Who is ITC Diligence?

With decades of experience, ITC Diligence, based near Long Beach and Los Angeles Ports of Entry provides consultants for issues related to Global International Trade, Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ), Transportation and Logistical Solutions and Customs Brokerage.

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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) Consultants

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, a foreign-trade zone is a restricted access site, in or adjacent to a Customs port of entry, operated pursuant to public utility principles under the sponsorship of a corporation granted authority by the Board and under supervision of the Customs Service [15 CFR 400.2 (e)]. The purpose of the Foreign-Trade Zone Act of 1934, as part of the "New Deal" by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was to create and retain jobs, stimulate the economy and promote international trade. Currently, the total value of merchandise shipped through FTZs is more than $240 billion annually.

Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) Services:
Zone Operator
Zone Project Applications
Minor Boundary Modifications
Major Boundary Modification / Zone Expansions
Manufacturing Permits
Subzones
FTZ Management
Activation
Alterations
Feasibility Analysis
Procedures Manual
Zone Schedules / Tariffs
Annual Reports

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US Customs Brokerage

Customs brokering or customs brokerage involves "clearing" goods through customs barriers for importers and exporters. This involves the preparation of documents and/or electronic submissions, the calculation and payment of taxes, duties and excises, and facilitating communication between government authorities, importers and exporters. Customs brokers may be employed by or affiliated with freight forwarders, independent businesses, shipping lines, importers, exporters, trade authorities, or customs brokerage firms.

Customs brokers in the United States prepare and submit documentation to notify or obtain clearance from government agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Fish and Wildlife Service. They also arrange the local delivery of merchandise via trucking companies. Many customs brokers specialize in certain goods like apparel or perishables. Customs brokers can be located at inland ports, but most are located at major airports and harbors with international traffic, such as Los Angeles and Long Beach.

US Customs Brokerage Services:
Customs Brokerage / Customs Brokers
Bonded Warehouses
Bonded Carriers
Container Freight Stations
Centralized Examination Stations
NAFTA

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Transport & Logistics Solutions

ITC Diligence, Inc. is not a 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) company, but rather, a transport and logistics consultant that provides value-added services to decrease costs & risks and increase volume & service.

Transport & Logistics Solutions include:
Traffic Management
Truckload Transportation
Zone Skipping
Expedited Transportation
Freight Forwarding
Domestic Air Freight
International Air Freight
Ocean Freight
Consolidation
Warehousing
Yard Management
Inventory Visibility
Claims Management
Customer Service

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Global International Trade Consultants

In today's global marketplace, a company that buys or sells their products abroad must evaluate many more options than in the past and process greater amounts of information in order to make good business decisions. Cultural barriers and complex compliance regulations make global trade even more of a challenge.

Our global international trade consulting services develop a comprehensive understanding of the issues impacting your business. The result is often a competitive trade advantage for our customers due to the ability to quickly adapt to new requirements imposed by governmental authorities.

Global International Trade Consulting Services:
Import / Export Assistance
Market Research
Auditing