How EMO Trans Can Make the Customs Process Easier
Customs brokers provide numerous services to importers throughout the customs clearance process. At Emo Trans, we provide customs brokerage services in the USA to make the import process easier and less time-consuming for your business.
We perform the following in the course of these services:
Offering Consulting Opportunities
Consulting sessions are among the simplest but most valuable services our customs brokers can provide. During a session, you can ask our brokers any questions related to shipping goods internationally. They will take the time to thoroughly explain their answers to your questions and help you through the entire import process. During your session, our brokers may also ask you questions so they can better understand your business and shipping needs.
One of the goals of our United States customs brokerage services is to provide a collaborator who understands a business’s specific needs. If you are new to importing, there is a chance that various aspects of the process are unknown or unfamiliar to you. By asking questions, our brokers will be able to determine potential issues and work with you to create effective solutions.
There are numerous documents you must complete when importing goods into the country. Ensuring you file all documents correctly and accurately can be intimidating for first-time importers. Our customs brokers can ease this difficulty by completing the paperwork for you or helping you complete the documents yourself.
Some of the documents our team can assist you with include the following:
You may need to complete additional paperwork depending on the goods coming into the country. For example, importing hazardous materials may require separate documentation.
Certain documents, such as packing lists or commercial invoices, also require descriptions of your goods. While writing out descriptions of your products may seem easy, you must use specific wording to ensure your paperwork passes through customs without any issues. Our custom brokers know the correct language to use when completing these documents and what details to include so customs can easily read and file your paperwork.
Paying Duties on Time
Most import items have duty fees attached to them. Failing to pay duty fees on time can cause customs to hold your goods until you pay the required amount. Partnering with a customs broker can ensure you make timely payments so your shipment can pass through customs without any issues.
Instead of making payments directly to customs, you will submit your fee paperwork to your customs broker, who will then submit your payment to customs on your behalf. By paying your fees this way, you can guarantee you will pay your dues on time and prevent customs from holding up your goods.
Finding the Correct Harmonized Tariff Schedule Code
The United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) aids in identifying taxes on certain items imported into the country. If you don’t apply the correct HTS code to your import, you may pay more taxes than necessary.
Our customs brokers must take tests to verify their HTS knowledge to become licensed. Their extensive expertise makes them an excellent resource for quickly and correctly identifying which codes correspond with your specific import.