Complete Import and Export Freight Logistics
International Trade is a complicated endeavor and many factors go into determining the appropriate shipping program for your unique needs. Our experienced staff will help you select the best mode of transportation and routing by offering comparative cost analysis. Factors such as size, timing, destination, nature of the cargo and customer demands can make a difference and we help you make those decisions by offering the best options available.
International and Domestic Small Package Services
Our United Shipping membership gives us access to discounted volume rates with the integrated courier services (UPS, FedEx, DHL) and we pass this savings on to you.
Foreign to Foreign and Door to Door Services and Rates
Need to ship merchandise from China to New Zealand? No Problem! We have partner agents through out the world, enabling us to move freight from one foreign location to a foreign destination on behalf of our clients. This provides one point of contact for you. Snap! It's that easy.
We've been in business since 1994 and have built amazing relationships with truck lines and domestic airlines throughout the country. Because of these relationships, we can facilitate all domestic moves at competitive pricing. That's good business for you.
Global Trading Resources has close relationships with truck lines and U.S. Customs Brokers throughout the country. These relationships allow us to move full container and small (LCL) load shipments from anywhere to anywhere. You can ship anywhere in with one point of contact, Global Trading Resources.
Global Trading Resources operates as a NVOCC (Non-vessel operating common carrier), licensed as an OTI (Ocean Transportation Intermediary) by the Federal Maritime Commission, offering consolidation services for both LCL and FCL ocean carriage. For clients that wish to have their own carrier contract, we can advise you on negotiation and terms within the contract.
Cargo Insurance & Customs Bonds
Through our United Shipping membership, we have access to highly competitive rates for Customs bonds and cargo insurance.
The importance of obtaining cargo insurance cannot be stressed enough for both import and export customers. The monetary risks a shipper takes can be very costly to mitigate without the proper coverage and we are happy to work you to develop an appropriate insurance program to fit your financial and operative needs.
Import Security Filing (ISF)
The import security filing (ISF), established by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in 2010, is the 4th security program in an on-going battle against terrorism on goods being brought into the United States. For all ocean inbound cargo, an ISF is required to be transmitted 24 hours prior to vessel departure at origin. It is the responsibility of the importer that this filing be done timely and correctly. The penalties for failure or incorrect filing can be as high as $5000 per violation. Global Trading Resources has the software and experience to assist you with all aspects of this filing to assure that you are compliant with the law.
Government Agency Clearance Services (including FDA, USDA, DOT)
In addition to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, there are over 40 agencies that may have jurisdiction over imported goods. We have experience working with these agencies and can assist you in working through each agency's requirements and facilitate the agency's release of your goods.
As part of our export services, we have the needed experience to file your Automated Export Declaration through the AES online portal. It is important to note that unless this is filed timely and correctly, the carrier will not transport your shipment resulting in the turning away of your freight by the carrier. Let's work together to ensure that does not happen!
Global Trading Resources facilitates the payment of your Customs duties through our own ACH account. Alternatively, we can help you to set up your own ACH account with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. We also monitor the payments so they are done correctly and timely. At this time, we are migrating customers to the Periodic Monthly Statement program. This program is a monthly transmission of your duties and allows for better cash flow and planning.
Do you have a client overseas? Would you like to export your products with ease? Global Trading Resources processes all required export documentation including certificates of origin, legalization, letters of credit and bank presentation for either ocean or air freight.
Global Trading Resources works with each client to learn their business flow and unique needs. In some cases, standard commercial entry processes may not be the best for you. Other opportunities such as Drawback, Foreign Trade Zone, Warehouse entries or Carnets may be most cost effective. Additionally, we handle household goods shipments.
We can and frequently do advise on Trade Agreement advantages and eligibility, set up compliance consulting, carry out your employee education and work with you and U.S. Customs and Border Protection on binding rulings. Global Trading Resources works as a partner with companies and outside critical partners in your business model.