Customs Clearance

iContainers takes care of all the customs formalities that your international shipment requires.

For any international trade operation (import/export) it is mandatory to make customs clearance of the goods. Customs clearance is a customs formality required to allow entrance or exit of certain goods to/from a country and must be done by an authorized customs broker.

In every booking with iContainers it is required to purchase customs clearance service in order to fulfill United States customs regulations. iContainers has a network of customs brokers around United States that meet the highest quality standards.

On an import operation, customs clearance may involve payment of taxes and duties, depending on the kind of goods and the country of origin.

Documents needed

Customs clearance is a fairly easy process that requires the following documentation:

  • A copy of the commercial invoice that certifies the trading operation between the parties.
  • Packing list: it is a document that details all the goods to be sent (# of packages, description of every package, gross weight, net weight and volume).

Depending on the goods to be sent it may be necessary to issue some kind of customs certificate: quality control, health, phytosanitary or pharmacy.

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