Customs Brokerage Services


U.S. Customs Clearance

Efficiency and compliance are our goals. All entry requests are prepared promptly by our staff who is very familiar with our clients and their product lines.  Once the entry has been processed, the entry results are immediately posted on our website under our “PAPS Lookup Tool.”  This lets the carrier know the shipment is ready and helps ensure shipments clear Customs as quickly as possible.

Imported merchandise is not only subject to U.S. Customs requirements, but often falls under the jurisdiction of other U.S. government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Agriculture and the Federal Communications Commission. Preparation of Customs entries includes notifying other agencies of your shipments, as well.
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Remote Location Filing

There are over 450 ports of entry in the United States including over 20 major ports located along the U.S.–Canadian border. All Customs entries are prepared by our staff at our central location to ensure uniformity and compliance, regardless of the port of arrival. Whether your goods arrive by land, sea or air, we can help you with Customs clearance at any port of entry throughout the U.S.
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Temporary Import Bonds

Going to a trade show? Find out if your goods qualify for duty free treatment. We can advise you if a TIB is the most cost effective method to import your goods and what export requirements must be met in order to take advantage of this program.
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Surety Bonds

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We underwrite both continuous and single entry bonds for our clients.  We can monitor your bond for sufficiency and can update it if you change your name and/or address by filing a bond rider, even if your bond was originally filed by another broker.
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In-Transit Bonds

We can prepare IT’s and T&E’s which allow your goods to move across the border and clear Customs at another port of entry, or to be exported to a third country.
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Boat Importation—Personal & Commercial

We know boats! Mark Johnson has over 15 years of sailing experience in the San Juan Islands of Washington State and the Gulf Islands of British Columbia. We know first hand what it takes to clear your boat most efficiently and can offer advice whether you are importing a boat for personal or commercial use. We can even direct you to a delivery skipper or to marine parts and service centers throughout the Puget Sound.
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Post Entry Services

Just because your shipment has already cleared Customs does not mean Customs is no longer interested in your product. We can help you with Post Entry Amendments, Protests, follow up on liquidation issues or assist you in responding to formal Requests for Information.
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Protests

We offer protest preparation and filing services.  
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Forms Provided

Click Here to download Customs forms available on our website.
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