Importing USA, FAQ

Frequently asked questions about customs brokerage and the importing to USA process.

I have never imported before, is it difficult?

Yes and No, importing is difficult if you don’t use a professional customs broker. Cleared and Delivered makes imports simple by streamlining the process into a few easy steps and doing all the work for you. Thus, people who use Cleared and Delivered find importing easy and affordable.

Do I need to have a license to import products?

No, but you do need to use a licensed Customs broker. Cleared and Delivered is a licensed customs broker and freight forwarder who can easily clear your freight and deliver it to its ultimate destination.

What USA ports does Cleared and Delivered service?

Cleared and delivered is licensed to clear goods anywhere within the continental United States. We are hooked up to the US Customs EDI program which enables remote customs entry to any port. We are able to handle all imports coming into the USA and deliver them to their final destination.

What is a customs broker and what do they do?

Customs brokers are licensed to act as agents for commercial companies importing goods to the USA. Customs brokers provide release instructions to US Customs as well as other government departments to permit the flow of imported goods. Customs brokers classify the goods according to the current US Tariff to apply duties and taxes owing to US Customs. With the constantly changing rules and regulations, employing a customs broker makes good business sense.

Does Cleared and Delivered offer last mile delivery within USA?

Yes, we offer last mile delivery services.  Ask for ocean port and airport pickups and last mile delivery of your goods to the final destination.

What is Importer Security Filing ( ISF 10+2) ?

Importer Security Filing, or ISF Filing, is a mandatory program instituted by U.S. Customs to add an extra layer of security and accountability to imports coming into the United States. In basic terms, an ISF Filing informs US Customs who is importing goods, who is shipping the goods, and what the goods are, before the shipment enters the United States. At World Class Shipping,  Importer Security Filing (ISF 10+2) is fast and easy. Just fill out the application form and let our agents guide you through the process.