IMPORT CARGO TO THE USA

FAQ with LCL Shipments

  1. What is LCL Import to the USA?
  2. What are the Essential Service Conditions and charges when importing goods to the United States?
  3. How should I pay for my LCL import shipment?
  4. Documents requiered to file customs entry and receive customs release.
  5. Wooding-packing restrictions when importing to the U.S.A.
  6. Topics for importing Household Goods.
  7. iQ Global Logistics Corp's Credit Card Authorization Form. 
  8. Regulations for shipping personal effects to the US

Q1: What is LCL Import to the USA?

A: Less than Container Load. Individually skidded (palletized), crated or loose box shipments are consolidated on freight carries bound for the intended destination. This service is designed to those shipments whose space is insufficient to fill a 20 ft container with total capacity of 1168CFT/33.07CBM.

In order to use iQ Global Logistics Corp's (frm. WTX) Economy LCL Seafreight Service shipping items must be boxed or crated and labeled for shipping purpose with complete consigner and consignee addresses and phone numbers.

Import services offered by iQ Global Logistics Corp are LCL Terminal-to-Terminal (CFS-CFS) on FOB and Terminal-to-Door (CFS-Door) on DDP basis. Terminal-to-Terminal Service rates are based primarily on volume of cargo. Weight is not a pricing factor. That is the advantage of shipping sizable cargo using Economy Terminal-to-Terminal Seafreight Service.
Terminal-to-Terminal (CFS-CFS) on FOB rates pablished on-line do not include destination charges. Learn about U.S. destination charges in next topics.

The following commodity CANNOT be shipped using LCL Service:

  1. Motor-vehicles* - we recommend www.shipmyvehicle.com
    * Any motorized vehicle that requires DMV registration (autos, motorcycles, mopeds, jet skis, ATV’s) will not be permitted to move as LCL freight. This is due to US Customs Regulations that will not recognize any warehouse as an exam site for inspection.
  2. Unboxed or uncrated cargo cannot be shipped as LCL. International Moving Companies provide service for shipping unboxed cargo (for an example see www.internationalmovers.com).
  3. Items that will not fit into a 40 foot container (approx.39.5'/12m in Length; 7.5'/2.36m in Width; 8'/2.26m in Height) will be considered oversized and cannot be shipped as LCL.
  4. Hazardous or Over-length (longer than 3.65m / 12ft) and other special or irregular cargo/goods are subject to surcharges and accepted after approval and rate confirmation only.
  5. Perishables Goods are not permitted.
  6. We do not ship animals and plants - we recommend www.airanimal.com
  7. Ro-Ro, bulk or charter cannot be considered as LCL.

Q2: What are the essential service conditions and charges when importing goods to the United States?

When importing goods to the USA, shippers should understand that all shipments are subject to destination charges at the time the cargo enters the United States commerce zone. Destination charges will be collected by, and payable to, a party related to the shipment depending on the type of service requested.

When scheduling a shipment, make sure that you understand type of service that you are ordering from a transportation company. When scheduling a shipment with us, please make sure that you select the appropriate type of service when submitting our booking form online.  Otherwise, when your cargo reaches the destination, you may face the unpleasant situation of having to pay additional and unexpected charges.

This document was created in order to assist in gaining a general understanding of the process of importing goods to the U.S.A. using LCL (Less Than Container) freight service. However, in most cases it can help give you an idea of what charges you might expect when importing goods to the U.S. regardless of mode of transportation.

Notice: in order to avoid using a lot of complicated industry-standard INCOTERM abbreviations and to simplify our terminology, we limited the abbreviations to two. These are the two which are most closely related to the topic at hand: 1) FOB - Free on Board shipments, and 2) DDP - Delivered Duty Paid shipments. Our explanation below is not intended to be a concise definition of these abbreviations when they are used as INCOTERMS, but rather to provide a definition for them as they apply to our service. For a more precise idea of this industry terminology and abbreviations, search the Internet with the keyword “incoterms”. Here is the description of FOB & DDP as it applies to service provided by iQ Global Logistics Corp:

  1. FOB (Free On Board):

    a. TERMINAL–TO-TERMINAL (CFS - CFS) on FOB basis -
    The origin CFS charges are payable by the consigner (shipper) at the origin terminal. All destination charges are on the consignee's (recipient's) account.  

    b. DOOR–TO–TERMINAL (DOOR –  CFS) on FOB basis -
    We will arrange a pickup at the consigner’s (shipper’s) door, cover all charges at the origin CFS, and ship the freight to a requested destination in the USA. However, the consignee (recipient) must pay all charges relating to the recovery of the cargo at the destination in the USA.

  2. DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) – IMPORTANT: All destination charges on DDP shipments will be assessed when the cargo enters the U.S. Commerce Zone. Therefore, when receiving a quote, charges on DDP are provided as an estimate only.

    a. CFS-CFS on DDP basis -
    Similar to CFS - CFS on FOB service, but includes the handling of U.S. Customs and the securing of cargo release for the consignee. Consignee must arrange a pickup from the receiving warehouse.   

    b. CFS-DOOR on DDP basis -
    Includes handling of U.S. Customs and the securing of cargo release for the consignee as well as delivery service to the consignee within the continental USA. 

    c. DOOR-DOOR on DDP basis -
    Origin service is comparable to our DOOR - CFS on FOB service. At the destination, the handling of U.S. Customs and securing cargo release for the consignee is included, as well as delivery service to the consignee within the continental USA. 

FOR ALL FOB (Free on Board) SHIPMENTS: The importer of record (usually consignee/recipient) should be prepared to pay destination charges in order to recover LCL imports after arrival in the USA. These charges can range (depending on the weight and size of the shipment) from USD 250 to 500 or more, plus U.S. Customs Duty (if the shipment is not exempt from duty) and for delivery (if delivery is required. See the delivery rates below).

This chart can help determine the differences between our types of services. Use this chart to determine the right service type for you, and refer to it by name when booking a shipment.

 

ORIGIN

OCEAN FREIGHT
Get it online 24/7

DESTINATION

Pickup

Customs at Origin & Import Documents

THC: Terminal Handling Charges*

Entry & the U.S. Customs Duty

THC: Terminal Handling Charges*

Charges Related to Cargo Releases

Delivery

FOB

CFS-CFS

Payable to origin CFS

Included

Paid by consignee to carrier’s destination agent, Customs Broker, CFSs etc

DOOR-CFS

Included

Included

Included

Included

DDP

CFS-CFS

Paid by consigner at origin CFS to the CFS

Included

Included

Included

Included

Not Included

DOOR-CFS

Included

Included

Included

Included

Included

Included

Included

Not Included

DOOR-DOOR

Included

Included

Included

Included

Included

Included

Included

Included

*May include Fumigation charges at origin or destination

BOOKINGS:

A. BOOK YOUR CFS-CFS (Terminal-to-Terminal) ON FOB SHIPMENT ONLINE AT https://wtxglobal.com/booking_import/

B. FOR ALL OTHER TYPES OF SERVICES or IF THE DESIRED ORIGIN/DESTINATION(S) IS NOT LISTED IN DROPDOWN LIST OF THE booking form online please select the nearest city or port, then type your custom requests in field no. 8 “Comments and Questions” at the bottom of the booking form.

OUR STAFF WILL CONTACT YOU REGARDING ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A CONFIRMED RATE. YOUR SHIPMENT CAN LATER BE SCHEDULED AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.

CLARIFICATION OF CHARGES

CHARGES AT ORIGIN (GENERAL DESCRIPTION):

1. PICKUP (if a pickup is required) – these charges are based on chargeable weight of your cargo and distance between the pickup location and origin seaport (CFS – Container Freight Station). Click on the following link to read more about chargeable weight for inland mode of transportation.

2. CUSTOMS AT ORIGIN AND IMPORT DOCUMENTS – These charges can vary depending on the origin country and individual CFS tariffs. They include but are not limited to: export documents processing fee, fee for completion of export customs formalities, AMS – legal USA security (manifest security) etc.

3. THC: Terminal Handling Charges* - These charges can vary depending on the size and weight of cargo. These charges cover handling your cargo from the receiving dock of the origin terminal until loading into the container and storing the container on the vessel.
*May include Fumigation charges at origin. Click on this link in order to read more about Wood packing restrictions when shipping freight to the USA.

Please note: Origin Customs, Docs fee and THC may range from USD 60 to USD 300+.

 

CHARGES AT DESTINATION IN THE U.S.A. (GENERAL DESCRIPTION):

1. ENTRY FILING AND U.S. CUSTOMS (U.S. GOVERNMENT) RELATED CHARGES - These charges include, but are not limited to: (1) U.S. Customs Duties and taxes assigned by the U.S. Government; (2) U.S. Customs brokers’ fees for filing entry and entry summary in the United States; (3) Other U.S. Government-related charges, which in general consist of a Customs Bond, Merchandise fee, and Harbor Maintenance Fee. The charges are payable by the consignee (recipient) directly to U.S. Customs or a U.S. Customs Broker.

Example of charges per entry related to U.S. Customs clearance:

  • Entry filing for Commercial Shipments - $125.
    Entry filing for Personal Shipments depends on the complexity of documents submitted for a shipment and can vary from $195 to $350 or more. However, as long as it is an informal entry, it will not require Customs Bond.
  • Single entry Customs Bond (for formal entries, commercial shipments) - $75 or $7.00 per $1,000 of value + duty. Applies if the importer does not have a Continuous Bond on file with US Customs. (+250% when entry is processed thru another government agency, FDA, USDA, EPA, etc).
  • U.S. Duty depending on commodity if not exempt from paying duty.
  • Filing additional tariffs (Harmonized codes) - $7 per HTS tariff after two.
  • Merchandise processing fee – 0.21% of value. Minimum $25; Maximum $485. Applies to all imports except temporary imports.
  • Harbor Maintenance Fee – 0.125% of value. Apples to all imports.
  • Disbursement Fee - 25 min / 6% on amount paid on behalf of importer of records (consignee)

You can find a list of licensed U.S. Customs brokers here: www.cbp.gov within the "Ports" section.

2. THC: TERMINAL HANDLING CHARGES:

These charges vary depending on commodity, weight and volume. These charges are payable to the destination station (CFS, receiving terminal).

Example of U.S. destination terminal(s) charges for LCL cargo around 2 CBM / 200 kilos:

  • Staffing fee - $18
  • CFS docs fee - $25
  • Handling charge - $75
  • Pier pass - $5
  • Storage (if any)
  • Port of entry CFS release - $75

An estimation of destination handling charges can be found in our website.
Notice: Handling charges do NOT reflect charges related to terminal's cargo release, CFS docs fee, Warehouse release fee etc.

3. CHARGES RELATED TO CARGO RELEASE:

These charges vary depending on type of carrier, entry and routing. Here is an example of charges related to a cargo releases:

  • Carrier’s destination agent release fee - $55-95. If the destination agent is a CFS itself, then this charge can be included in a Port of entry CFS release.  
  • Messenger fee - $25-55. Covers express mail for payments and documents transfers in order to get an entry and entry summary within a time slot allowed by U.S. Customs – no longer than in 15 working days.
  • Place of Delivery warehouse release fee (if Immediate Transportation. I.e. port of entry is NOT a final destination. As a rule applies on cargo transfers to landlocked cities) - $55-105.

4. DELIVERY (IF A DELIVERY IS REQUIRED):

These charges are based on the chargeable weight of your cargo and the distance between the terminal indicated in your bill of lading as a Place of Delivery and your final delivery location. Click on this link in order to read more about the specifications of chargeable weight for the inland mode of transportation.

Use the rates below in order to estimate delivery charges in the USA. However, actual charges may vary depending on specific conditions for a particular delivery. THIS CHART IS FOR THE PURPOSES OF ESTIMATION. ACTUAL CHARGES WILL BE ASSESSED DURING AN ACTUAL DELIVERY AND ARE SUBJECT TO DIMENSIONAL WEIGHT VERIFICATION.

DELIVERY RATES IN USD. EUROPEAN METRIC SYSTEM - KILOMETERS & KILOGRAMS
 

ADDITIONAL CHARGES THAT MAY APPLY:
- LIFTGATE SERVICE $75 (straight truck with rear lowering mechanism. This is for facilities that do not normally receive freight: residence, small office, construction site, etc. Applies for any one piece exceeding 45k)
- RESIDENTIAL $35 min / .11k  Standard is Threshold Service to/from ground level front door, back door, porch, driveway, garage or acceptable loading/offloading area.
- INSIDE DELIVERY 25min/.11k (If pickup location requires driver to obtain cargo from anywhere beyond the first floor.)
- EXPOSITION/HOTEL DELIVERY: $50 flat
- Dangerous Goods Delivery $50 first UN#, $25 per UN# thereafter.
- Other applicable charges may apply depending on certain conditions for a particular delivery

DELIVERIES THAT EXCEED 70 MILES / 112 KM SHOULD BE QUOTED SEPARATELY or estimate it as $125min/$1.00 per kg (or 125min/ $0.45 per pound (to commercial facility, consignee offloaded) + FUEL 15%. 

DISTANCE, in KM

MINIMUM
CHARGE

PER KILOGRAM

0-48 kilometers

$35

$0.22

48-64 kilometers

$45

$0.26

64-80 kilometers

$60

$0.30

80-112 kilometers

$80

$0.35

ADD FUEL SURCHARGE - 15%


DELIVERY RATES IN USD. U.S. METRIC SYSTEM – MILES & POUNDS (LBS)

DISTANCE, in MILES

MINIMUM
CHARGE

PER LBS

0-30 miles

$35

$0.10

30-40 miles

$45

$0.12

40-50 miles

$60

$0.14

50-70 miles

$80

$0.16

ADD FUEL SURCHARGE - 15%

Q3: How should I pay for my LCL import shipment?

This chart should give you a complete picture how different types of services will work for you. Select an appropriate service type for your particular needs and refer to this type of service when booking a shipment.

 

ORIGIN

OCEAN FREIGHT

DESTINATION

Pickup

Customs at Origin & Import Documents

THC: Terminal Handling Charges*

Entry & the U.S.Customs Duty

THC: Terminal Handling Charges*

Charges Related to Cargo Releases

Delivery

FOB

CFS-CFS

Payable to origin CFS by consigner (shipper). Not included in iQGL invoice.

Upon submitting of booking online
first time shippers will be asked to pay a security deposit of 75% of estimated ocean freight Book & pay it online 24/7

Paid by consignee (recipient) to carrier’s destination agent, Customs Broker, CFSs etc.  iQGL invoice will not include these charges. 

DOOR-CFS

For bookings w/ pickup and or if the origin/destination is not listed in our dropdown list, select the nearest city or port in our Booking request form online, then type your custom requests in field no. 8 “Comments and Questions” .

We will provide a quotation via email. First time shippers are asked to pay a 75% deposit of estimated cost on a DOOR-CFS basis in order to proceed.

We will contact you for any additional information that is necessary.

DDP

CFS-CFS

Paid by consigner at origin CFS to the CFS

Shipper will be asked to provide valid credit card information with written authorization to charge the credit card based on the actual volume of cargo indicated on the Bill of Lading and pay all destination charges before cargo will be released at destination CFS or delivered to the consignee.

Not Included

DOOR-CFS

The procedure to initiate a DOOR-CFS or DOOR-DOOR on DDP shipment is the same as for DOOR-CFS on FOB above. No deposit is required on destination charges, which will be assessed upon shipment’s arrival in the USA**. DDP SERVICE CAN BE ADDED TO AN FOB SHIPMENT AFTER RECEIVING A NOTICE OF THE SHIPMENT’S ARRIVAL IN THE USA.

In order to proceed with a booking on a DDP basis from the start, the shipper must provide valid credit card information with written authorization to charge the credit card based on the actual volume of cargo per the Bill of Lading and pay all destination charges prior to cargo release at destination CFS or delivery to the consignee.

DOOR-DOOR

Shipper will be asked to provide valid credit card information with written authorization to charge the credit card based on the actual volume of cargo indicated on the Bill of Lading and pay all destination charges before cargo will be released at destination CFS or delivered to the consignee.

*May include Fumigation charges at origin or destination

**RATES IN BOOKING CONFIRMATIONS ON DDP BASIS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

  • CUSTOMS DUTY & ENTRY RELATED CHARGES WILL BE ASSESSED ON THE DAY OF ENTRY INTO THE USA;
  • DESTINATION TERMINAL RELATED CHARGES WILL BE ASSESSED ON THE DAY OF RELEASE;
  • DELIVERY CHARGES ARE UPON DIMENSIONAL WEIGHT VERIFICATION.

BOOKINGS:

A. BOOK YOUR CFS-CFS (Terminal-to-Terminal) ON FOB SHIPMENT ONLINE AT https://wtxglobal.com/booking_import/

B. FOR ALL OTHER TYPES OF SERVICES or IF THE DESIRED ORIGIN/DESTINATION(S) IS NOT LISTED IN DROPDOWN LIST OF THE booking form online please select the nearest(s) city or port, then type your custom requests in field no. 8 “Comments and Questions” at the bottom of the booking form.

OUR STAFF WILL CONTACT YOU REGARDING ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A CONFIRMED RATE. YOUR SHIPMENT CAN THAN LATER BE SCHEDULED AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.

Q4: DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO FILE CUSTOMS ENTRY AND RECEIVE CUSTOMS RELEASE

MANDATORY DOCUMENTS:

A. Bill of Lading – Carriers transport document. Shows cargo routing, buyer, seller, cargo description, etc.

Three Ocean Bill of Lading Types:

  • Original – S/S Line releases cargo once (endorsed) O.B.L. is surrendered along with all collect charges. Usually only 3 Originals O.B.L.’s are produced by Steamship Line. Only one Original must be surrendered to Steamship Line to claim cargo.
  • Non-Negotiable – Copies
  • Express Release – No Originals Issued by Steamship Line.

B. Commercial Invoice – Description of commodity (cargo/freight) being shipped.

All Commercial Invoices must be in English and show:

  • Value of cargo in US Dollars (exchange rate = date of export);
  • Shippers full name and address (M.I.D. – manufacturer’s identification);
  • Buyers full name and address;
  • Detailed description of cargo/freight;
  • Quantity of cargo shipped;
  • Weight of cargo shipped;
  • Cargo’s Country of Origin

C. Power of Attorney

 

---------- COPY AND PAST THE FORM, PRINT IT, FILL IT OUT AND FAX TO US ----------

 

                                                        POWER OF ATTORNEY

         Department of the Treasury, U.S. Customs Service141.32 CFR 19

 

TAX ID#

 

   Federal TAX ID# for Corporations, Social Security# for individuals

 

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT  (1)

 

                                                                                                                FULL – LEGAL ORGANIZATION NAME OF IMPORTER

 

doing business under the laws of the State of (2)

 

or a (3)

 

                                                                U.S. STATE YOUR ORGANIZATION IS LICENSED TO DO BUSINESS

 

doing business as (4)

 

                                                DOING BUSINESS AS OR TRADE NAME

 

Residing at (5)

 

 

                                FULL STREET ADDRESS, CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE                                                      PHONE#

and having an office and place of business appoints PS Customs Brokerage THROUGH AUTHORITIES AND DESIGNATED EMPLOYEES as a true and lawful agent and attorney of the grantor at NAMED ABOVE, hereby named above for and in the name, place, of said grantor from this date and in all Customs Districts and in no other name to make, endorse, sign, declare, or swear to any Customs entry, withdrawal, declaration , certificate ,bill of lading, carnet or other documents required by law or regulation in connection with the importation, transportation, or  exportation of any merchandise shipped or consigned by or to said grantor, to perform any act or condition which may be required by law or regulation in connection with such merchandise, to receive any merchandise deliverable to said grantor.

                To make endorsements on bills of lading , conferring authority to make entry and collect drawback, and to make, sign, declare, or swear to any statement, supplemental statement, schedule, supplemental schedule, certificate of delivery, certificate of manufacture,  certificate of manufacture and delivery, abstract of manufacturing  records, declaration of proprietor or drawback entry, or any other affidavit or document which may be required by law or regulation for drawback purposes, regardless of whether such bill of lading sworn statement, schedule, certificate, abstract, declaration, or other affidavit or document is intended for  filling in  said district or in any other Customs district.

                To sign, seal, and deliver for and as the act of said grantor any bond required by law or regulation in connection with the entry or withdrawal of imported merchandise or merchandise exported with or without benefit of drawback, or in connection with the entry, clearance,  lading, unlading or navigation of any vessel or other means of conveyance owned or operated by said grantor, and any and all bonds which may be voluntarily given and accepted under applicable laws and regulations, consignee’s and owners declarations provide for in section 485, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended or affidavits in connection with the entry of merchandise.

To sign and swear to any document and to perform any act that may be necessary or required by law or regulation to connection with the entering, clearing, lading, unlading, or operation of any vessel or other means of conveyance owned or operated by said grantor.

                To authorize other Customs Brokers to act as grantor’s agent; to receive, endorse and collect checks issued for Customs duty refunds in grantor’s name drawn on the Treasurer of the United States; if the grantor is a nonresident of the United States, to accept service of process on behalf of the grantor:

                And generally to transact Customs business, including marking, signing, and filing of protest under section 514 of the Tariff Act of 1930. In which said grantor is or may be concerned or interested and which may properly be transacted or performed by an agent and attorney, given to said agent and attorney full power and authority to  do anything requisite and necessary to be done in the premises as fully as said grantor could do if present and acting, hereby ratifying and confirming all that the said agent and attorney shall lawfully do by virtue of these presents: the foregoing power of attorney to remain in full force and in effect until REVOKED or until notice of revocation in writing is duly given to and received by grantee.  If the donor of this power of attorney is partnership, the said power shall in no case have any force or effect after the expiration of 2 yrs from the date of its receipt in the office of the District Director of Customs and the said District(s) “With the power to authorize other Custom Brokers duly licensed within the territory to act as grantor’s agent; to receive, endorse and collect checks issued for Customs duty refunds in grantors name drawn on the Treasurer of the United States. If the grantor is a nonresident of the United States, to accept service of process on behalf of the grantor.”

                                                                                       SECTION 111.29(b) (1) CFR 19

If you are the importer of record, payment to the broker will not relieve you of liability for customs charges (duties, taxes or other debts owed US Customs) In the event charges are not paid by the broker. Therefore, If you pay by check, Customs charges may be paid  with separate check payable to the “US Customs Service” which can be delivered  to Customs by the broker. Importers who wish to utilize this procedure must contact our office in advance to arrange timely receipt of duty checks.

 

(IN WITNESS HERE OF the said 

X

 

 

 

 

                                                                  WITNESSING OFFICER: Full signature                                     PRINTED/TYPED NAME                               TITLE                                                              DATE

 

Has caused the presents to be sealed and signed

X

 

 

                                                                                                                                                PRIMARY OFFICER FULL SIGNATURE                                                      PRINTED/TYPED NAME

 

 

PRINTED TITLE OFFICER OF COMPANY                         DATE

(must be CEO, President, Vice President, etc)

 

 

 -------------------- END OF THE FORM ---------------------

 

HOW TO COMPLETE THE POA:

 

IF A CORPORATION

 

First Field: Enter Federal Tax ID number.


(1)  Full legal name as it appears on corporate charter.

(2)  State of incorporation.

(3)  Not applicable to corporations

(4)  Name under which business is being conducted other than #1.

(5)  Physical address, city, zip code & phone# (P.O. Box not acceptable)

  

IF AN INDIVIDUAL, SOLE PROPRIETOR OR PARTNERSHIP

 

First Field: Enter Social Security number

 

(1)     Full name of individual.  If partnership, full name of all partners

(2)     N/A

(3)  Designate whether an individual or a partnership.

(4)  Name under which business is being conducted. (Trade Name or DBA Name)

(5)  Full physical address of person signing at bottom. (street address, city, state, zip)  P.O. Boxes not acceptable.

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS DEPENDING ON COMMODITY AND COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

D. Packing List – Breakdown description: pieces, weights and packing materials. (Examples - Wood Pallets, Skids, Crates, Boxes, Dunnage, Straw Packing, etc.)

E. Fumigation Certificate– Certification that cargo and packing materials were fumigated after cargo had been containerized and is free of Infestation.

F. Special Documents – Dependent on commodity and country of origin.

  • Visa
  • Quota
  • Visa/Quota
  • Certificate of Origin
  • North American Free Trade Agreement Certificate of Origin (N.A.F.T.A.)
  • Packing Declaration
  • Dangerous Goods Declaration – hazardous materials
  • Fish and Wildlife Declaration
  • Consular Legalized documents
  • F.D.A.
  • U.S.D.A.
  • Anti-Dumping

Q5: Wooding-packing restrictions when importing to the U.S.A.

A: IMPORTANT: In order to use our import service your cargo must be crated or palletized and shrink-wrapped before delivery to the export terminal (CFS)*. If the palletizing of loose boxes is required at the terminal, then it is consigner’s (shipper’s) responsibility to contact the terminal in advance in order to verify that the service is offered. 

*WOODEN PACKING MATERIALS: If the cargo contains wooden packing materials, all of these wooden materials must be fumigated before delivery to the export terminal. We recommend the use of plastic pallets or plywood (treated) crates. Wooden packaging materials (pallet, crate, etc.) must have a special fumigation label burned onto it.
 
Learn more about wood packing at www.wtxglobal.com/wood-packing/
 
 
Q6: Topics for importing Household Goods
 
A: IMPORTANT: We cannot guarantee that the U.S. Customs will not reclassify cargo that had been initially declared as a Household goods to a commercial shipment and assign a duty for it.
  • Household goods are subject to informal entry into the USA regardless of value. These shipments should NOT be subject to U.S. customs duties. So, you may skip step #1 in the question #2 “What are the Essential Service Conditions and charges when importing goods to the United States?” and do NOT need to pay the $95 duty estimation fee.  


    However, as a rule FOR PERSONAL SHIPMENTS, BEFORE WE PROCEED WITH A SHIPMENT, WE REQUIRE A SECURITY DEPOSIT. The security deposit is equal to the estimated CFS-CFS ocean freight charges based on information provided by consigner in the booking request. The security deposit will be applied to our final invoice. The final invoice will be issued to consignee before we send an arrival notice, if CFS-CFS on FOB; OR before cargo release confirmation to a destination terminal or delivery to consignee, if CFS-DOOR on DDP. See the question #2 “What are the Essential Service Conditions and charges when importing goods to the United States?” for detailed explanation of our service conditions when importing cargo to the USA     

 
Q7: iQ Global Logistics Corp Credit Card Authorization Form
 
Download the form in PDF format from THIS LINK
 
or COPY AND PAST THE FORM, PRINT IT, FILL IT OUT AND FAX TO US:
 
iQ GLOBAL LOGISTICS CORP'S CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM 

[ Fill it out and fax to 1-703-935-0507 or telephone to: 1-703-433-0280 ]

 

I, the credit card holder, ________________________________________,

 

hereby authorize iQ Global Logistics Corp to charge my credit card for the

 

shipment Reference# IM_________________________

 

( ) VISA    ( ) MasterCard    ( ) American Express

 

Number: _________________________________________________________
 
Expiration Date: _______ /________ Security Code*: ________________  

 

*The card security code is a unique three or four-digit number printed on your credit card.

For Visa and Master Card it is the last three-digit number printed on the reverse of the card.

For American Express it is the four-digit number printed on the front of the card, above the account number.

 

Name as it appears on the credit card ________________________________

 

Credit Card Billing Address:

 

Street address:____________________________________________________

City:__________________________________   State (if in U.S.): __________

 

Zip (Postal) Code: ___________   Country: ____________________________

 

Telephone: _________________________  E-mail: _______________________

 

A. As the credit card holder I authorize iQ Global Logistics Corp to charge my credit card account in the amount that will be indicated in iQ Global Logistics Corp final invoice** before cargo will be released from the destination terminal or delivered to the consignee.

 

**I UNDERSTAND THAT THE CHARGES IN THE FINAL INVOICE WILL BE ASSESSED AS FOLLOWS:

·          OCEAN FREIGHT CHARGES THAT WERE CONFIRMED ON THE DAY OF BOOKING CONFIRMATION;

·          CUSTOMS DUTY & ENTRY CHARGES WILL BE ASSESSED ON THE DAY OF ENTRY INTO THE USA;

·          DESTINATION TERMINAL RELATED CHARGES WILL BE ASSESSED ON THE DAY OF RELEASE;

·          DELIVERY CHARGES WILL BE ASSESSED ON DIMENSIONAL WEIGHT VERIFICATION.

See the essential service conditions at www.wtxglobal.com/faq_import/#Q2 

 

B. IF A SECURITY DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO PROCEED WITH MY SHIPMENT, then I authorize that my credit card can be charged in the amount of a security deposit before iQ Global Logistics Corp will proceed with the shipment.

 

I authorize charges in the amount of the security deposit USD __________  

Or (  ) check if no security deposit required in order to proceed with the shipment. 

 

Cardholder's Signature __________________________ Date ___/___/______

 
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Q8: Regulations for shipping personal effects to the U.S.A.
 
Please note some important information that if followed through, will help us to
reduce delays and costs to consignees due to US customs Security Holds.
 
We have been receiving a lot of requests from US Customs for more information
relating to shipments to private individuals. We insist that all AMS filing details
showing importer as private individual (such as personal effects / household
goods / handicrafts / new or used furniture) from now on include the following
information:
  1. Packing list in English with value in USD assigned of each shipping unit, containing senders and receivers address, as well as number of packages with its contents. Click on this link to see an example of valued packing list form. You may it as a guide. 
      
  2. Complete consignee (recepient) contact details. I.e. Full name, address, telephone number, e-mail address etc.
     
     
  3. Clear readable passport copy showing passport number and date of birth to
    verify identity.
     
  4. Consignee's (recepient's) U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) or copy of U.S. Visa.

E-mail it to us in an attached file or fax it to + 1-703-935-0507.
Put your iQGL reference on it. 

Please note that if these information are incomplete we cannot load your
shipment. This is to avoid a full consolidation container hold at destination.

Also, when a personal shipment will be entered in the U.S. Commerce Zone, importer of records (as a rule consignee, recipient) has to be prepared to fill out this U.S. Customs form CF 3299 - DECLARATION  FOR  FREE  ENTRY OF UNACCOMPANIED ARTICLES.

 

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