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Joyce Logistics, Inc.
111 South Independence Mall East, Suite 740 •
• Philadelphia, PA 19106 •
• 215-592-7080 • Fax 215-592-7083 •

 US Customs Broker License 13449 

The number is staggering: 500 pages of Customs regulations and thousands of tariff items greet each shipment imported into the United States. Someone has to process and navigate through all the paperwork, understand the nuances of the importation laws, ensure the products pass through customs, are picked up, and of course, reach their destination. That is where the customs broker comes in and you want knowledge CUSTOM_DECLARATIONand experience.

Joyce Logistics, Inc., under President Dave Joyce, has been in the customs brokerage business for almost 20 years in Philadelphia, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States, with an international airport and harbor. At Joyce Logistics, Inc., we are dedicated to providing professional Customs Brokerage service using the latest technology. We also clear fruits, vegetables and perishables with USDA inspections, usually the same day they are imported.

database_formThe customs broker is a highly-trained professional, licensed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He must possess thorough knowledge oftariff schedules and Customs regulations and keep abreast of the constant changes in the law and administrative regulations. The broker must be well versed in determining proper classifications and dutiable value, and be fully aware of the vast number of commodities subject to quotas. Many brokers help clients choose modes of transportation and appropriate carriers, which require analyses of a vast body of data. They also provide assistance to importers in assigning shipments the best routes. There are estimates for land based costs, payments of goods through draft, letters of credit insurance, and re-delivery of cargo if there is more than one port of destination.

Joyce Logistics has been doing it for almost 20 years.

The broker must be aware of any potential problem involving every item represented, including cargo handling. This includes all factors affectingTAX_REPORT appraisement, exchange rates and the many regulations concerning calculation of duties. The broker is often in contact with over 40 government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) on meat importation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on vehicle emission standards, or Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on product safety.

Joyce Logistics has been doing it for almost 20 years.

Customs Tip:
Customs Examinations:
As an importer, you are required to make your cargo available to U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) for examination. Years ago, CSB would send inspectors to the freight facility to examine cargo. Now examinations are handled at a Centralized Exam Station (CES). The CES is a privately owned facility that provides the labor to make cargo available to CBP.

If your shipment is selected for examination, you will be responsible for the charges from the CES as well as the cost to transport the cargo to the CES. It is important to understand that these charges do not come from Customs, but from a private company.

From the CBP Answers page on their web site:

Drop us an e-mail, use the contact form or call us toll-free at 1-800-684-4044.
Remember, Joyce Logistics has been in the customs brokerage business almost 20 years.

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