Buckland offers a single point of contact and centralized account management from a dedicated team of customs professionals who know you, your products and your service requirements.
We provide swift release and accurate transaction processing of your inbound shipments anywhere across the country using the latest automated technology and electronic links to Canada Customs. With Buckland, you can be assured of receiving efficient, personalized service from dedicated representatives familiar with all the customs requirements applicable to your business.
Your Company can benefit from dealing with a single, convenient point of access for all of your U.S. customs brokerage needs. Buckland facilitates immediate clearance across the border by taking advantage of line release and cargo selectivity programs through U.S. Customs’ automated processing system.
Buckland makes it easy for you to ship to and from Mexico with a single, bilingual point of contact. We offer a seamless service for your shipments crossing the border or moving throughout the NAFTA region.
In addition to our core customs brokerage capabilities, Buckland offers a variety of international and domestic transportation, warehousing, logistics and distribution solutions. Through our network of affiliated freight service providers, customized, cost-effective services are available to and from most major international markets.
In addition to audit preparation and cross-border compliance, Buckland can provide you with an extensive range of customs compliance services such as assisting you with expert advice on all aspects of the import or export process, guiding you through the maze of regulations covering HS tariff classification, valuation and documentation, recovering duty overpayments and helping you to navigate the intricacies of the NAFTA Rules of Origin. Using costed Bills of Materials (BOM), Buckland can determine traced value and provide Manufacturers Affidavit or AALA documents for your customers.
The Buckland Group manages 200,000+ square feet of warehouse space and offers the following services: Finished Goods Distribution, Cross Dock, Pick and Pack, Consolidation and Deconsolidation Services, Retail Distribution. Buckland owns warehouse facilities in St. Thomas, Ontario Toronto, Ontario, Port Huron, Michigan and Laredo, Texas. We offer complete cross docking at these locations to facilitate shipping connections as well as short-term or long-term storage. Our goal is to understand and anticipate the individual needs of our customers and to provide services that consistently meet or exceed their expectations.
The Harmonized Product Description and Coding System (HS) is the system used to report and describe product for customs and other government agencies. This coding system ensures that customs officials worldwide are referring to the same item when classifying a product and applying a tariff rate however this does not mean that the rates of customs duties are the same for all countries. An HS code system assigns a six-digit codes that represent general categories of goods. All countries adhering to the HS use the same six-digit code for each product. However, a country will assign its own additional four numbers, making the entire code 10 digits.
The latest version of Incoterms was launched in September 2010 and became effective January 1, 2011. Incoterms are a set of rules which define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers for the delivery of goods under sales contracts. They are published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and are widely used in commercial transactions. The two main categories of Incoterms® 2010 are now organized by modes of transport. Used in international as well as in domestic contracts and help avoid misunderstandings by clearly outlining the obligations of the buyers and sellers.
Group 1. Incoterms that apply to any mode of transport are:
- EXW Ex Works
- FCA Free Carrier
- CPT Carriage Paid To
- CIP Carriage and Insurance Paid To
- DAT Delivered at Terminal
- DAP Delivered at Place
- DDP Delivered Duty Paid
Group 2. Incoterms that apply to sea and inland waterway transport only:
- FAS Free Alongside Ship
- FOB Free on Board
- CFR Cost and Freight
- CIF Cost, Insurance, and Freight
Visit the Learning section of our website for your printable Incoterms 2010 Reference Chart.