Importing & Exporting

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As a Customs Broker we provide an individualized service & provide a single, constant contact.

Customs Quote

One Time Brokerage Request
An informal quote for a single clearance.

Formal Brokerage Request
If you're looking to setup a formal arrangment to handle all future customs brokerage needs.

Import or Export

It is important that you meet all export and import requirements and that your goods arrive on time & at the right price.

Understanding and meeting the rules, packaging your goods, moving your goods, transportaion insurance and choosing a freight forwarder are all part of the customs flow & process.

Counsel & Services

Auxiliary Services

MCH can help guide you through the whole process and make your customs import export experience go as smooth as possible without delays.

Full container Load (FCL)
Less than Container Load (LCL)
Warehouse and storage

Types of Entries

When importing your product, you must first determine the entry type to be filed with Customs and Border Protection.

T&E-Transportation and Export
VST&E-Vessel Transportation and Export
Warehouse Entry
Informal Entry
Consumption Entry
Temporary Import Bond
Certificate of Registration
Immediate Transit

MCH Consulting

Need to clear customs fast? Our experienced customs experts can help your goods clear quickly and efficiently.

Why select MCH
If you want a Broker that can provide individualized service and who can provide a single, constant contact.

MCH was founded over 30 years ago in 1981, by Robert T. Reiter.
Tools & Resources

Import Export Glossary
Harmonized Tariff Schedule
Importing and Exporting Basics
Import Requirements
CBP Form 7501: Entry Summary
Tracking and Tracing
U.S. Customs & Border Protection

You might be tempted to handle customs issues yourself, but consider this fact from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency: for every product imported in the United States, there are 500 pages of customs regulations & thousands of tariff items that need to be considered. 
MCH is a type of transportation intermediary
MCH acts on behalf of importers and exporters to ensure that goods get through customs channels quickly and efficiently. In the United States customs brokers are licensed by the CBP, a branch of the Department of Homeland Security. 
Why Merchants Custom House
If you want a Broker that can provide individualized service and who can provide a single, constant contact, who can offer additional services such as freight forwarding and who utilize Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and software applications to manage the process, then MCH is your Customs Broker.
Get started by using our import/export flow chart to understand the requirements for importing and exporting and how MCH can assist you.

Find information on importing and exporting into the United States & Internationally.
We offer business services in the field of foreign imports for foreign companies and domestic imports and exports for United States companies, namely United States customs compliance and clearance services. Tax consultation featuring information and advice about tax rates for imports and exports. Export and import agency services in the nature of import and export restrictions. Customs services and consultation in the nature of customs clearance services and methods of customs clearance. 
Commodities services and consultation, namely, exchange service, brokerage and quotation , Import and Export duties services and consultation, namely, duty drawbacks and reclamation of import duties for others. Insurance services and consultation featuring import and export insurance requirement compliance and administering payments for others. Arrangement for the payment of import and export taxes, storage, duties, freight, transportation, bonds, issuing letters of credit and other expenses to cover duty of goods.