establishing an import program -- or refining your existing one -- review your
needs with ZANES. Our knowledgeable personnel can advise and assist you in
producing a trouble-free import program, both in transportation and expedited
delivery of your goods, and in complying with the requirements and review by
forty-plus government agencies. Go to Customs
import requirements and import procedures
for importing information.
TRANSPORT TO THE UNITED STATES
A network of U.S. and world-wide agents enables ZANES to arrange
transportation from anywhere in the world to any destination in the United
States. ZANES provides very competitive transport pricing to enable our
importers to have the best total costs available.
Thanks to our excellent contacts with marine underwriters, ZANES can
provide the required insurance for cargo moves between the U.S. and any point in
the world -and at very competitive prices. The advantages of our
arrangements are many: for example, should you experience general average on one
of your shipments, our underwriters will post bonds to release your goods
without the required cash deposit.
More than forty U.S. government agencies have interest in the
admissibility of foreign goods and services into U.S. markets. Importers
can incur serious penalties if proper releases are not obtained. ZANES
properly handles your clearances by identifying agency requirements and securing
the proper releases.
ELECTRONIC CUSTOMS FILINGS
ZANES is a full-service
automated customs broker. From ISF "10+2" filing, selectivity processing,
customs entry summary (all types), ACH payment processing, Periodic Monthly
Statement processing for eligible importers, including other government agency
filings such as Food & Drug, including Anti-Bio Terrorism Prior Notification,
DOT, FCC filings, USDA, CPSC, etc. Additionally, electronic filing
extensions, protests, and customs rulings are all available. These
processes expedite the release of cargo, and permit the timely payment of
ZANES can assist importers in establishing proper marking, tagging and
labeling of goods, avoiding costly delays and expensive corrective measures
after the arrival of the product in the U.S.
For importers who need to know their costs per unit into warehouse
immediately upon arrival, ZANES can provide landed costs reports. Our
reports describe all costs, including, but not limited to, freight, duty, user's
fees, port charges and other overheads the importer may want factored into the
cost of the product. This enables early delivery to clients, with the
assurance that the pricing is proper.
DRAWBACK ON DUTIES PAID
- If an imported product is exported as is, or made into another product,
the importer or its customers may be entitled to a refund of customs
duties. ZANES can determine if drawback is applicable and can secure your
refund for you.
- By law, importers are required to maintain certain records for a period
of five years. These records must be readily available for
Customs compliance audits. ZANES can assist the importer in
identifying needed records and in being prepared when Customs calls.
Power of Attorney
Customer Letter of Authority
New to Importing???
A Guide to Importing into the U.S.
What the Trade should Know
Zanes C-TPAT Certification
U.S. Government Links