Customs Brokerage Services

When it comes to shipping internationally, the job isn't done until customs is properly cleared and freight is delivered to the importer.
That's why Mitsubishi Logistics America Corporation (MLA) offers customs brokerage along with our freight forwarding services.
We clear customs for our clients across the US. Our customs compliance coordinators are trained to comply with all applicable rules of the multiple government agencies regulating our nation's imports, including FDA, FCC, USDA, EPA and Fish & Wildlife.

All import entries are audited by licensed customs brokers with experience clearing a wide range of commodities including food, steel, textiles, pesticides, medical devices and military equipment.
Importers are responsible to provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with the details of all their ocean import shipments 24 hrs before freight is laden on board. Our brokerage operations transmit Importer Security Filings (ISF) on behalf of our importers to comply with that responsibility and minimize any delays caused by CBP's security concerns.

MLA has its own customs brokerage department with licensed brokers to provide service specific regional needs (EPA, Anti-Dumping etc.).

Brokerage Service Menus

Customs Entry/Clearance

ISF Filing

Customs Bonds

Ruling requests

Duty Drawback

Customs Filing Consulting


Terms and Conditions

All services and transactions rendered by MLA (the “Company”) are subject to our standard Terms and Conditions of service which constitute a legally binding contract between the Company and our Customers. In the event the Company renders services and issues a document containing Terms and Conditions governing such services, which is including but not limited to Ocean Bill of Landing, Sea Waybill and Air Waybill, the Terms and Conditions set forth in such other document(s) shall govern those services.

Standard Terms and Conditions  Ocean Bill Of Lading  Sea Waybill  Air Way Bill

Importers responsibility for duty payment:

If you are the importer of record, payment to the broker will not relieve you of liability for customs charges (duties, taxes, or other debts owed CBP) in the event the charges are not paid by the broker. Therefore, if you pay by check, customs charges may be paid with a separate check payable to the "U.S. Customs and Border Protection" which will be delivered to CBP by the broker.