Customs brokerage is an extremely important, yet often overlooked function of international logistics management. Failure to comply with the thousands of U.S. Customs and other government agency regulations can result in (among other things) the assessment of stiff penalties, higher tariffs, Customs audits, and cargo being detained or refused entry. Now, in the post 9/11 era, security has moved to the forefront as the war on terrorism takes center stage, adding even more regulations to an already highly regulated industry.
Hankyu Hanshin specializes in helping our clients demystify and sort through these regulations. Our nationally licensed staff will work closely with clients to help them avoid costly penalties and delays while enabling them to take full advantage of the benefits offered through various free trade agreements (such as NAFTA) and other revenue favorable programs (such as GSP, APTA, Foreign Trade Zones, etc.) offered by the government.
Hankyu Hanshin offers a complete portfolio of brokerage services to our clients (including duty drawback, full product line classification, compliance management, duty reduction assistance, etc.). Our electronic interface with U.S. Customs and other government agencies through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) permits us to clear your shipment before it ever enters the country. This allows us to streamline the movement of your cargo and further reduce your overall cycle time.
We are also members to the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA), a trade association representing licensed customs brokers, freight forwarders and other transportation intermediaries.