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Import & Export Clearance

Charter brokers are customs clearance experts with detailed knowledge of import and export requirements, an expertise we make available to our clients

Custom Clearance Services

Charter Brokerage is the authority on customs clearance services. Charter works with its clients to review and understand business operations so that we can determine the tariff status of goods in advance of shipment. At Charter Brokerage our experts confirm tariff classification, customs appraisement, country of origin, eligibility for entry under free-trade agreements or special duty programs, and the application of anti-dumping or countervailing duty orders, among all other customs requirements. This process allows our brokers to determine the correct amount of duties, taxes and fees payable on imports while facilitating the prompt and efficient import and export clearance of goods. It also helps in identifying potential duty drawback recoveries.

Charter clears import and export shipments at all ports in the United States and Canada. Charter was among the first licensed customs clearance brokers to participate in the Remote Location Filing Program. Our custom clearance services are the best solution because it provides results before goods even ship.

Other Government Agency Requirements

In addition to the customs laws and regulations, importers must understand and comply with the requirements of other government agencies (OGA’s), including (but not limited to): The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Agriculture (USDA), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); US Fish and Wildlife (F&W), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Charter’s experts have detailed knowledge of all OGA requirements as they relate to imports and exports and makes that global trade service expertise available to our clients.

Compliance Transparency

Proprietary software allows flexibility for changes, and provides clients with transparency for all their needs.

Client Web Portal is Charter’s automated, Web-based system designed to collect, maintain and report the data and documentation we compile and/or prepare for our clients. this state-of-the-art system allows clients to track the status of transactions, download and analyze import, export, FTZ and other customs related transactional data and access electronic copies of all documents. Client Web Portal maintains and makes data available at a detailed level not available on other systems. The seamless interface of data and documents is a powerful tool that provides a fast, efficient, real-time review of all your transactions.

In addition to data collection, storage and reporting, the Client Web Portal system maintains electronic images of all customs and commercial documents, and thereby creates permanent electronic files. This feature is important to our clients in meeting their record keeping obligations.

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