Import compliance violations can result in sanctions and fines as well as the interruption or even loss of import privileges. Because of the complexities surrounding the Customs process, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection encourages importers to work with licensed Customs Brokers to meet import compliance expectations.
By law, importers are required to maintain certain records for a period of five years. These records must be readily available for U.S. Customs compliance audits. Robert F. Barnes Customs Broker can assist you in identifying the records you need to keep.
All imported shipments of FDA-regulated products are reviewed by the FDA and must comply with the same standards as domestic products. The FDA decides if products are admissible into U.S. commerce and may also refuse entry of any imported goods that violate or appear to violate any provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Robert F. Barnes Customs Broker can submit the necessary Customs and FDA entry information on behalf of the importer.
Robert F. Barnes Customs Brokerage can also assist importers establish proper marking, tagging, and labeling of goods in order to avoid costly delays and expensive corrective measures after products arrive in the U.S.
We are fully automated and can easily interact with Customs and other government agencies in the digital environment. Our up-to-date software enables us to provide excellent and expeditious service. We are C-TPAT Certified and participate in the Remote Location Filing program, which allows us to clear shipments arriving anywhere in the U.S.