1. Importer received Arrival Notice / Freight Invoice from Freight Forwarder):
a. If you look at the all the BS fee ($271), Exam fee was add on, even Before, US Customs issued Exam Notice to your Freight Forwarder.
b. Look over Arrival Notice, vary Carefully.  IF there was NO exam, there is very good chance you may have paid without knowing.

US Customs / Agencies could Exam your shipment
ANYTIME,  Before/After your receive(d) shipment.
.   a. Final Ruling by US Customs/agencies  for   ISF Filing (part 1-2) is  6 years    &    Customs Entry filing (parrt 2-2)  is 5 years.   
.   b. Importer is
FULLY RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/Liability/fees.   Case from federal court US Attorney’s (click here)
.   c. Give yourself extra 7 days to cleared/examined by all US Agencies,  also, other 3 days to unload all shipment from vessel & move it to your warehouse/port.  
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1. ISF 10+2 (Importer Security Filing)  /  ISF  FAQ. 63 pages  /  (click here)

2. US Local Ports Contact  /  e-Allegations / Anonymous  tips (8663472423)

3. Air Forwarders by Air Forwarders Association  /  iata.org.

4. Ocean Freight Forwarder: Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)

5. Filing a Complaint Freight Forwarder/NVOCC/ etc  with FMC.gov.

6. US Government Agencies /  www.usa.gov.

7. For more links to import, export & etc.  Industry.

8. Basic Importing by  CBP.gov (Import  requirements 211 pages) &  for others.

9. All Shipment are  Incoterms  (PRE-Arranged,  BEFORE leaving foreign port)

10. Warning:  Also,  Be  aware  of  scam  hijack  emails  &  OTHER  scams.

11. Importers are  RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/fees. US Federal Court (click here)

All our website is Reference use only & our service are Arrangement only.
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2. AFTER shipment is US and 7 days Before Freight Forwarder emailing  Revised Arrival Notice with VACIS  Exam Hold):

US Customs / Agencies could Exam your shipment
ANYTIME,  Before/After your receive(d) shipment.
.   a. Final Ruling by US Customs/agencies  for   ISF Filing (part 1-2) is  6 years    &    Customs Entry filing (parrt 2-2)  is 5 years.   
.   b. Importer is
FULLY RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/Liability/fees.   Case from federal court US Attorney’s (click here)
.   c. Give yourself extra 7 days to cleared/examined by all US Agencies,  also, other 3 days to unload all shipment from vessel & move it to your warehouse/port.  
3. Importer / Your CFS warehouse receives Release Order / TurnOver / Freight Release,  AFTER your Forwarder has received all their fees):

US Customs / Agencies could Exam your shipment
ANYTIME,  Before/After your receive(d) shipment.
.   a. Final Ruling by US Customs/agencies  for   ISF Filing (part 1-2) is  6 years    &    Customs Entry filing (parrt 2-2)  is 5 years.   
.   b. Importer is
FULLY RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/Liability/fees.   Case from federal court US Attorney’s (click here)
.   c. Give yourself extra 7 days to cleared/examined by all US Agencies,  also, other 3 days to unload all shipment from vessel & move it to your warehouse/port.  
4. This exam was received from Freight Forwarder, 2 days Before shipment is in US Port
Reason you don't see all the BS fees on this notice,  it's because import paid Arrival Notice/ Invoice to Freight Forwarder &  4 days later importer received this Exam Notice.

US Customs / Agencies could Exam your shipment anytime,  Before/After your receive(d) shipment.
.   a. Final Ruling by US Customs/agencies  for   ISF Filing (part 1-2) is  6 years    &    Customs Entry filing (parrt 2-2)  is 5 years.   
.   b. Importer is
FULLY RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/Liability/fees.   Case from federal court US Attorney’s (click here).   
.   c. Give yourself extra 7 days to cleared/examined by all US Agencies,  also, other 3 days to unload all shipment from vessel & move it to your warehouse/port.  
1. Importer received Arrival Notice / Invoice (Aug 8 2014)
2. Importer received VACIS Exam Notice / Arrival Notice / Invoice
3. Importer received & your CSF warehouse received Release-Order / Turn-Over / Freight-Release

4. After your shipment is Cleared by US Customs and  you paid your Freight Forwarder,  2 days BEFORE shipment in US Port  & your Freight Forwarder is emailing Exam notice.
5. After your shipment is Cleared by US Customs and  you paid your Freight Forwarder,  2 days AFTER shipment is in US Port  & your Freight Forwarder is emailing Exam notice.

6. Customer receiving.
- Nov 03 2014, Customer received arrival notice
- Nov 10 2014, Customer received arrival notice with VACIS EXAM.
- Nov 13 2014, Customer received arrival notice with INTENSIVE EXAM

7. Importer receiving CBP Hold Notice from Freight Forwarder.



NOTE:  Final Ruling  by US Customs/agencies  for ISF Filing (part 1-2) is  6 years   AND   for Customs Entry filing (part 2-2)  is  5 years.
1. Customs Broker = Messenger between US Customs & Importer:  To transmits importer info/documents, way it was received from you &
your-vendors, to US customs
2. Customs Broker = is
NOT a Messenger between you & your-vendors (Factory/ Supplier/ Forwarder/ Warehouse/ Shipping-company/ CET-Exam-Site, US Agencies & etc.)
3. All importer are
BOUND to Incoterms (PRE-Arranged  BEFORE leaving foreign port,  Such as: Bill-of-Lading /BL (Sale) / MFG  Contract  Agreement  / OBL /  Arrival Notice)
4. To understand why/who importer
MUST pay,  BEFORE/After/DURING  shipping,  you MUST review Incoterms  &  contact  ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading (TITLE  to shipment)
5. Please review
Import process,  Incoterms &  etc  Import  requirements  by  US Customs.  After viewing, If you required a personal assistant: $250 hr / $2000 day +Retainer
6. Importer is
RESPONSIBLE for all fees/US Laws/Liability/exam/permit(s)retroactive(backdate) Document (BL,  Arrival Notice & etc.) Case File: federal court US Attorney's.
7.
Your Responsibility  =  Your shipment / money / profit / sales / Documents / Permit,  your-vendors (factory/supplier/forwarder & etc.),  Your Arrangement/Negotiation & etc.
8.
EXAM Notice  BY Freight Forwarder:  LCL  arrival notice,  Full Container  arrival notice.     For ADD/CVD,  Fumigation,  Emergency Action Notifications can be  $1,000's.
9.
Fumigating your shipment can be $7,205,   Vacuum Cleaning can be $1,900  &  A-TCET Exam / Intensive Exam/Stop Sign / CET Exam can be  $1,843.60 / $2,059.90.
10.
IF Exam (VACIS, NII, X-Ray, IBET, MET, CET  & ETC,), your Freight Forwarder will be Notifying with arrival notice & invoice (pay your Freight Forwarder) (99% of the time).
11.
IF Exam (CET Exam, A-TCET Exam, Intensive Exam/Stop Sign, IPR, Tailgate,  Emergency Action Notifications &  ETC,) Importer MUST pay DIRECTLY to exam site. (100%)
12. IF
Importer / id=(SSN# or Tax-id/EIN/IRS# or CAN#)  or  ANY info is   off-by-one-digit/letter, US Customs can/will Confiscate/Seize your shipment &  Penalize/Fines  you.
13. And
USCustoms/Agencies can  Release with Detention(Hold)/Hold/Confiscate/Penalize/Fines/Recall/Exam/Penalty/Re-ISF-Filing/issue Destroy/re-export/add-DPL & etc.
14. Please pay all
your-vendors directly (ASAP), to AVOID Our $50 (click here). IF Amending/up-dating your Entry Filing (click here $). IF Entry must be RE-FILE (click here $)
15. You /Importer/
Consignee is fully responsible for all actions of payment (Be  aware  of  scam  hijack  emails  &  OTHER  scams).
16. Before paying us,
consignee MUST verify payment method & amount of payment,  & such as our bank account#, western-union account#, check payable to & etc,.
17. ONLY valid communication is, if You/Importer/
Consignee/your-vendors  is communicating by phone# & email lists from our uscustomsclearing.com/contactus.html.
Reason you don't see all the BS fees on this notice,  it's because import paid Arrival Notice/ Invoice to Freight Forwarder &  4 days later importer received this Exam Notice.

US Customs / Agencies could Exam your shipment anytime,  Before/After your receive(d) shipment.
.   a. Final Ruling by US Customs/agencies  for   ISF Filing (part 1-2) is  6 years    &    Customs Entry filing (parrt 2-2)  is 5 years.   
.   b. Importer is
FULLY RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/Liability/fees.   Case from federal court US Attorney’s (click here)
.   c. Give yourself extra 7 days to cleared/examined by all US Agencies,  also, other 3 days to unload all shipment from vessel & move it to your warehouse/port.  
6. Importer receiving.
- Nov 03 2014, Customer received arrival notice
- Nov 10 2014, Customer received arrival notice with VACIS EXAM.
- Nov 13 2014, Customer received arrival notice with INTENSIVE EXAM

US Customs / Agencies could Exam your shipment
ANYTIME,  Before/After your receive(d) shipment.
.   a. Final Ruling by US Customs/agencies  for   ISF Filing (part 1-2) is  6 years    &    Customs Entry filing (parrt 2-2)  is 5 years.   
.   b. Importer is
FULLY RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/Liability/fees.   Case from federal court US Attorney’s (click here)
.   c. Give yourself extra 7 days to cleared/examined by all US Agencies,  also, other 3 days to unload all shipment from vessel & move it to your warehouse/port.  
7. Importer receiving CBP Hold Notice from Freight Forwarder.

US Customs / Agencies could Exam your shipment
ANYTIME,  Before/After your receive(d) shipment.
.   a. Final Ruling by US Customs/agencies  for   ISF Filing (part 1-2) is  6 years    &    Customs Entry filing (parrt 2-2)  is 5 years.   
.   b. Importer is
FULLY RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/Liability/fees.   Case from federal court US Attorney’s (click here)
.   c. Give yourself extra 7 days to cleared/examined by all US Agencies,  also, other 3 days to unload all shipment from vessel & move it to your warehouse/port.  
The shipping term (LCL) is commonly used to describe an international ocean freight service that was designed for shipping boxed, crated or palletized cargo from or to the USA
that can’t fill an entire 20′ or 40′ foot container. When you are shipping LCL cargo you are paying for the space that you use in the container, and LCL cargo ocean freight rates are
calculated by the volume (per cubic meter/cubic foot) but not by the weight.


There are many advantages in using LCL service for your international shipments:
- It will decreases the shipping cost, you are paying for the portion of the space you are using.
- For inland, you can either drop or pick up the cargo from the CFS/bonded warehouse where they load or unload the container.
- Transit time will be the same as if you would have ship a full ocean freight container.
- International moving company can also palletize smaller boxes to eliminate shipping cost extra volume charges.


There is a downside to shipping LCL. Here are some disadvantages of shipping LCL rather than FCL:
-
If one of the consignee cargo in the container get exam,   the whole container will get exam.  You need to share the exam charges with everyone else.
- Delay, once the container get to the final port the container needs to transfer to the CFS warehouse for stripping.
- It will take about 7 days from terminal to the CFS before your cargo is available for pick up.


CFS warehouse charges (breakdown, stripping, AMS, handing fee, in and out fee, etc)