Within the complex framework of the global shipping network, there are a huge number of interests involved. So many products and loads are imported from overseas and therefore, are subject to various regulations, across the different countries that were passed. These incur various costs, taxes and fines, and so, are important for your business to be aware of. In the United States, this is just the same. And, when a bonded load of cargo has been received, it will need to pass through the same customs process as with any other import. However, you may not always need to pay certain costs, especially when the US is not your final destination. The rules for your specific load will vary, depending on your intentions. So, it can be in your interests to work alongside a licensed company, who will give you the proper advice and guidance about handling your shipment.
Licensed Bonded Carrier
Shippers Transport Express are a licensed bonded carrier, within the area of Seattle and Tacoma. We have the correct certification, which allows us to move any bonded load. That means, we will be able to transport any in-bond shipment through the country, whether that is to then leave the country again or to be left in another warehouse, elsewhere. Our company operates within the proper legal guidelines and are serious on compliance. So, you know you can place your trust in us, to handle your encounter with the process. We will help you understand and manage all of the legal ramifications with customs, ensuring that you are only paying for what you have to.
For any piece of cargo entering the United States, customs must be consulted and informed. Taxes and duties are placed on every import, all of which need to be paid. If yours are left unpaid, then you won’t be able to remove your shipment from the entrance port. It will sit in a customs warehouse, until the full amount is paid. If left unpaid, your cargo will simply be removed or destroyed, leaving your investment completely worthless.
A bonded shipment is any cargo, being moved in the United States, without the need to pay any taxes or duties. That is because, a bonded shipment will never be destined for the country. It will merely be passing through, to then be transported to its final destination. To reach said destination, you may need to pass towards another port in the country or across the border. For that, you are going to need a licensed bonded carrier.
Value to Your Business
Working with Shippers Transport Express, as a trusted bonded carrier, means that you can ad value to your business. It means, that if you need to move through the country, you don’t need to pay any more than you should be. There will be no difficulty in the entrance port and you can make the transit much smoother and more efficient. And, our team will be able to give you real and valuable advice, when it comes to handling the customs process in the US. For any company not familiar with them, that can be one of the most essential resources, to have access to.