All merchandise coming into any country must clear Its Customs and Border Protection and is subject to Customs duty, unless specifically exempted by law. Clearance involves a number of steps, which include inspection and appraisement.

Import shipping and customs law requires that duty be paid on goods entering the county, according to its official classification from a tariff schedule. Sometimes a surety bond is required, and some types of goods must meet admissibility standards, with proper permits secured in advance by the importer.

At Export-Import Services Corporation, our licensed, professional import services team has years of experience and ensures your goods sail smoothly through the 220+ country’s Customs process, which can be fraught with delays and frustrations for the uninitiated.

Our representative will determine whether your import shipping needs require door-to-door forwarding service, Customs clearance, or both. We’ll contact our worldwide network of agents to work with your foreign contact to ship the merchandise properly. We’ll prepare the bills of lading, organize forwarding, handle the Customs clearance, tariffs and duty, and any related fees. If there is a problem, we’ll know what to do to fix it. Get started today.



Buyers and sellers wishing to export goods will benefit from the deep knowledge and experience of our Export-Import Corporation professional freight forwarding staff.

Our export services team navigates the latest regulations, minimizes paperwork, expedites transit, and lowers shipping costs with truly personalized service. Export-Import representatives attend the latest seminars and keep abreast of industry changes.

An export services professional has been guiding shippers on export shipping logistics and the best way to move their goods via sea, truck and air since 1980. As a freight forwarding expert, she knows to ask if certain merchandise is temperature or moisture sensitive, and should be booked below a steamship’s deck, or if certain airlines should be avoided for excess delays.

Personal effects, food items, autos – Rosa’s shipped them all. “One time I did matching Porsches,” she says. “His was black; hers was white.”

“Experience is important; you have to know what you are doing, how to pick up freight and book it, how to prepare an inland bill of lading,” said Rosa.

“You need to know if a shipment contains licensed goods, or dangerous goods, or if the shipper is unaware if they are sending merchandise to a boycotted country. If that is the case, and the Indian government finds out, there will be penalties and there will be delays.”