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Elevate Your Business with Universal Logistics’ U.S. Customs Brokerage Services

Elevate Your Business with Universal Logistics’ U.S. Customs Brokerage Services

Cross-border trade can be a complicated process, especially when it comes to navigating the intricacies of U.S. customs. Universal Logistics provides a range of services to simplify customs procedures, guarantee compliance, and optimize logistics operations throughout the United States.

Comprehensive Customs Clearance Services

Universal Logistics is a company that has a team of licensed professionals stationed at key border crossings in the United States, such as Buffalo, New York, to ensure quick and accurate customs clearance. They participate in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Remote Location Filing (RLF) program, allowing them to manage electronic releases swiftly across the entire country to improve the efficiency of your shipments. Additionally, the Pre-Arrival Processing System (PAPS) is used to expedite the release of shipments upon arrival, minimizing delays and reducing downtime for your business operations.

Advanced Compliance and Consultation Services

Ensuring compliance is crucial in order to avoid costly penalties and delays. At Universal Logistics, we take this responsibility seriously. Our company is fully automated with U.S. Customs through the Automated Broker Interface (ABI). Moreover, we hold certifications under the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and are members of both the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) and the Northern Border Customs Brokers Association (NBCBA). These affiliations and technologies guarantee that every entry is accounted for accurately, adhering strictly to compliance requirements.

Apart from handling customs entries, Universal Logistics provides expert consulting services as well. Our team offers guidance backed by years of industry experience, whether you need assistance with product classification, valuation issues, or understanding USMCA/CUSMA origin eligibility. We also extend our consultancy services to managing complex customs issues such as anti-dumping and countervailing duties, quota restraints, and the preparation and management of Blanket Certifications for USMCA/CUSMA.

Proactive Post-Clearance Support

It is important to ensure compliance with customs regulations even after goods have been cleared at the border. Universal Logistics provides post-clearance services such as voluntary corrections, compliance reviews, and audit support to help your business stay compliant with evolving customs regulations. This proactive approach helps identify and correct discrepancies before they become issues. Additionally, we can assist in recovering duties through mechanisms like duty drawbacks.

Why Choose Universal Logistics?

Universal Logistics has been in the logistics industry for more than seven decades. They have established a reputation for resolving complex logistics and compliance issues. They use their deep knowledge to benefit your operations and are committed to providing excellent client care. You can be sure that your business will receive tailored solutions that meet specific needs when you partner with them for your U.S. customs brokerage requirements. This way, you can focus more on your core business activities while leaving the intricate details of customs clearance and compliance to the experts. To learn more about how Universal Logistics can help you with your U.S. customs needs, please visit our U.S. Customs Brokerage page.


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