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Import Compliance Services
Import your goods with Confidence
If you conduct business overseas, you understand the importance of having a good relationship with U.S. customs. You want all of your shipments to make it to the intended recipients in the fastest time possible as well as receive imported items at your business in a reasonable amount of time.
Accomplishing successful import logistics means staying informed on current import laws and how they affect your business. EWC employees keep up with the latest news and industry changes to better serve you. Contact Expedited World Cargo for guidance on import compliance issues and to make sure you understand what is expected of your company and those you conduct business with regarding imported goods. As a C–TPAT certified freight forwarder, we offer training programs to help explain the intricacies of import regulations and get everyone on the same page.
Government Agencies Involved
Importing goods is not just reviewed by U.S. Customs. Several other government entities may be involved depending on the type of shipment and method of transit. Navigating the complicated government agencies that want import information takes some skill, and EWC has the expertise and commitment to help. We know which agencies will need documentation based on what items are being imported and will work with the shipper to ensure that import compliance is met. Some of the government agencies affecting import compliance include:
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- U.S. Department of Defense
- The Federal Trade Commission
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Transportation Security Administration
Our goal is to never let any of your valuable assets be delayed because of import regulations involving documentation or classification. EWC’s expertise translates to fewer shipment delays and reduced risk of penalties for its customers. Consult with EWC from the start to expedite customs clearances and help make your import process more smooth and streamlined.
In addition to helping prepare your shipments for proper import compliance, EWC has in-house U. S. licensed Customs Brokers. Our licensed customs brokers manage the complex import regulations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other government agencies and can also help with additional services, including:
- Import Entry Processing
- Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)
- Automated Clearing House (ACH)
- Customs HTS Classifications Consulting
- Consulting on all Customs Regulations
Holding a National Permit allows us to clear your merchandise in any U.S. Port via remote filing (RLF). This valuable service ensures that your items import according to import regulations and make it out of U.S. Customs in a timely manner without a representative from your company needing to take the time to be present upon arrival in the U.S.
Tasked With National Security
Since the events of 9/11, items that are imported into the U.S. have been under more scrutiny than ever before. The 9/11 Act of 2007 put special export and import regulations in place that effect shipping. EWC fully supports these regulations as we feel that they are vital to national security. We do our part to maintain export and import compliance as part of the security measures the government has requested in order to keep the U.S. safe. Some of the responsibilities we take on include:
- Preventing the unauthorized introduction of explosives into cargo in air commerce
- Preventing unauthorized export of arms, high technology and related items from being sent to another country that could use it against the U.S.
- Providing a secure and safe global supply chain as a C-TPAT certified forwarder
Expedited World Cargo believes that we are at the front line of national security and need to be the eyes and ears of our industry. By analyzing the items that are imported and exported in the shipments that we represent, we are able to detect items that may be dangerous long before a government agency may spot it. Export and import compliance is a responsibility that we take seriously and one that translates into our commitment to keeping a watchful eye on all of your cargo.