Within our company, we maintain experts with complete knowledge of many other government agency requirements, such as Food & Drug Administration (FDA), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Fish & Wildlife, and many others.
Remote Location Filing
American Cargo Express is proud to hold a US Homeland Security National Permit, making us eligible for Remote Location Filing anywhere in the USA. Contact your local ACE office to discuss if you are eligible to participate in this program.
American Cargo Express offers weekly express service from all major US points and ports to most global destinations. We offer complete nationwide coverage for all import ports in the USA. Learn more...
Our customs brokers are highly-trained import professionals, licensed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, possessing a thorough knowledge of tariff schedules and Customs regulations. For every shipment entering the United States there is an official greeting: 500 pages of Customs regulations and thousands of tariff items. Our customs brokers are well versed in determining proper classifications and dutiable value, and are fully aware of the vast number of commodities subject to quotas.
We also perform Automated Entry Processing - Our direct links with the Customs ABI program allows us to enjoy fast entry processing and cargo releases. Automated entry filing also improves compliance rates for importers through consistency of entry data.
US Customs Bonds
A customs bond operates as a guarantee to the US government that any particular importer will abide by every law and regulation that governs importation of merchandise into the US. Customs requires a bond be posted for EVERY import entering into this country. An importer has the responsibility to make their goods available to US Customs for inspection if necessary. This could be for a variety of reasons, such as to ensure proper labeling and packaging. Sometimes transaction records need to be made available for auditing to ensure sufficient duties and fees have been paid. The US Customs Bond is a guarantee that the importer will comply with these U.S. customs regulations.
The most commonly used customs bond is a basic importation and entry bond. This type covers the entry of goods for immediate delivery, consumption, temporary import, warehouse entry and withdrawals. Depending on your needs, an importer can apply for a single transaction customs bond or a continuous customs bond. If you do not ship often, perhaps the single option is better. However, a continuous customs bond remains in force for one year and covers transactions at any U.S. Customs district or port.
In order for a broker to clear shipments on behalf of an importer, using the importer's own U.S. Customs bond, the importer must provide the broker with a valid U.S. Power of Attorney and a copy of the U.S. customs bond. We are always there to guide you through this process and help give your import shipment an efficient entry into the U.S
Every year the regulations regarding the importation of goods into the United States can change. Increasingly businesses find the need to compete in the global economy. Profits can be made or lost depending on poor classification of incoming merchandise. We have experts on staff to make sure each entry has been done with the right classification and thereby maximize your potential profit margin. Our U.S. Customs specialists can also determine if there are any special duty free programs, such as section 321, that may be available for imported cargo.
Our vast knowledge of the HTS can even assist your product development division in what is the best direction to take. Certain materials may be better than others. Our consulting services can assist and prepare for binding rulings and protest assistance.
We offer a variety of useful reports, such as Landed Duty Paid Reporting, that allow our customers to review and determine their exact costing structures.
Trying to schedule a shipment but having a little trouble calculating the necessary dimensions and chargeable weights?
Shipping with American Cargo Express has many benefits:
Duty draw back offers a refund for all, or more likely, some of any import duty paid on imported products that were used to make an exported product or were in themselves re-exported after entry. For example, duty may be refunded on raw materials that are used on goods locally made for eventual export. This program is in place to promote and make our products favorably compete in foreign market. Our drawback specialists handle all aspects of drawback claims from recordkeeping to electronic filing of claims and expedited refunds.
Automated Clearing House (ACH) is the name of an electronic network for financial transactions established within the US. The rules and regulations which govern the ACH network are established by NACHA-The Electronic Payments Association, and the Federal Reserve. Many businesses are increasingly using ACH to collect from customers online, rather than accepting credit or debit cards or simply waiting for checks as they have done in the past.