Any broker can move and clear your freight, but Crane Worldwide Trade Services’ goal is to increase your market share by assisting you to make the best business choices and to act as your industry adviser. Crane Worldwide Trade Services accomplishes this through a nationwide team of knowledgeable, highly skilled customs professionals who are committed to integrity and to identifying and responding to our clients’ needs with appropriate solutions.
Demetrius D. Jones
Demetrius D. Jones graduated from Auburn University with a degree in foreign language-international trade, double majoring in French and German. After graduation, she began working in the customs brokerage industry and has been in the industry for 30 years, 27 of those as a licensed customs broker. Demetrius has been the corporate license holder for the past 10 years, 5 of those with Crane Worldwide Trade Services. She is also a CCS (certified customs specialist).
Brokerage Services and Proficiencies
Online Customs Processing
Crane Worldwide Trade Services is electronically linked to customs authorities around the world and can process your shipment efficiently, regardless of the transportation provider.
Remote Location Filing
Crane Worldwide utilizes remote location filing (RLF) to provide clients with a single point of contact for clearances, no matter the arrival port of the cargo. RLF eliminates the need for customs agents in all time zones and all major import locations and is available at any air or ocean port in the U.S.
Import Clearance & Documentation
Import clearance and documentation services, including all government agencies, are offered to clients transporting products into the U.S.A. The professionals at Crane Worldwide understand the need for prompt clearance and quick release of your cargo. We take every precaution to ensure that both customs and other government agency requirements are met without exception.
U.S. Customs allows the clearance of freight while in the air and destined for a U.S. port. Crane Worldwide provides “wheels-up” service to expedite the clearance process and allows for same day delivery. By using “wheels-up”, cargo is cleared prior to arrival at the U.S. point of entry.
Merchandise imported is classified using the HTS (Harmonized Tariff System), which is based on the international Harmonized System; the global system of nomenclature that is used to describe the world’s most traded goods. The HTS provides the applicable tariff rates and statistical categories for all merchandise imported into the U.S.A. Crane Worldwide can review your products, their descriptions and classifications to make sure they are accurate and compliant as well as assist you with filing for binding rulings. This helps to avoid costly delays and potential penalties that could arise from product misclassification.
For exporters, Crane Worldwide can help to identify various duty drawback opportunities that may allow you to recover duty on previously imported cargo. Our professionals can assist you with comprehensive record keeping that leads to quicker refunds.