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

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

Free Real-Time Customs Information

Real-time means just that. Our clients have the advantage of viewing, printing, or emailing their documents directly from their desktop at the same time they are created by our import staff. We have proprietary software that lets you save your unique user name and password to your computer desktop and instantly have access to your import documents via the Internet. Customs forms 7501, 3461, delivery orders and any invoices are all available at the click of the mouse twenty-four hours a day.

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For a more thorough and in depth look at your Customs Entries we feature our AgraLink network. It lets you view the actual transmission files between our office and U.S. Customs indicating release statuses, required documentation, time stamps, FDA status, USDA status, as well as itemized information for each shipment such as tariff calculations, manufacture I.D.'s and much more. This too is all available via your Internet connection to our AgraLink server twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.

Some other electronic features we provide that are unique to Agra-Services:

Automated Daily ACH Duty Cash Flow Statements via e-mail.
Receive an electronic notice directly from our UNIX servers every evening listing the duties that are open for payment to U.S. enabling you to more efficiently manage your cash flow.

U.S. Customs Daily ACH Statements
Get an echo copy daily of your Customs ACH Duty Statements electronically directly from our Unix servers. We will provide you with a complimentary copy of the Kodak Tiff Image filer for you to view your daily duty statement bounced to you directly from the treasury department.

One Click Internet Tracking
Any client who has an Internet connection should ask us about our one click Internet tracking system. Our system is very unique. All data is live! You are connected directly to our Unix servers that are on line with U.S. Customs. It's easy to retrieve a host of information about your shipments, and yes you can create your own copies of invoices, statements, and review pending shipments in our system. This module is only one in a long list of other tools we provide our clients.

Electronic Import Alert Module
Clients can receive automated electronic messages to their email address whenever U.S. Customs certifies an entry. The system is so fast that messages are sent to clients even before our entry staff knows the Customs entry has been certified.

Electronic Invoicing Module
Electronic invoices can be created for each shipment, you can receive them via e-mail or can down load them at your leisure.

Spam Free Email Accounts
Too much information going to your private or office account? Is your email address plagued by span? We provide you with the opportunity to keep your import information separate from your personal or corporate email. Your AgraLink account can be configured for your outlook mail program or viewed on the web using webmail.

If you'd like an electronic solution not listed here please let us know or give us a call and we'd be glad to create the software for it and add it to our list of offerings.

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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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