How a customs clearance works

How it works 2024-05-03T08:39:54+00:00

1. Getting Started

Create your free account & complete the Clearit online Power of Attorney

About Power of Attorney:

A power of attorney is required for a customs broker to transact on your behalf with U.S. Customs. Ours is simple and easy.

2. Submit your request

Here you will provide basic shipment details and upload required documents

Required documents:
  • Importer Security Filing (ISF) Ocean only
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Bill of lading
  • Permits / PGAs Upon request

Don’t have all your documents?

With Clearit, you will be able to upload documents at any time throughout the clearance process via our virtual work-space.

3. Your agent gets to work for you

Your agent will review your submission and notify you via our virtual workspace if any further documents or information are required.

They will continue to keep you updated on the status of your shipment and we encourage any questions along the way.

Clearit virtual workspace:

Chat with your agent, upload documentation, review billing and more all within one organized work-space.

4. Your clearance request is processesed

Your agent will create your customs declaration and submit it directly to U.S. Customs via our secure Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

Clearit is backed by 35 years of Customs Clearance experience

Clearit is a licensed U.S. Customs Broker with the ability to Remote File across all ports in the United States of America (National License Number 32477)

5. Payment

Clearit is a C.O.D service; upon submission to U.S. Customs a credit card payment is required. This payment includes:

  • Duties If applicable
  • Customs fees If applicable
  • Brokerage fee
  • Freight and warehouse payments Upon request
  • Disbursement fees If applicable

Clearit as a payment facilitator:

Upon request Clearit can make payments on your behalf in order to expedite the release of you cargo (ocean and air).

We accept:

6. Release of goods

Once your clearance has been confirmed by U.S. Customs, your will recieve copies of your 7501 (Customs Accounting Document). Your goods are released and ready for final destination.

You’re all set:

Upon request Clearit can make payments on your behalf in order to expedite the release of you cargo (ocean and air).

Need delivery too?  *Coming soon*

Clearit can arrange the pick up and delivery of cargo anywhere in the USA

Start clearing customs now.

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