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All our website is for Reference use only)
(ONLY valid contact, with us, are list it here,  all others are invalid)
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.
Please Click: Color (Blue/Red/Purple) on our website for details
Arrival Notice (AN) is ISSUED 5-7 days before shipment is US port:  
.  a. Export  Freight  Forwarder (EFF) =  ISSUER  Bill  of  Lading (BL) = PRE-ARRANGED  BEFORE leaving  FOREIGN Port, to warehouse//port//Issuer-of-Arrival Notice & Etc,
.  b. Import  Freight  Forwarder (IFF) =  ISSUER of  Arrival  Notice  (5-7 days BEFORE cargo is in US):  OVERSEER of cargo to  CFS  warehouse//port.  


Freight Released is issued by your Import  Freight  Forwarder / IFF (ISSUER of  Arrival Notice = Agent of Bill-of-Lading (BL) / OBL, after you have SATISFY  your IFF  needs
Customs Released is issued by your Customs Broker//US Customs//Agencies, after your shipment is cleared & you have paid your Entry Filing fee, (click here) & look 1-11.
Bill-of-Lading (BL) (aka: Straight bill of lading (nonnegotiable)  with  Telex-Release /  Surrender /  Express-Release  or  Original-Bill-of-Lading (OBL).  wikipedia.org.
Bill-of-Lading (BL) is ISSUED Before leaving foreign port by Shipper/NVOCC/OFF/OTI (Glossary) (What is Bill-of-Lading (BL) (examples of BL) (click here) (Incoterms)


Here are some reference of FULL Container shipment with  Arrival  Notice  Invoice from your  Import  Freight  Forwarder: that could be COMPARE with your arrival notice.   
(Also, to compare your
Freight Released (click here),  (LCL Sea Arrival Notice (click here),   Full Container Sea Arrival Notice (click here)  &  Air way Bill/ABW (click here)
(
20ft container approximately 26-28 CBM  //  40ft container approximately 55-58 CBM  //  40ft HQ container approximately 60-68 CBM  //   45ft HQ container approximately 78 CBM)

1.
20 feet =  $2.635 (Miami FL)  //  20 feet = about $1300 (Los Angeles CA)    //  40/40hq/45 feet = about $1900 (Los Angeles CA)
2. 40 feet = Documentation $55 (Original Bill-of-Lading / OBL)
3. 40 feet HQ = Handling & process fee $75,   Port Security Fee $50  &  Doc fee  $25 (Original Bill-of-Lading / OBL)
4. 40 feet HQ = Handling & process fee $65  (Original Bill-of-Lading / OBL)

5. 40 feet HQ with  " CY/RAMP "
.   a. China to Los Angeles
.   b. Los Angeles to East ST. Louis, IL  
.   c. Freight Loaction (Uniion Pacific Railroad RAMP = Railroad yard = "CY/RAMP ")

Trucking (20 feet container) from Long Beach Terminal to Irvine, CA.   During/After Port Strikes, port was very congestion.
This fee is  SEPARATE  from Carrier Congestion FEE  &  Port Congestion FEE.  
6. $200 Chassis Rental  
7. $90 Container Diem
8. $2700 / 40 feet Container from Bangladesh to Los Angeles.


9. IF you shipment 15 cbm to 26 cbm, it may be cheaper & more convent to use 20 feet container. 20 feet container is about $1300-$1600 from China to LA/Long Beach CA  
Page 1 & 2: Customer paid supplier $1,810 (to issuer of Bill-of-Lading)  & paid $1,225.74 (to issuer of Arrival Notice) for 25.32 cbm + $628 Warehouse = $3,663.74 (import as LCL)
Page 3 & 4: Customer paid supplier $1,300 (to issuer of Bill-of-Lading)  & paid $55 to forwarder agent (to issuer of Arrival Notice)  = $1355 (import as 20 feet container)
- Most are "Union" Labors for page 1 & 2.   (Feb 2015)
- LCL = someone unload from Vessel  &  has to truck the container to CFS warehouse (1-3 hours)  &  separate each importer shipment (4-8 hours)
- Average Union Labor in US Port:  full-time wages of $147,000 per year.    +  $88,800 per year Pension,”   
http://www.thecitywire.com/node/36442#.VWjQlc9VhBc   or  (click here)
( this is on also, showing as example //  #22  docnoticefeesforwarderlclarrivalnotice.html)



To understand why/who importer
MUST pay,  BEFORE/After/DURING  shipping,  Importer MUST review  Incoterms & contact  ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading / Arrival Notice LCL / Full.
Incoterms published by  International Chamber of Commerce  &  recognized by  United Nations Commission on International Trade Law as Global Common Terms.
a. US Freight Forwarder issues Arrival Notice/(
LCL/Full), Six or Seven days BEFORE importer shipment is in US.    (Arrival Notice Glossary)   
b. Arrival Notice/(
LCL/Full) is US Freight Forwarder (Unload from vessel & moving it to warehouse)  is REFLECTION of Bill-of-Lading (instuction/permit to load onto vessel)
c. Arrival Notice/(
LCL/Full) is US Freight Forwarder terms-of-bill-of-lading,  agreement,  including the date of transfer,  timing of payment,  title to your shipment & other provisions.
d. All shipment are
PRE-Arrange by issuer (importer/supplier/factory/mover-shipper) of Bill-of-Lading   (aka / ie: Bill-of-Sale / Shipping  Terms (loader terms), BEFORE the shipping.
e. Most of PRE-Arrangement are
CIF Terms = Are done with-OUT paying all vendor, such as Arrival Notice (LCL/Full), Warehouse/Port, ISF Filing,  Customs Clearing, Exam  & etc.
f. After you have pay your
Arrival Notice / invoice (Sea LCL/Full/AWB) to your US Freight Forwarder, they will be email a Freight Released  (Turnover / Freight-Release /
.  Carrier-Released / Released-Order / Steam-Ship-Release) to you, your warehouse, port, trucker, customs broker & etc.  




Why  
CAN'T   Supplier / Factory / ShippER / Shipping-company  arrange US Domestic Trucking,  ISF Filing  & Customs Entry.
a. Most of Foreign supplier / shippER (ISSUER of Bill-of-Lading) vary
LIMITED contact with Domestic Trucker & Customs Broker
b. Your supplier in business of MFG & Your Shipping-Company in business of shipping,  they are NOT in business of knowing
US Customs rule & regulations, we are.
NOTE:
a. To arrange Sea shipping, arranger must be your supplier or Licenses by  
FMC.gov (NVOCC / OFF / OTI)  = ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading / LCL Arrival Notice / Full Arrival Notice.
b. To arrange Air shipping, arranger must be your supplier or Licenses by  
International Air Transport Association (IATA) = ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading /  Air-Way-Bill (AWB)
c. To arrange Domestic Trucking, arranger must be Licenses by
FMCSA.gov (MC# / DOT#)  / must have "Filer-Code" from US Customs  =  ISSUER of  Pick-Up-bill-of-Lading.
d. To file ISF & Customs Entry (Customs Agent / Customs Broker), filer must have "
Filer-Code" from US Customs = ISSUER of  Customs Release Documents.





IF you think, it's not cost-effective to pay all the fees (duty/tax, forwarder, trucker, warehouse, isf filing, customs entry filing, exam & etc.)  you could  
ABANDON  your shipment.
There are three choices, shipment that was REFUSED by
US Customs/agencies.     Sample of Abandon letter (click here)
1.  RE-Exporting back to vendor / Exporting to Other-country:
.     a. To export, your MUST contact your Freight Forwarder,  company that has done your transportation to US Port.
.     b. Your current Freight Forwarder will be helping you with 7512  (IE / Immediate Exportation) form.     
.     c. Local  US Customs officer must sign & if any, Agencies officer must sign a 7512 (IE / Immediate Exportation) form.   
.     d. Local = City, County, State that you are in.
.     e. Who is liable:  Case File: federal court US Attorney's (click here),  Importer is RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/Liable/fees/retroactive.
2.  
ABANDON  your shipment.  Please notify your Supplier/US Forwarder/Carrier & Warehouse & us by email ONLY.   
.     a. For Abandoning,  you may be  Penalize / Fines / demurrage / Per-diem / Destroy / trash / add-DPL  & etc .
.     b. Examples of OTHER shipment that was Abandon, Refused by  US Customs/agencies  &  was NOT cost-effictive  (click here) (click here) (click here) (click here),  
.     c. Who is liable:  Case File: federal court US Attorney's (click here),  Importer is RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/Liable/fees/retroactive.  For more: (here) (here) (here) (here)
3.  
Destroy / trash email Customs Officer, warehouse & us by email ONLY.   
.     a. If shipment is import with-OUT permit / permission  Hazard,  Patent,  Trademark  &  Etc.  
.     b. You may be  Penalize / Fines / demurrage / Per-diem / Destroy / trash / add-DPL  &  Etc.
.     c. Who is liable:  Case File: federal court US Attorney's (click here),  Importer is RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/Liable/fees/retroactive.


Full Container:  
a. Negotiate with your vendors/supplier/factory/shipping-co. BEFORE the shipping:  Shipping Terms (
click here).  
b. Most of your shipping term could be view at your Bill-of-Lading from your supplier/factory/shipping-company.
c. Arrival Notice for Full Container = Unloading from the vessel,
d. Most of Arrival Notice from your Freight Forwarder (shipping-company) has
NO NO NO consistency of fees.
e. To file complaint against your Freight Forwarder (Shipping company) (
click here)
2. 40 feet = Documentation $55 (Original Bill-of-Lading / OBL)
3. 40 feet HQ = Handling & process fee $75,   Port Security Fee $50  &  Doc fee  $25 (Original Bill-of-Lading / OBL)
4. 40 feet HQ = Handling & process fee $65  (Original Bill-of-Lading / OBL)
a. China to Los Angeles
b. Los Angeles to East ST. Louis, IL  
c. Freight Loaction (Uniion Pacific Railroad RAMP)  (Ramp = Railroad term used to describe an intermodal terminal.)
The ILWU Longshore Division represents 20,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/political-diary-the-union-that-stole-christmas-1418941737    May US GDP cost $2 billion per day.  (Dec. 18, 2014)  
Full-time dockworkers earn $147,000 annually on  
PLUS  average on top of $82,000 in employer-paid benefits = $229,000

http://news.yahoo.com/west-coast-port-employers-lockout-could-just-5-232539709.html  (Feb 5 2015)
Longshoreman = $147k  = $26-$36/hr is the starting salary, and you get 15% raise every year until you reach $76/hr (Click on
Comments from dockworkers / Longshoremen)

http://port.thinkport.org/workingattheport/explore/longshoreman.asp  or  click here   (after clicking, look below)
Longshoremen / Dockworkers position does
NOT require a high school diploma   or   a college degree.

http://port.thinkport.org/workingattheport/explore/accounting.asp   or  click here   (after clicking, look below)
Port Accounting  position
Usually requires at least a high school diploma.  A college degree is helpful but NOT required


2009 port strike long beach.
2010 port strike long beach.
2011 port strike.
2012 International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) strike.
2012 - 2013  Clerk strike:   Salaries from $165,000  to  $195,000  + 11 weeks' paid vacation   +  a generous pension increase  (Office Clerical Unit Workers local 63 of the ILWU).
2013 strike port long beach.        
2014 Striking port truck drivers.
2014 longshoremen strike.
2014 Warehouse strike  (ILWU — International Longshore and Warehouse Union).
West Coast Port Labor Talks Intensify After Worker Slowdowns.  Negotiators for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association,
representing terminal operators and shipping lines at
29 ports from San Diego to the Canadian border,
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-13/l-a-port-truck-drivers-agree-to-lull-garcetti-says-correct-.html



$7 billion in 2015, impact meat sector
The U.S. meat and poultry industries estimate they are losing $40 million a week
The North American Meat Institute reported this week that lost hides and skins export sales total $42 million per week.
National Retail Federation warns that a shut down over the any prolonged,  hit the economy by $2.1 billion a day
Average full-time wages of $147,000 per year. It would maintain fully employer-paid health care $35,000 per year,   & increase the ILWU pension to as much as $88,800 per year,”
http://www.thecitywire.com/node/36442#.VWjQlc9VhBc   or  (
click here)




Email FROM Carrier / Vessel / Ship-Owner: (Nov 14 2014)
Subject:
Implementation of Port Congestion Charge.
Dear Valued Customers,
As you know well, there is ongoing port congestion along the major US west coast ports. The situation has impacted terminal and vessel operations to the point where normal
business is simply not possible to continue, and extraordinary costs are being incurred at every step of cargo movement.
Without foreseeable relief in sight, the carriers will charge a Port Congestion Charge for all cargoes discharged at US West Coast ports and Canadian Ports on or after Nov. 17,
2014. The quantum of charge is listed hereunder,

Size    Type Level      (USD)
20'       (all types)       $800
40'       (all types)       $1000
45'       (all types)       $1266
53'       (all types)       $1600

20ft container approximately 26-28 CBM
40ft container approximately 55-58 CBM
40ft HQ container approximately 60-68 CBM
45ft HQ container approximately 78 CBM

Above fee are from http://mohawkglobal.com/global-news/port-congestion-surcharges-coming-to-u-s-west-coast/
Google  yourself  an  
Implementation of Port Congestion Charge   (aka Congestion Surcharge Destination / CGD)&  see what vessel company are trying to charge you.  
6. $200 Chassis Rental  
Trucking (20 feet container) from Long Beach Terminal to Irvine, CA.   During/After Port Strikes, port was very congestion.
This fee is  SEPARATE  from Carrier Congestion FEE  &  Port Congestion FEE.  
7. $90 Container Diem
Trucking (20 feet container) from Long Beach Terminal to Irvine, CA.   During/After Port Strikes, port was very congestion.
This fee is  SEPARATE  from Carrier Congestion FEE  &  Port Congestion FEE.  
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.  
8. $2700 / 40 feet Container from Bangladesh  to Los Angeles.
22. IF you shipment 15 cbm to 26 cbm, it may be cheaper & more convent to use 20 feet container. 20 feet container is about $1300-$1600 from China to LA/Long Beach CA  
Page 1 & 2: Customer paid supplier $1,810 (to issuer of Bill-of-Lading)  & paid $1,225.74 (to issuer of Arrival Notice) for 25.32 cbm + $628 Warehouse = $3,663.74 (import as LCL)
Page 3 & 4: Customer paid supplier $1,300 (to issuer of Bill-of-Lading)  & paid $55 to forwarder agent (to issuer of Arrival Notice)  = $1355 (import as 20 feet container)

Most are "Union" Labors.  (Feb 2015)
LCL = someone unload from Vessel  &  has to truck the container to CFS warehouse (1-3 hours)  &  separate each importer shipment (4-8 hours)
Average Union Labor in US Port:  full-time wages of $147,000 per year.    +  $88,800 per year Pension,”
http://www.thecitywire.com/node/36442#.VWjQlc9VhBc   or  (click here)


Container CBM's
20ft container approximately 26-28 CBM
40ft container approximately 55-58 CBM
40ft HQ container approximately 60-68 CBM
45ft HQ container approximately 78 CBM
page 2 Arrival Notice Invoice of $1,225.74
page 3:  20 feet container pay to supplier $1300
page 4:  20 feet Container Arrival Notice Invoice $55