We can provide complete Customs clearance of your goods along with interfacing with other Government agencies concerned with your shipment. We handle the formal document requirements for entry of your goods and navigate the bureaucratic maze to facilitate the release and delivery of your imported cargo.
We offer a variety of services to include door-to-door delivery of your imported cargo. We can provide complete transportation services from your supplier's door to your own. With representation in most major cities around the globe, we can tailor a program to meet your transportation needs...at competitive prices.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE CONSULTING:
Customs & Border Protection has placed a tremendous burden on Importers to comply with all rules and regulations that govern the importation of your goods. We can consult with you on issues of compliance to keep you in good standing with Customs. We can also provide professional advice on many issues facing you as you import into the United States. You can enjoy going into the transaction with informed compliance.
Prior to establishing an import program, or refining your existing one, we recommend that you review your needs with ROBERT F. BARNES CUSTOMS BROKERS. Our knowledgeable personnel can advise and assist you in producing a trouble-free import program, both in transportation and expedited delivery of your goods, and in complying with the requirements and review by government agencies.
ELECTRONIC CUSTOMS FILINGS:
ROBERT F. BARNES CUSTOMS BROKERS is a full-service automated customs broker. From ISF "10+2" filing, selectivity processing, customs entry summary (all types), ACH payment processing, Periodic Monthly Statement processing for eligible importers, including other government agency filings such as Food & Drug, including Anti-Bio Terrorism Prior Notification, DOT, FCC filings, USDA, CPSC, etc. Additionally, electronic filing extensions, protests, and customs rulings are all available. These processes expedite the release of cargo, and permit the timely payment of customs duties.
By law, importers are required to maintain certain records for a period of five years. These records must be readily available for U.S. Customs compliance audits. ROBERT F. BARNES CUSTOMS BROKERS can assist the importer in identifying needed records and in being prepared when Customs calls.
TRANSPORT TO THE UNITED STATES:
A network of agents both in the U.S. and world-wide, enables ROBERT F. BARNES CUSTOMS BROKERS to arrange transportation from anywhere in the world to any destination in the United States. We provide very competitive transport pricing to enable our importers to have the best total costs available.
More than forty U.S. government agencies have interest in the admissibility of foreign goods and services into U.S. markets. Importers can incur serious penalties if proper releases are not obtained. ROBERT F. BARNES CUSTOMS BROKERS properly handles your clearances by identifying agency requirements and securing the proper releases.
Because we maintain excellent contacts with marine underwriters, ROBERT F. BARNES CUSTOMS BROKERS can provide the insurance requirements for cargo transport between the U.S. and any legally accessable location worldwide at very competitive prices. There are many potential advantages of our arrangements. For example, if you experience general average on a shipment, our underwriters will post bonds to release your goods without the required cash deposit.
ROBERT F. BARNES CUSTOMS BROKERS can assist importers in establishing proper marking, tagging and labeling of goods in order to avoid costly delays and expensive corrective measures after product has arrived in the U.S.
Occassionally, importers need to know costs per unit into warehouse immediately upon arrival of their shipment. ROBERT F. BARNES CUSTOMS BROKERS can provide landed costs reports. Reports describe all costs, including, but not limited to, freight, user's fees, duty, port charges and other overheads the importer may want factored into the cost of their products. This enables earlier delivery to clients, with the assurance of proper pricing.
DRAWBACK ON DUTIES PAID:
If an imported product is exported 'as is', or made into another product, the importer or its customers may be entitled to a refund of customs duties. ROBERT F. BARNES CUSTOMS BROKERS can determine if drawback is applicable and can secure a refund on your behalf.