledge of duty drawback and can help you discover if your company is eligible for the program, as well as guide you in processing your drawback entries.
What are Incoterms®?
International Commercial terms (“Incoterms®” for short) are a set of three-letter standard trade terms used in international contracts for the sale of goods. Incoterms are widely used in international and domestic commercial transactions, and are essential to understand prior to a shipment. Which terms you and your seller/buyer agree upon will define the responsibilities each party has for the delivery of goods under sales contracts.
The Incoterms® Rules are protected by copyright owned by ICC. Further information on the Incoterms® Rules may be obtained from the ICC website iccwbo.org.
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You shouldn’t have to take our word for it! Read what our clients are saying about our services and their experience with our team.
“The support and service that I have received from C J over the last 12+ years has been second to none. It is a warm welcome to a buyer when you can trust that a supplier, like C J, will handle all the details and deliver on their word. Especially in a marketplace like we have today. Can’t imagine my professional life without them.” Michael Etchison | Purchasing | Lawler Manufacturing Co., Inc
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