Imports to the United States

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From customs registration to import documents, Freight Right handles all steps to ease your experience as an importer to the United States.

What are Imports?

Imports are any goods, resources, or services that producers in one country sell to consumers in another country. Most of these goods and services require documentation, licenses, or permits to be cleared for importation into the United States. Freight Right’s experienced logisticians have all tools and resources necessary to streamline your import process to the United States.

Customs Brokerage Services

Freight Right’s in-house Customs Brokers are equipped with extensive knowledge in complex international regulatory requirements. They are licensed, regulated, and empowered by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assist importers meet Federal requirements when bringing in foreign goods to the U.S. for sales. 

They oversee an array of operations, including paperwork and filing, monitoring international shipments and deliveries, coding goods, and handling the imports on your behalf. 

 

Freight Right’s customs brokerage services

Customs clearance with formal entryState requirement compliance
Arrange import documentsAssess commercial documents
Verification of declarations Obtain local licenses and permits 
HTSUS classification of goods Arrange and hand-deliver ATA Carnet packages

  

Import Document Preparation

Any time a shipment reaches the United States, the owner, purchaser, or importer of record (licensed customs broker) must file entry documents of the goods with the port of entry within 15 calendar days. Some of these entry documents are: 

Entry manifestCommercial Invoice or Pro Forma Invoice
Evidence of right to make entryPGA form
A packing listCommercial Invoice

  

Common Licenses / Permits for Import 

In addition to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), there are also designated Partner Government Agencies (PGA) that regulate imported goods. In order to import PGA-regulated products, you must follow the regulations of each administration or commission, and provide appropriate documentation for each industry. 

Some of the highly-monitored partner government agencies are: 

FDA: Food and Drug Administration
USDA: United States Department of Agriculture
CPSC: Consumer Product Safety Commission
USDA: United States Department of Agriculture 

   

Freight Right’s customs brokers and logisticians will assess the PGA regulatory needs of your goods and will compile the appropriate documentation for importing these products into the United States.

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