Custom Clearance


Customs clearance involves the “clearing” of goods through customs barriers for importers and exporters (usually businesses). This involves the preparation of documents and/or electronic submissions, the calculation and payment of taxes, duties, and excises, and facilitating communication between government authorities, and importers and exporters. It includes customs declaration, inspection, taxation, release, and other formalities. All of this must be completed before the goods can be released to the owner or the recipient.

We are also required to declare to customs, follow customs formalities, and get customs permission. During the period when the goods are in Custom’s clearance whether import, export, or transit, no one is allowed to circulate freely.

Custom Clearance In USA.

1. No custom duties are charged if the value of the shipment is less than $800

2. The shipper and consignee’s must provide the complete telephone number and address, and state them on the invoice.

3. For shipment values greater than $800, a Power of Attorney, Invoice, and a Photo ID of the receiver are needed for clearance. If the consignee does not have a bond, then a temporary bond needs to be purchased.

4. For more detailed information please refer to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website.