What are the major benefits of an importer filing his own entries?
entries can I clear myself?
upfront fees or contracts required to participate?
How is TRG
Direct direct-filing different from other direct-filing programs?
How long does
it take to get set up to file our own entries?
What are the major benefits of
an importer filing his own entries?
Direct-filing gives an importer greater control over the import process, his
supply chain (which can result in lower costs), more consistent compliance, less
risk of non-compliance and a lower cost per entry.
Which customs entries can I
Formal entries (type “01”) and informal entries (type “02”) for both air and
ocean shipments, may be filed using the Remote Location Filing (RLF) / Automated
Invoice Interface (AII) program.
Are there upfront fees or
contracts required to participate?
There are no long-term contracts to sign. There is a $1,000 non-refundable
set-up fee required. As long as you apply for a continuous bond when you sign up
for TRG Direct, you may transfer your continuous bond to Trade Risk Guaranty
upon renewal so no bond premium is forfeited.
How is TRG Direct
direct-filing different from other direct-filing programs?
TRG Direct is accessible to small and medium sized importers because it does not
require a large investment in software or hardware. TRG Direct is more than
importer direct-filing of customs entries. The TRG Direct program includes the
support of a nationally licensed customs broker, TBI Brokers, Inc. on an
as-needed basis. The direct-filer gets the benefit of lower entry costs without
giving up access to a licensed customs broker.
How long does it take to get
set up to file our own entries?
Typically, the entire process takes between 6-8 weeks.
TRG Direct is a product of TBI Brokers, Inc. (TBIB Inc.), a licensed customs broker. TBIB is a member of the Kernow Capital companies.
TBIB is a U.S. Customs certified Automated Broker Interface (ABI) provider.