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If you are an importer looking for a customs broker in Chicago fill out this form and one of our expert customs brokers in Chicago will contact you.
Requirements for a Customs Clearance
Freight meets marking requirements for country of origin.
Airway Bill or Bill of Lading
Customs Bond (if valued at $2500 or more)
Duty is paid
Business to Business Import Freight Management
With government regulations constantly changing it can be challenging for importers to keep up. A customs broker deals with over 40 different branches of government to obtain a customs clearance on import shipments. Businesses that import multiple containers every month can benefit from using the same customs broker for each shipment. Keeping imports consistently classified reduces shipping costs and decreases the chances of a customs inspection taking place.
Need a customs clearance for a shipment that requires special handling? Various import shipments can require additional handling instructions and paperwork filed with different government agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). To ensure a timely customs clearance, it is vital that the importer has an experienced customs broker managing all international shipments.
Want to make sure that your imported freight is covered in the event of an accident while in transit to the US? Purchasing additional cargo insurance is an option that a customs broker can offer to protect importers from financial loss due to damaged freight.