Streamline your import process, save time and money
As a new importer, it is vital that you avoid potential problems at the border by familiarizing yourself with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) protocols, policies, and procedures. You must also be fully aware of any other entry requirements pertaining to your imports as they may be subject to scrutiny from other government agencies like the Food and Drug Administration.
Someone new to this process has many things to consider. If problems arise when clearing your merchandise through customs, it will likely cost you valuable time and money. The best way to avoid common border pitfalls is to understand import compliance and take proactive steps, before problems become setbacks.
For many new importers, the most efficient and affordable way to avoid border clearance is to work with a professional customs broker, such as Transmark Customs Brokers. We can help you save time and money with our proven approach to the import process, based on decades of real-world industry experience. Our scalable approach to customs consulting ensures a new importer meets critical deadlines, avoids hassles, and reinforces your bottom line.
Does a new importer really need a customs broker?
While the delivery of your merchandise into the United States is your primary goal, there is far more to this process than you might realize. Your imports must comply with a long list of regulations from one or more government agencies. If your merchandise is flagged for physical inspection because of incorrect classification or some other reason, it will have a direct and significant impact on your timeline and ability to do business.
A Transmark Customs Brokers expert will help you navigate these complex waters to ensure regulatory compliance, while seeking ways to lower your duty burden. By digging deeply into the nature of your enterprise, we help you learn what you don't already know. Your imports will clear customs faster and more reliably. If an unexpected problem were to arise, you will have our team of import experts working diligently to ensure it is merely a speed bump instead of a roadblock.
Your merchandise clears customs faster because we understand the Automated Commercial Environment
The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is the electronic system used by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to ensure border security and streamline their workflow, providing you with more rapid customs clearance. This system is your connection to all government agencies that oversee imports, which is why experience with it is so vital to your import and customs process.
You will find that our experienced customs brokers are fluent with the ACE system and can ensure that all import documentation is completed accurately and submitted on time. Best of all, you get updates on the progress of your customs clearances in real time to ensure your shipment will be received on schedule.
Reliable product classification significantly reduces the risk of physical inspection
Every item that is imported into the United States from a foreign country must be classified according to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated (HTSUSA). Duty is assessed based on these classifications, so if your merchandise were incorrectly classified, it could trigger a physical inspection. This process is costly and time consuming; your goal is to ensure every import is classified correctly before it is shipped.
The classification process is complex. Consider the fact that the HTSA manual is the size of a large encyclopedia. You quickly understand how this process becomes cumbersome for new business owners.
You do not have to worry about product classification when you work with the experienced team at Transmark Customs Brokers. As experts of the classification system, we ensure that your products clear customs on time and meet all critical deadlines. You never have to worry about border delays costing you a fortune, because of an entirely avoidable mistake.
We help new importers ensure the integrity of their enterprise
Business owners have enough on their plates without having to worry about the complicated import process. Eliminate the risk of costly mistakes. Let us focus on the details of your import shipments, while providing you with customs consulting that bolsters your bottom line.
Partnering with our team allows you to remain focused on the day-to-day operations of your business. We handle every aspect of the import process from shipment to destination.
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