Surety Bonding

Customs Surety Bond


A Customs import bond is a financial guaranty between the Insurance/Surety company issuing the Customs bond, Importer of Record and Customs & Border Protection (CBP). Most Customs bonds filed are Activity Code 1 – Import Bonds. U.S. Customs requires all importers to file an Import Bond in order to clear their entries, even if the goods are duty free. A Customs import bond is a financial guaranty between the Insurance/Surety company issuing the Customs bond, Importer of Record and Customs & Border Protection (CBP). Most Customs bonds filed are Activity Code 1 – Import Bonds. U.S. Customs requires all importers to file an Import Bond in order to clear their entries, even if the goods are duty free.

The Import Bond guarantees U.S. Customs they will collect all import duties, taxes, fines or penalties, if not from the importer then from the insurance/surety company who issued the bond.

From door-to-door, we manage:
Licensed, Bonded, Experienced.
D. Heath International is licensed as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), and is a bonded Ocean Freight Forwarder. This means D. Heath Intl., is experience with the stability you can depend on. We have an extensive network of international ocean freight agents in almost every country in the world. Our global footprint allows D. Heath Intl., customers to import and export from virtually any city worldwide.

Custom Customs Support
Our experienced and knowledgeable customs brokerage consultants will guide you step-by-step through the ocean import procedure to ensure that your international ocean freight passes successfully through the complex customs process into the US.

Port to Door Support
When a shipment arrives at port, D. Heath International's team of trusted trucking carriers will insure it's transport it to any domestic location in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our customers have the option of drop-and-pull or drayage services for full container loads (FCL). We also offer cost-lowering consolidation services, combining less than container load shipments (LCL) that are going to the same destination port. Additionally, when exporting, D. Heath Intl., collaborates with our foreign partners to provide door-to-door international ocean freight shipping and customs brokerage services - guiding your shipments through the complex customs process into the destination country successfully.

Domestic Ocean Freight
Along with our professional international freight support D. Heath International also offers domestic ocean freight shipping from the 48 contiguous states to Hawaii, Alaska and U.S. territories commonwealth.

Reduced shipping time is also important for certain commodities in order to lower shipping costs and deliver superior goods on time. When an expedited timeline is required, the experts at D. Heath International can handle vital shipments and get them there fast and safe.