Common Freight Costs & Charges
Who Charges the Customs Clearance Fee: Forwarder or Customs Broker
Charge At: Origin/Destination
Customs Clearance Fee Description: This charge covers the process to prepare and submit Customs Entry documentation to the CBP.
AKA Customs Brokerage.
Customs Clearance Fee Tips: The standard rate for Customs Clearance is around $50 for clearance with China’s Customs, and $100-$120 for clearance with CBP.
It cannot be anticipated on the freight quote, but CBP may (at their discretion) conduct an examination, accruing costs for you (refer ISF Filing, above).
Examination is almost certain for some products, e.g. food, drugs, animal goods, your documentation is also supplied to other government agencies (OGA) concerned with threats to national health, safety, and security.
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