Al Fase & Co. provides exceptional customer service in all aspects of customs brokerage. Since we are a smaller company, we can provide a more personalized service than other large brokers. We have over 20 years experience and are constantly keeping up with the ever changing aspects of importing and Customs. Some of the services we offer and specialize in are shown below, however our services are not limited to this list.
Our main service is clearing import shipments through US Customs Border & Protection. We assist in assigning a tariff classification to your merchandise, assuring the proper duty amounts will be paid. When possible, the Customs entry will be presented prior to the arrival of the shipment allowing prompt pick up and delivery to the ultimate consignee. We will then prepare the Customs entry summary and arrange timely payment of duties as required by customs regulations. An itemized invoice with all relevant charges and backup is prepared for each shipment. We can also provide shipment data in various types of reports and formats that help in analyzing your import activities.
- Remote Location Filing (RLF)
- Filing with Other Government Agency (OGA)
- Local Delivery and Drayage
- Customs Bonds
- Marine Cargo Insurance
- Protest and Supplemental Information Letters
- Duty Drawbacks
- Warehouse Entries
- C-TPAT Certified
Remote Location Filing (RLF)
Customs implemented a program that allows brokers to clear shipments in ports other than where they are located.The program, Remote Location Filing (RLF) will allow a broker with a continuous bond to make entry at the first US port of arrival.This eliminates having to hire “outport” brokers in other ports, giving us full control over the customs entry process and reducing costs. Though there are restrictions to the program, with advanced planning and proper shipment routing, importers can benefit in many ways by utilizing this program.
Filing with Other Government Agency (OGA)
US Customs Border & Protection reinforces all other government agencies that may have restrictions for imported merchandise.A.L. Fase & Co. will provide assistance with all other government agencies clearances that may be required for your product.In some cases, the importer is required to complete documentation prior to the arrival of restricted merchandise, which we can assist with as well.If you are unsure if your product requires any other government agency action, we can help determine what will be required.It is always a good idea to check these requirements prior shipping to the United States. Go to our links page and see some of the other government agencies websites for importing requirements.
Local Delivery and Drayage
After customs has cleared your import shipment, we can arrange for immediate delivery to you or your customer. Working closely with several local cartage and drayage companies allows us to offer competitive rates and exceptional service. We can also dispatch shipments using other transportation companies that you may have your own tariff agreements with. Either way we will follow through to make sure that shipments reach their destination without any problems or delays.