Are your products compliant to enter the US without penalties or delays?
We help to clear your cargo quickly and efficiently. Nothing is worse than the delays caused by customs. We minimize that risk by preparing all documentation on your behalf and filing with U.S. Customs Border Protection for you.
Our customs clearance service is seamless and stress-free. Our process allows you to focus on your business and let us handle the administrative regulations for you.
We can help you clear customs all over the country. Regardless of the port of entry, we’ve got you covered.
Our experienced team of customs brokers can file your Importer Security Filing for just $35.00!
Customs Border Protection requires all importers receiving ocean shipments into the United States to provide advanced shipment information before the cargo leaves its port.
Failure to file ISF can lead to costly penalties for importers. Our automated system files importer ISF on time. Automatic filing is just one of the measures we take to provide a seamless, stress-free service.
Not a U.S. resident? No problem! Our customs brokerage services help you reach the world’s largest consumer market by helping you get your products into the United States seamlessly.
Our program helps you import your products directly into the United States, while relying on us to ship your products, clear customs, and deliver your goods straight to your customers or fulfillment warehouses.
Is this your first-time importing product into the United States?
No problem, our friendly team of logistics professionals and US Customs Brokers have you covered. We will guide you through the entire process, educate you along the way, and make sure your first-time shipping is seamless and educational!
Don’t let the complexity of the unknown prevent you from growing your business. At Guided Imports, we love logistics, and we love helping others get their products shipped.
We work with you to identify your needs, define all possible logistics options, and prepare a quotation for the best methods to move your cargo and import them into the U.S. and clear it through customs.
When you ship with us, you’re not just a number; you’re a partner who relies on us to move your cargo for your business. By using Guided Imports, you are leveraging our industry experience and allowing us to take full advantage of the resources we’ve built to offer a stress-free solution.
We focus on technology-driven simplification and reliable carriers to provide a shipping service that consistently delivers on time.
When you hand your shipments over to us, you can relax and trust that our team’s top priority is ensuring a smooth and punctual transportation process.
When shipping with us, we become your trusted partner on the ground in China. By going above and beyond and fulfilling individual requests to perfect your products before they leave China, our goal is to become the business partner you can rely on.
Below is a list of additional services we can include in your quotation to make your logistics process complete:
Our service saves you time and money when working with China. We understand that doing business in China is unlike any other country. From the various factory issues to the lack of communication, the full process is not easy. Which is why we have dedicated our service to take that stress away the moment we touch your cargo.
Our service does all the heavy lifting and manages all the administration and regulation, so you don’t have to.
When we provide a delivery date, it means we are confident your goods will arrive at that time. We understand the importance of your cargo, and we work tirelessly to ensure punctuality happens.
Our North American and European owners and managers know the only way to offer a genuinely remarkable shipping experience is to promise world-class support and leverage local resources to ensure competitive rates.
We maintain strong relationships with carriers of all sizes and leverage a high annual shipping volume to keep our rates consistently low, year after year.
Get started with our logistics experts so we can provide you with a quotation today!
A customs broker is a licensed individual by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) legally allowed to represent importers when dealing with customs. A customs broker plays an essential role in the importing process by ensuring products are compliant with government rules and regulations. A customs broker can facilitate a formal entry of a product, on behalf of the importer, and arrange for clearance after the necessary duties and taxes are paid to the department of treasury.
Rules and regulations within the United States government change regularly. It is a customs broker’s job to stay up to date and follow these changes. By doing this, they can adapt to government changes as they assist in clearing your products through customs.
While some products may be exempt from import duties, most products entering the U.S. are subject to customs duty and taxes.
Each product clearing customs must obtain a harmonized tariff classification. This classification will assist in identifying the duty and taxes that must be paid.
A customs bond is a contract signed between three parties; the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a surety, and an importer. This contract ensures that all duty and taxes owed to the U.S. government will be paid by the importer.
Anyone who is importing into the U.S. must sign this contract before their products may clear customs.
The reason the U.S. government requires this is to assure that the importer will pay the duty and taxes owed.
Anytime you are importing goods into the United States, and the shipment is valued higher than $2,500, you must formally clear your products. When shipping cargo by air express, and using couriers such as DHL, FedEx, and UPS, these couriers assist with customs clearance on your behalf; therefore, you don’t need to clear customs on your own.
We recommend, anytime you are importing products with a value higher than $2,500, that you use a customs broker to assist in the clearance. Since customs broker ensure filings are correct, using a customs broker will save importers from endless delay, stiff penalties, and seized cargo.
Generally, when shipping via air express, the courier offers its own customs brokerage services. The benefit of these services is it remains seamless.
Our suggestion to customers when shipping air express is to rely on the courier’s broker.
In most instances, our brokerage fee is determined by the total value of the imported cargo; however, we offer set costs for specific scenarios.