Customs Brokerage

Customs Brokerage

Optimize your supply chain by working with an experienced Customs broker you can trust to be accurate, efficient, and dedicated to your success.

Customs Entry Services

Inaccurate entry filings are costly. To make sure shipments are cleared through Customs correctly, importers rely on their Customs broker to be an expert on Customs regulations, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Free Trade Agreements, and any other factors that affect the importation of your goods.

C J International can provide all entry filing services with U.S. Customs for import shipments, including:

  • Calculation of duties, fees, and taxes
  • ISF filings for ocean shipments
  • Providing CBP with statistical data
  • Filing necessary documentation for all relevant Partner Government Agencies (PGAs)

Duty Drawback

Through the U.S. Duty Drawback program, shippers can receive up to a 99% refund of applicable duties, taxes, and fees on eligible goods that are exported or destroyed after importation.

C J International has specialized knowledge of duty drawback and can help guide you in processing all types of drawback entries, as drawback is the most complex program CBP offers.

Reconciliation

If you cannot provide all required information at the time of your entry, C J can help you file a Reconciliation entry at a later date to provide the final and correct information.

Entry Bonds

Import entries valued over $2500 must be accompanied by evidence that a Customs bond has been posted with CBP.

You can choose to purchase a Single-entry bond or a Continuous bond — we can help you determine which Customs bond is right for your shipments, as well as file your bond application with U.S. Customs.

Domestic Transportation

C J works with a network of trusted carriers and can arrange pick-up and delivery of your freight from the port of entry to a warehouse or its final destination.

Compliance Audits

To help you demonstrate “reasonable care,” C J’s Chief Compliance Officer will conduct a mock audit to test your readiness in the event of an actual Customs audit and make recommendations for improvement. This includes import, export, and accounting forensics.

Cargo Insurance

International carriers have limited liability for losses, and you cannot depend on carrier reimbursement alone if your freight is subject to a general average, or damaged or lost in transit. We can provide all-risk, door-to-door coverage for damage or loss.

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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. A Continuous Bond (also known as an Annual Bond) is almost always the most cost-effective option, especially because a Continuous Bond also fulfills an importer’s obligations to have an Importer Security Filing (ISF) bond on file.

How do I know if my shipments are eligible for a duty refund?

Due to the complexity of the duty drawback program, we recommend working with a broker who can help you determine if your shipments are eligible, and what the process for filing a claim will involve. However, you should be familiar with the primary types of duty drawback, and the 5-year statutory period for filing duty drawback claims.

Main types of Drawback: Manufacturing Drawback, Unused Merchandise, Rejected Merchandise Drawback, and Same Condition Drawback under USMCA.
Claims must be filed within 5 years of the date the goods were imported.

What is a Foreign Trade Zone?

A Foreign Trade Zone is a designated area within the United States that is treated by Customs as if it is outside of the United States. By allowing merchandise to be entered into a Zone free of duty, and allowing manufacturing processes to transform that merchandise, an FTZ can provide many opportunities for tariff and tax relief.

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