No. Elyon Brokers Corp. offers imports services within the United States for both US & Internationally based businesses or individuals.
Our goal is to process your shipment for customs within 30 minutes however complex entries can take up to 3 hours.
Yes. A power of attorney is mandatory in the USA in order for Elyon Brokers to act as your Customs Broker.
You will need to provide the following basic documents; the Bill of lading (or Air Waybill for Air shipments), the Commercial invoice ( or bill of sale is required) and the Packing list. More complex imports may require import permits, licenses from other U.S. Government Agencies or information to be provided to such agencies. Your Carrier will provide the Bill of lading (or Air Waybill), and send a Notice of Arrival for your cargo on arrival. The Packing list should accompany your cargo from the Shipper while you provide us a copy of it and the Commercial invoice.
Each entry is peculiar so reach out to us in advance of your shipment so we can review all your documents for regulatory compliance.
Importer of record refers to an importer, whether an entity or individual, who is responsible for ensuring that legal goods are imported in accordance with the law of the place. The Importer is responsible for filing legally required documents.
The Commercial Invoice is the basic statement of the seller to the buyer for goods shipped; it ideally represents a complete record of the business transaction between the exporter and the importer with regard to the goods sold. A Commercial invoice must include: Vendor contact info, Buyer contact info, detailed item description, country of manufacture of the goods, price, quantity, and HTS codes.
A customs surety bond is a contract used for guaranteeing that a specific obligation will be fulfilled between customs and an importer for any given import transaction. The main purpose of a customs bond is to guarantee the payment of import duties and taxes.
This is the most common and cost effective bond as it covers all imports for 1 year. This Bond generally covers an amount of $50,000.00 USD and costs $450.00 USD. Larger Bonds as well as Bond Extensions can be purchased as well.
Yes, a Continuous (Annual) Bond covers all bond fees including ISF
Single -Entry Bonds are most often used when importers do not expect to receive more than 5-10 low value shipments per year and cost about $5.00 per thousand dollar of the invoice value.
No, a Single-Entry Bond does not cover an ISF bond and must be purchased separately.
ISF filing as a document detailing specific elements of your shipment such as importer & Vendor contact information. This information must be forwarded to your customs broker for filing with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Section 321 is a U.S. Shipment Type for goods to clear through U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It is a type of Informal Entry that allows for the release at the border of shipments valued at 800 U.S. dollars or less delivering to one private individual.
The United States imposes tariffs (customs duties) on imports of goods. The duty is levied at the time of import and is paid by the importer of record. Customs duties vary by country of origin and product. Goods from many countries are exempt from duty under various trade agreements.
The merchandise processing fee (MPF) is the U.S. Customs charge of 0.3464% of value (minimum $25, maximum $485) for all imports entering the U.S.
The Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) provides duty rates for virtually every item that exists. The HTS is a reference manual that is the size of an unabridged dictionary.
As of December 12, 2003, FDA must be notified in advance of any shipments of food for humans and other animals that are imported into the U.S unless specifically excluded. This is done in order to give FDA time to review and evaluate information before the product arrives in the U.S., better deploy resources for inspections, and help intercept contaminated products.
Disbursements are expenses incurred by a Customs Broker on behalf of a client, in order for the broker to proceed with that client’s matter. As a Customs broker acting on your behalf, Elyon Brokers Corp. would collect and disburse fees on your behalf. A disbursement fee covers the cost of receiving and making such payments.
The USMCA Certificate of Origin is used by the United States, Mexico and Canada to determine if goods imported into their countries receive reduced or eliminated duty as specified by the Uniteds States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).