Customs Clearance

Textiles and Apparel

Our compliance-driven, Customs brokerage experts can assist customers by expediting both textiles and finished apparel through the rigorous and complex Customs process. As a single-source, total supply chain solutions provider, we have developed ways to more efficiently manage the import of this type of commodity and keep abreast of regulations affecting this constantly evolving market. Allow our experienced team to guide you through the intricacies of the customs entry process to ensure your cargo is cleared quickly and efficiently. We offer the following services to our footwear and apparel customers:

Compliance Consulting and Regulatory Guidance

Our specialized customs brokerage team can provide trade, security and U.S. Customs compliance consulting for import and export customers who need assistance moving cargo throughout the supply chain. As your dedicated broker, we act as a liaison between you and various government agencies, making it easier to comply with complex legislation and avoid customs problems. Crowley’s dedicated focus on compliance management helps to reduce cargo delays and costs associated with non-compliance to customs clearance regulations. We offer:

  • Import Customs Requirements / Commodity Import Regulations Reviews
  • Customs Valuation Inquiries
  • Assistance with Free Trade Zones, Special Regimes and Trade Preferences
  • Industry Best Practices for Increased Efficiency / Alternatives
  • Transportation Support (Trucking, Warehousing and Logistics Services; Ocean Cargo Service)
  • Guidance to Various Governmental Initiatives(ACE / ISF / C-TPAT)
  • Internal Educational Seminars, New Import Initiative Rollout & Self-Audit Programs
  • Special Trade Preference Programs (CAFTA / HOPE / NAFTA)
  • Tariff Classification and Binding Ruling Assistance
  • Duty Refund Protest Processing (CF19 / SIL/ PEA)
  • Automated Trade Services / EDI Capabilities

Nationally Authorized Automated Remote Location Entry Filer

  • Majority of all imports cleared via electronic system before arrival.
  • Can file entry at any port within the U.S. electronically regardless of physical office locations.
  • Electronic and Efficient Paperless Cargo Pre-Clearance

Duty Classification & Preferential Trade Agreement Assistance

First-Time & Foreign Importer Setup

Single Point of Contact

Country of Origin Verifications

Proper Labeling / Marking Assistance

Free Trade Agreement Verifications

Quota / Visa / TPL Entry Processing

Importer Security Filing Rapid Self-Filing

In-Bond / In-Transit Cargo Management

Inspections / Examination Tracking Updates

Duty Drawback Processing and Entry Reconciliation

Transportation Coordination and Delivery Assistance

All Risk Cargo Insurance

The following documentation (in English) is required for all Customs Entries:

  • ISF (Importer Security Filing) 10+2, 24 hours prior to container loading the vessel at port of origin (Ocean cargo only). 
  • Legible copy of the Bill of Lading or Airway Bill
  • Notify Party must state Crowley
  • Commercial Invoice (must include the following)
  • Port of Entry
  • Shipper Name & FDA Registration number
  • Receiver Name
  • Description of Merchandise
  • Quantity: weight & measures
  • Purchase price in currency of sale
  • Country of Origin
  • If product is for consumption or otherwise

Depending on the commodity and Country of origin, there may be other required documents. Contact us at (305) 471-8989 for additional information.