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Expert tips on smarter shipping between the U.S. and Eastern Europe, including shipping of heavy goods.

Avoid these six pitfalls in the customs clearance process

I.C.E. Transport | Jul 8, 2021 8:56:20 AM | Customs clearance

 

When you import goods into the US, the customs clearance process could be painless. With electronic transactions, and a professional customs broker to get the job done, your cargo should usually enter the country without trouble.

But some unlucky importers make mistakes that cost them time and/or money, or may even get them into legal hot water. Here are six common pitfalls to avoid.

 

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Understanding customs brokerage services

I.C.E. Transport | Jun 15, 2021 7:30:00 AM | Customs clearance

No law says you have to hire a customs broker to help you clear imports into the US. But a smart importer, whether large or small, usually engages with an expert for customs brokerage services.

Here’s how a licensed broker can help you clear shipments quickly through US Customs, keep you compliant with all regulations and help you avoid costly mistakes.

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How much does customs clearance cost?

I.C.E. Transport | May 27, 2021 7:30:00 AM | Customs clearance

 

When you bring goods into the US, of course you expect to pay for transportation. But as you plan an import, remember that it also costs money to clear the cargo through US Customs, even when the product isn’t subject to any duties.

How much does customs clearance cost? As with so much in life, it depends.

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