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

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

Let Agra-Services Help You Do It Faster, Cheaper... Better!

Just because your business involves importing and exporting products doesn't mean you have to do it all yourself. In reality, trying to keep pace with all the chores of importing and exporting can require more money and resources than you're willing to provide.

Let Agra-Services work in cooperation with your import/export department. When you do, you essentially add dozens of experienced professionals to your team without the added expense of hiring new employees.

We can become your first line of defense with:

  • Establishing and maintaining accounts with freight terminals and exam sites.
  • Keeping on top of air carriers, steamship companies, and freight forwarders.
  • Calling everyone on earth for freight rates and quotes.
  • Tracking the arrival of shipments.
  • Making appointments for inspections.
  • Maintaining a knowledge base of government agency regulations.
  • Filing Customs entry documents at the port.
  • Tracking shipments on the piers.
  • Tracking your shipment in Customs.
  • Obtaining clearance from Customs and other regulating government agencies.
  • Correcting problems as they occur.
  • Filing Customs follow-ups and duty payments.
  • Coordinating exam facilities.
  • Tangling with the government's automated manifest system for your cargo.
  • Arranging for delivery of cleared cargo to your location.

When Agra-Services works in conjunction with your import/export team, you get the full benefits of our experience and relationships. The end result? You can dedicate yourself (or your employees) to performing tasks that increase revenue instead of spending countless hours chasing your tail through red tape and government bureaucracy.

Let us prove it to you! Contact us today for a free quote, and we'll show you that adding Agra-Services to your current import/export efforts is an investment in your growth that's well worth the cost.

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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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