World Wide Customs Brokers
- Canada Customs Clearance
- Other Customs Clearance
- Duty Drawback or Deferral
- AMPS and Compliance
- Consulting Services
Canada Customs Clearance
Getting goods into Canada needs to be handled quickly and efficiently for today’s fast-paced business world. With our years of experience, We focus on customs regulations and internal customs compliance programs, ensure adherence to preferential tariff rules, and provide improved information management.
Link to Canada Border Services Agency regulations & Interpretation [click to link] or call your nearest World Wide Customs Brokers office for more info.
We can provide the following customs services:
- Import clearances at all Canadian Ports
- Full EDI capabilities
- 24-hour emergency response team
- Managed account services
- Consulting services
- Compliance audits
- On-line PARS Tracking
- Document management services
- Automated system alerts and notifications
- User-defined customized reports
- Non-Resident importer program
- Integrated solutions
U.S. Customs Clearance
Need to clear customs fast? Our experienced technical experts help your goods clear quickly and efficiently, using our electronic customs-clearance network. By taking advantage of the latest Customs release initiatives, and reviewing your goods to make sure they comply with product-specific regulations.
Shipping goods across the 49th parallel into the United States requires a careful knowledge of the rules and regulations. The processing is sometimes complicated — not simplified — by NAFTA or the recently negotiated USMCA.
We’ll also help to ensure compliance with the rules of other US federal agencies (besides US Customs & Border Protection)
- U.S. Department of Agriculture (fruits and vegetables)
- U.S. Department of Transportation (automobiles, motorcycles and parts)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (pesticides, motor vehicles)
- Federal Communications Commission (electronic appliances, computers, etc.)
Other International Customs Services
Utilizing our corporate and affiliate network, we can effectively procure your import clearances at most locations throughout the world in a seamless fashion
We support ATA Carnet Services to expedite the customs processing and liability associated with temporary imports / exports
Compliance with import / export regulatory affairs – Import / Export Permit Application processing
When imported goods are duty-paid and shipped outside the country again, especially as components in a larger piece of equipment, you may be entitled to a refund of some or all of the duty paid. We can facilitate this process and save your company significant amounts of money. World Wide Customs Brokers will help you process past claims to which you may be entitled, and implement processes to ensure that new claims are processed promptly when you qualify for a refund.
Duty deferral is similar to duty drawback, but better for your business’s cash flow. When you are importing certain qualified goods which are to be re-exported, you may be eligible for a duty deferral authorization. This saves you from having to pre-pay duties, only to have to wait until the goods have been re-exported and then making a claim for a rebate of the duties paid.
AMPS (Administrative Monetary Penalty System) is a penalty regime imposed by Canada Customs for a wide range of infractions, errors and omissions. To minimize these, it is important to have a professional Customs Broker on your side.
Today’s climate of efficient government means that processing is expedited based on the paperwork provided. That gets your goods across the border faster, but doesn’t end your customs exposure against re-assessments, fines and penalties. The government reserves the right to a post-importation audits (similar to the way Revenue Canada can audit a tax return after it has been filed). We’re experienced in the process and with the obligatory rules and regulations governing the import and export of goods. We can help you prepare and guide you through the process.
In today’s fast-paced world, sometimes new goods don’t fit into a neat classification. Where there is a choice of categories, the discretion of the customs official can have a big impact on your duty-paid cost and your competitive position. We can reduce this risk by getting rulings before you cross the border with a shipment. If imported goods have had a higher-than-expected duty rate levied, we can appeal for a ruling by providing appropriate information to substantiate a lower rate.
Our in-house consultants offer an extensive range of services to help you minimize duty liabilities, maximize duty refunds, exemptions, & deferrals, and ensure compliance with Customs and federal agencies. We can also help you take greater advantage of NAFTA and other tariff preference programs and ensure that you are compliant in the new AMPS Customs regime.
Our customs experts can guide you through the complexity of:
- Customs Manuals and documentation preparation
- Customs Self Assessment (CSA)
- Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
- Duty/tax recovery
- Foreign Trade Zone analysis
- Free and Secure Trade (F.A.S.T.)
- Harmonized Tariff System classification
- Partners in Protection (P.I.P)
- NAFTA compliance
- Product-specific requirements
- Tax requirements and exemptions
- Temporary Imports
Some of the key industries in which specialize:
- Oil and Gas
- Motion Picture and Television
- Airborne Remote Sensing
- Industrial Plant Equipment
Customs Brokerage News
Here are news stories about recent changes or announcements affecting Canada Customs, US Customs, European Customs and World Customs
The following is an excerpt from Canadian Shipper Online. The NAFTA train remains on track…
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched two new pages on their website…
With the increased import volume we continue to see customs exam containers taking longer time…