1. All importer are BOUND to Incoterms (PRE-Arranged, 72 hours/3 days BEFORE leaving foreign port.  fyi:  to calculate  weight  distribution  of  vessel, carrier manifest & ETC.  
a. Such as: Loading onto vessel (Foreign Forwarder/
Issuer of  Bill-of-Lading), Unloading from vessel (US Forwarder/ Issuer  Arrival  Notice of  LCL/ Full) &  warehouse / Port)
b. By you accepting an
Bill-of-Lading  from your vendors (supplier/factory/shippER/shipping-company), you are BOUND to Incoterms (International Commercial Terms)
c. To understand why/what/who importer
MUST pay,  BEFORE/After/DURING  shipping, importer/buyer MUST know  Incoterms (International Commercial Terms).
d.
Incoterms published by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)  &  recognized by United Nations Commission on International Trade Law  as Global Common Terms.
e. If you don't know your own
Incoterms, contact  ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading (aka: Bill-of-Sale) Manufacturers  Contract  Agreement (Your supplier/factory/shippER/shipping-co)
e. If you don't know your own
Incoterms, contact  ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading (aka: Bill-of-Sale) Manufacturers  Contract  Agreement (Your supplier/factory/shippER/shipping-co)


2. 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.


3. To Track your shipment (
click here)  & type in your MBL#
a. Example / Compare Arrival Notice (
Air shipment) (Sea LCL shipment) (Sea Full Container shipment) = FEES (Unloading from vessel & moving to warehouse).


NOTE: If you pay your vendor (Supplier/Factory), for shipping cost (CIF), you are paying Foreign Labor to arrange your shipping, normally cost is 10-20% cheaper.
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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
Customs and Border Protection to Begin Enforcing Import Security Filing on July 9, 2013
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they will begin full enforcement of Importer Security Filing (ISF) regulations on July 9, 2013 and will start issuing
liquidated damages against ISF importers and carriers for ISF non-compliance.

LATE OR INACCURATE ISF TRANSMISSIONS
CBP will assess liquidated damages in accordance with the relevant mitigation guidelines which were published in the CBP Bulletin on July 17, 2009. There can be
multiple errors on an ISF transmission and in accordance with the guidelines, CBP may assess / fines a claim for liquidated damages as follows:

$5,000 per late ISF,
$5,000 per inaccurate ISF, and
$5,000 for the first inaccurate ISF update.

Additional Statutory Penalties may be assessed for serious or repetitive violations.

FAILURE TO FILE AN ISF
Because liquidated damages cannot be assessed for the failure to file an ISF if no bond is in place, CBP will withhold the release or transfer of the cargo until CBP receives
the required ISF information and has had the opportunity to review the documentation and conduct any necessary examination. CBP also reserves the right to not permit
unlading of merchandise for which no ISF has been filed, and, if such cargo is unladen without permission, it may be subject to seizure.

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS:
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2415, the statute of limitations for ISF liquidated damages is six years from the date of the breach of the bond. CBP will not limit its authority to
enforce the ISF requirements.


MITIGATION GUIDELINES:
First violation: If an ISF Importer incurs a liquidated damages claim for filing a late or inaccurate ISF or an inaccurate ISF update, the liquidated damages claim may be
cancelled upon payment of an amount between $1,000 and $2,000, depending on the presence of mitigating or aggravating factors, if CBP determines that law enforcement
goals were not compromised by the violation.

Subsequent Violations: If an ISF Importer incurs a subsequent liquidated damages claim for filing a late or inaccurate ISF or an inaccurate ISF update, the liquidated
damages claim may be cancelled upon payment of an amount not less than $2,500 if CBP determines that law enforcement goals were not compromised by the violation.

No relief will be granted if CBP determines that law enforcement goals were compromised by the violation.

ADDITIONAL MITIGATION FOR C-TPAT PARTICIPANTS:
An ISF Importer which is a certified Tier 2 or Tier 3 C-TPAT member may receive additional mitigation of up to 50% of the normal mitigation amount, depending upon tier of
C-TPAT participation.
Page 1.  Bill-of-Lading with Notify Party.
1. Notify Party  with Bill-of-Lading (BL): is ISSUED Before leaving foreign port by Shipper/NVOCC/OFF/OTI (Glossary) (What is  BL) (examples of BL) (click here) (Incoterms)
2.
Notify Party  with Arrival Notice (AN): is ISSUED 5 days before cargo is US by BL  Agent in US=aka Freight Forwarder (NVOCC/OFF/OTI) (Glossary) (AN??) (LCL) (FULL) (AIR)


Notify Party   MUST be list at your Bill-of-Lading with our info  (can be list with Multiple  Notify Party):
.   US Customs Clearing
.   (213-270-1930)  /  Info@uscustomsclearing.com


Notify Party MUST be done, BEFORE
Bill-of-Lading is issued.   
This will help you/us to receive Arrival Notice from your Freight Forwarder, 5 days BEFORE your shipment is in US & to clear your shipment with US Customs.  
BUT, your Freight Forwarder / NVOCC / Carrier / Vessel - company is
NOT obligated to notify.  ONLY, Consignee/Importer is responsible to retrieve Arrival Notice.

Examples of clauses for all Bill-of-Lading from Carrier / Vessel / Freight Forwarder / Shipping-Company: (ONLY Consignee/Importer is responsible)
The Carrier, his Agents and servants shall not in any circumstances whatsoever be under any liability for failure to notify the Consignee of the arrival of the Goods, any custom of
the port to the contrary notwithstanding.     Any mention in this Bill of Lading of parties to be notified of the arrival of the Goods is solely for information of the Carrier. Failure to give
such notification shall not subject the Carrier to any liability nor relieve the Merchant of any obligation hereunder.

All shipment are
BOUND to Incoterms (PRE-Arranged to US Port/CFS,  BEFORE leaving foreign port). To understand why/who importer MUST pay, BEFORE/ After/ DURING  
shipping, you MUST review Incoterms/ICC/UNCITRAL &  contact   ISSUER of  BL / Arrival Notice.     Customs Broker is Messenger between US Customs & you, ONLY.
Page 2.  Arrival Notice  with Notify Party.