Our expert team of certified, licensed customs brokers have over 100 years combined experience in the industry. As the genesis of our company, our customs brokerage is second to none in terms of availability, reliability and quality of service.

US Customs Brokerage

  • Rail, Truck, Sea, and Air clearances at any US port of entry (including clearances at the Northern and Southern borders)
  • Capability of Customs clearances 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)
  • Automated Broker Interface (ABI)
  • C-TPAT Certified
  • U.S. Customs and ISF surety bonds
  • Broker Known Importer Program (BKIP)
  • Electronic Data Interface capability (EDI)
  • Experienced in all entry types including anti-dumping/countervailing, quota, warehouse/warehouse withdrawals, temporary importation bonds, defense contract
  • Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) admissions and withdrawals
  • ACE entry assistance for all Partnering Government Agencies (PGA)
  • Carnet services
  • Develop and maintain client databases for  U.S. tariff classifications
  • Capable of electronically processing large commercial invoices for entry/entry summary purposes
  • Post Entry Services including post summary corrections (PSC), protests, TIB/Carnet closeouts, FP&F petitions
  • Compliance consulting services
  • Classification training and tariff classification ruling submissions
  • Duty Drawback Services available
  • Customized client ad hoc reports
  • Client system access/alerts for entry status and special reports
  • U.S. Customs/Industry alerts and notifications

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Import Traffic Services

  • U.S. and Worldwide network of agents for all types of transportation routings and logistics support
  • ISF services
  • Cargo insurance
  • Coordinate and secure carrier release
  • Coordinate intensive U.S. Customs/PGA examinations
  • In bond transportation
  • U.S. transload, storage, delivery and expedited delivery options (including same day Customs clearance and local delivery)
  • Tracking and tracing for all modes of transport whether routed by us or the shipper or the importer
  • Available client system access/alerts for shipment status and special reports
  • U.S. Customs/Industry alerts and notifications

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Freight Forwarding

Along with our worldwide network of fully vetted agents, no matter where your freight is being imported from, we have you covered from door to door.

Ocean Freight

  • Full Container Loads (FCL) and Less than Container Loads (LCL) options)
  • Marine Insurance
  • Direct Service Worldwide
  • LCL/FCL Consolidation options available worldwide

Air Freight

  • Worldwide network of vetted, IATA appointed agents
  • Insurance
  • Direct Service with all major airlines
  • Consolidation Service options available
  • Worldwide charter options available

Import Security Filing

Importer Update – 10 + 2: What is it?

The ISF rule became effective January 26, 2009 and requires importers and carriers to electronically transmit shipping data prior to export for all ocean cargo, other than bulk cargo, that will be arriving at a U.S. port of entry by vessel.

Please refer to the following link for the complete rule and explanation of the required data elements:…ity/importer-security-filing-102

Since every company has their own distinct business operations, it is imperative that importers research the required elements with your suppliers, forwarders, and customs brokers to accumulate this data in advance and implement an ISF procedure within the prescribed time constraints. Another important factor for importers to consider is the surety bond requirements that will be necessary as part of the ISF submission. Trans-Overseas Corporation is prepared to assist our clients in developing a customized ISF process that will meet the individual needs of your company.

Importer Requirements 
The final rule requires Importers or their agents to provide eight data elements, no later than 24 hours before the cargo is laden aboard a vessel destined to the United States, for shipments consisting of goods intended to be entered into the United States and goods intended to be delivered to a foreign trade zone (FTZ). Those data elements include:

  • Seller
  • Buyer
  • Importer of record number / FTZ applicant identification number
  • Consignee number(s)
  • Manufacturer (or supplier)
  • Ship to party
  • Country of origin
  • Commodity Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) number.

The ISF will also need to include two data elements that must be submitted as early as possible, but no later than 24 hours prior to the ship’s arrival at a U.S. port. These data elements are:

  • Container stuffing location
  • Consolidator

Trans-Overseas Corporation is pleased to offer to our customers the ability to submit all required ISF data elements that will also correlate with the entry summary data. We can either transmit a separate electronic filing of the ISF or in a combined transmission to include the ISF and CBP 3461 Entry. Please contact our office as soon as possible for assistance to insure your company is in compliance with the ISF requirements.

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ISPM 15 Compliance for Wood Packing Material

Commodities shipped in and out of the United States supported by wood packaging material are at risk of carrying damaging plant pests. Pests like the emerald ash borer and the Asian longhorned beetle can infest the wood and be introduced into the United States. These pests can destroy millions of trees and cost billions of dollars in losses and damage control.

To protect against harmful pests like these, APHIS has adopted ISPM 15, an international standard with best practices for preventing the spread of harmful pests in wood packaging used in international trade. If you don’t follow these practices, you risk having your shipment delayed or re-exported. We work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection agricultural specialists to enforce these regulations at U.S. ports of entry…

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