Simplifying Customs and Compliance
Unicargo’s comprehensive compliance solutions range from customs clearance to accurate product classification, duty and tax optimization, free trade agreements, and risk management. Experience minimized costs and delays no matter the size, industry, or origin of your business.
Why Choose Unicargo's Customs and Compliance Services?
Masters of Compliance
Knowing the ins and outs of regulation while staying up to date with constantly changing FDA and PGA guidelines ensures our clients, exporters, and importers alike bypass bureaucracy and eliminate penalties.
Get products to the market faster. Our advanced technology and efficient processes allow us to streamline the customs clearance process, reducing delays and costs associated with clearance.
Eliminating unwanted surprises. We help you identify and mitigate potential risks associated with customs and compliance, such as fines, penalties, and shipment delays.
Success Driven by Unparalleled Expertise
The ever-changing world of customs and compliance can be complex to navigate, and when done wrong can significantly impact your business and operations.
There is no one size fits all; customs and compliance require tailored solutions to match your business goals and operations. We combine our extensive experience and industry knowledge to offer unparalleled expertise, guiding businesses of all sizes, industries, and origins through the complex regulatory landscape.
Streamline Your Customs and Compliance with Unicargo’s Online Platform
Track customs processes easily with Unicargo’s platform. Get instant updates on shipment status and clearance progress with seamless tracking of changes, documents, and delivery predictions. Monitor your customs operations with confidence and efficiency using our online solution tailored to your needs.
Accurate classification and valuation of goods are essential in determining the correct duties and taxes applicable to the products being imported. Our in-house experts will help you classify a wide range of products by determining the correct Harmonized System (HS) or Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes and the cost of goods sold (COGS) for your shipments.
Optimizing Duties and Taxes
The high costs associated with duties and taxes are not a reality you need to simply accept. We leverage available programs, exemptions, and tools to reduce costs and improve your bottom line, all while ensuring compliance with customs regulations.
Proactive Risk Management
International trade is subject to a wide range of risks, including financial, legal, reputational, and operational risks. Failure to manage these risks effectively results in penalties, fines, seizures, and other consequences that can significantly impact your business’s bottom line.
We take a proactive approach to identify, mitigate, and manage potential issues before they escalate, ensuring smooth and peaceful operations of your business.
What is customs compliance?
Customs compliance refers to the process of ensuring that shipments meet all applicable customs regulations and requirements, including classification, valuation, and documentation.
What are HS/HTS codes?
HS/HTS codes are standardized codes used to classify goods in international trade. Accurate determination of the correct HS/HTS codes is essential for complying with customs regulations, as it determines the duty rate and other requirements for each product.
What is COGS?
COGS stands for cost of goods sold and refers to the cost of the product plus any additional costs incurred in getting the product to its destination, such as shipping, customs duties, and insurance.
What happens if I don't have the correct paperwork or classification?
Failure to have the correct paperwork or classification can result in delays, fines, and even seizure of the shipment. Working with a customs compliance service provider like Unicargo can help ensure that all necessary documentations and classifications are in order.
What are the benefits of using a freight forwarder for customs and compliance services?
Freight forwarders like Unicargo can provide a one-stop shop for all your shipping and customs needs, including classification, valuation, documentation, and coordination with carriers and customs authorities. This can save you time and money while ensuring compliance with customs regulations and requirements.
What is the process for getting classification?
Traders need to provide a detailed description of the goods they are shipping, and our team of experts will use this information to determine the correct HS/HTS codes and COGS for the shipment.
What is a customs broker?
A customs broker is a licensed professional who assists importers and exporters in complying with customs regulations and requirements, including classification, valuation, and documentation.
What is the difference between duty and tax?
Duty is a tax on imports and exports, while tax is a general term for various taxes that may apply to imports and exports, such as value-added tax (VAT) or sales tax.
How do I get started with Unicargo's customs and compliance services?
Contact us today to request a quote and speak with one of our customs brokers and compliance experts. We will work with you to understand your specific needs and develop a customized plan to ensure compliance with customs regulations and requirements.