Customs Clearance is a big issue

Customs Clearance

Customs Clearance Services Made Easy

We provide a full range of 3PL (Third Party Logistics) services, including customs clearance.  Facilitating your freight a seamless and secure process.  Whether you are seeking import or export services, our experts can guide you through your specific needs, step by step.

How to add PNPLINE Customs Clearance Services to my Ocean Freight

Our Custom Clearance Services at PNPLINE Include:

Import Customs Clearance​

This is where your goods stay until it can be release into the country. This is important so that the government(s) can control what comes in. It is especially important for the safety and ultimate survival of the country as a whole.

Export Customs Clearance​

It is essential to control what is going out of your country as well as into your country. It also prevents illegal or hazardous material from leaving the country, and good documentation is essential for a speedy and smooth shipping schedule.

Customs Documentation

Otherwise known as customs clearance documentation and receipt submitted, allowing customs processes to occur at the point of destination, rather than at the start. It also determines if customs duties have been paid.

What can customs brokers assist with?​

In brief, custom brokers perform various duties, such as, classifying your goods, ISF Filing, provide a surety bond, importing resources documentation, and much more. Let’s break these down.

Advantages of Customs Brokerage​

Frequently Asked Questions​

Customs clearance is a necessary procedure before goods can be imported or exported internationally. If a shipment is cleared, then the shipper will provide documentation confirming customs duties has been paid and the shipment can be processed.

Customs brokers help importers ensure a smooth and efficient way to maneuver their import goods. For example, customs brokers are mainly used for tariff laws and proper documentation, which may include organizing custom entries, payment of duties, and ultimately the speed in which this process may take to release your goods from custody. Customs brokers can be an individual or a firm, licensed by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Normally, inspections would take less than 24 hours. However, on special instances such as holidays and world events, it may take several days, weeks, or even months for your products to be inspected.  Take note that it will take equally as long with incomplete paperwork. 

Taxes and duties are important in customs clearance.  Duties are a type of tax, which is imposed so that the same domestic industries are protected.  For example, it minimizes the effects of dumping products for a lower price than its competitors in the domestic country. 

The taxes that are usually referred are VAT, GST, and Sales taxes.  Note that these taxes are payed before the release of customs.  

Is Customs Clearance Right for You?​