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AGRA-Services Brokerage Co., Inc.
221-20 147th Ave.
Jamaica, NY 11413

Phone: 718-527-0560
Fax: 718-723-8645

Why Agra-Services Is Better Than the Rest

It's not enough for us to simply move your imports or exports from point A to point B. Our primary goal is to provide service that exceeds your expectations. That's why we go above and beyond to be flexible and customer-oriented.

Extended Office Hours

Our offices are open seven days a week. Monday through Friday you can reach us from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm eastern time. On weekends we are open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm eastern time. We see no reason for you to have to wait any longer than necessary for clearance of your imports or exports.

Saving You Money

In order to do everything we do, you would need a full-time staff dedicated strictly to imports and exports. Agra-Services is designed to save you money by providing a highly trained staff that tracks the most up-to-date information, has developed ongoing relationships with government agencies and customs, provides you with up-to-the-minute status reports of your imports/exports, and has a full working knowledge of every step of the process... including how to quickly resolve problems should they ever arise.

Keeping You Up-to-date

Whether you need valid information fast, or want to know the current status of your shipment's clearance, you can get exactly what you need from Agra-Services. Through our innovative AgraLink system, you can access real-time information about your accounts, your shipments, or changes in government regulations.

Full Range of Services

You also receive a full range of services including:

Custom Brokerage

  • Completely automated via U.S. Customs Automated Brokers for fast clearances
  • Interface (ABI)
  • 24-hour clearances - no waiting for your shipments
  • Licensed I.A.T.A. Export Agents
  • Import Consolidation Breakdowns
  • Surety Bonds
  • Cargo and Marine Insurance - giving you the protection you need
  • Both Ocean and Air Cargo Clearances
  • Food and Drug import specialists
  • Passenger clearances - moving your people as quickly as your products!


  • Bonded local and long distance cartage
  • Domestic and International transshipping - moving your cargo around the globe
  • Automated AMS Container Station
  • Serviced by U.S. Customs


  • Computerized inventories for quick and easy location of your goods
  • Cooperage and re-packing services
  • Segregation of cargo into shipping orders
  • Unloading/loading of both sea containers, airline containers, and domestic trailers

On-Site Security

While in our control, we keep your valuable products under 24-hour surveillance. Rest assured your cargo will be protected through a variety of high-tech security measures.

Simply put... Agra-Services and its staff value your business and your cargo. It would be our pleasure to expedite your import/export shipments.

Let us handle the complicated issues so you can handle the business of making money. Contact us today for a detailed quote.

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For more information call Frank at 718-527-0560
Agra Customs Alert
Date: Monday, May 10, 2004
Subject: FDA Prior Notice Filing
To: All Clients
From: Howard Berman; Vice President - CFO

Please note Thursday May 13, 2004 FDA will remove the grace period for failing to file prior notice for cargo entering into the United States. FDA requires prior notice at least four hours prior to aircraft landing on all air shipments.

FDA requires prior notice at least 24 hours prior to steamship docking on all ocean shipments.

The only proof of obtaining prior notice from the FDA is the 12 digit FDA Prior Notice Certification number issued directly by FDA. Currently Agra-Services Brokerage Co, Inc. obtains this number during the normal processing of Customs Entries. Should our office not transmit arrival information for cargo and your office has not obtained an FDA Prior Notice Certification number directly, FDA has the right to hold your cargo at the port of entry. There are several reasons why our office may not transmit the FDA prior notice information within the required time frame. Some of these reasons are listed below, but they are not limited to:

All information necessary to transmit the Customs part of the entry was not provided to our office.

Authority to make Customs entry has not been given to us by the importer.

The ABI (Automated Brokerage Interface) system with Customs is down (either on our side or Customs side.)

The shipper or client is over their credit limit, which prevents our system from processing the Customs Entry. It is important for customers, importers, and shippers to understand the FDA prior notice obtained by our office may not occur within the time frame as required by FDA. Therefore it is suggested that each shipping company, and importing company set up a system within their organization to assure that Prior Notice requirements for FDA are complied with. Agra-Services Brokerage Co, Inc., its employees, and agents will not be held responsible or liable if shipments do not have prior notice confirmations. Specific arrangements must be made with our office in the form of a signed FDA Prior Notice Agreement. This agreement is a contract between our firms that stipulates our agreement to undertake the responsibility for processing FDA prior notice on your shipments. Additional information regarding FDA prior notice can be obtained directly from FDAs web site at:
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