The management team at Bay has been serving the customs brokerage and logistics management needs of commercial enterprises for over 30 years. As different as projects can be in various industries, the basics remain the same – provide efficient, reliable and cost effective cargo transportation and delivery, to and from the US. Bay thrives on the variety of challenges that industry applications present. We specialize in understanding the complex set of ever-changing rules that govern imports and exports and lead the industry in the development and deployment of software-based solutions to meet requirements, complete communications and expedite the delivery of goods. The approach is innovative and flexible and sets Bay apart from other brokerage companies.
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Over the years the knowledgeable and seasoned staff at Bay has saved clients thousands of dollars by ensuring proper tariff rates for textiles are utilized. We are well informed on the complexities associated with the materials and countries of origin for textile importations. Our TPL (Tariff Preference Level) management program provides a complete spectrum of services including releases under the program, acquiring respective Certificates of Eligibility, and multi country declarations. Many of Bay’s textile shippers take full advantage of our Section 321 import programs for qualifying shipments. Bay also provides complete guidance for textile labeling requirements and is experienced in shipping raw materials to manufacturers and finished product to retailers.
Bay Brokerage is one of the nation’s largest providers of U.S Customs import programs for many well known e-commerce companies. This includes full service through ACE (Automated Commercial Environment) e-Manifest and AMS (Automated Manifest System). Bay handles in excess of 10,000 e-commerce shipments daily from Canada, Asia and Europe. Our cutting edge technology provides for easy integration through the shipper/seller shipping systems. Because of the sheer volumes and variety of products sold, Bay developed a secure automated system that would accurately report each transaction to U.S. Customs in a timely manner. The process is compliant with Trade Act of 2002 security criteria while meeting U.S. Customs entry requirements. To solve specific problems presented by product diversity and value assessment in real time, the system electronically categorizes each product in U.S. Customs terms, while providing instant feedback for exceptions, restricted commodities or commodities with excessive values. All processes ensure timely and accurate data transmissions and visibility at the specific U.S. port of entry. Bay’s system eliminates unwarranted duty fees and penalties on hundreds of shipments from China, Canada and Europe. Minimizing delays result in on time delivery of shipments. Bay customers include online auctions, consumer product distributors, and catalog fulfillment operations.
Over the years, Bay has worked extensively with various governmental agencies to establish programs for the industry that coincide with Customs import requirements. In addition to the involvement with successful programs in the U.S., the Bay team was called upon by the Canadian government to design automotive importation procedures jointly between Canadian Border Service Agency (CBSA) and Ministry of Transport.
Bay provides brokerage, logistics and software solutions for many importers and exporters of food products. Working closely with the complexities associated with the FDA Bioterrorism Act and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, our clients are provided an experienced staff to ensure compliance with product code assignments and with other regulatory obligations. Bay understands the diversity and fragility of food products and has developed software that ensures efficiency and continuity throughout the importing process. We maintain a significant list of produce exporters that require expedited releases and entry certifications from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Bay’s cutting edge EDI solutions provide immediate Prior Notice messages pursuant to the Bioterrorism Act in addition to electronic U.S. Customs and Border Protection certifications. These processes avoid unnecessary border delays and provide carriers with real time border arrival and release information. FDA May Proceed Notices and other essential messages are provided in a timely and accurate manner through Bay’s client communication network. Bay works hands on with its clients on shipment consolidations, in-transit movements and NAFTA certifications.
Bay offers in depth guidance for importers and exporters of telecommunication equipment. Given the detailed requirements of the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for telecom equipment and the high capital value of the goods, custom programs are developed to ensure safe transport and timely releases at ports of entry. Clients are provided with state of the art software that through EDI, communicates electronically with all respective parties including U.S. Customs and Border protection, and associated agencies including FCC and FDA to provide a seamless shipping and delivery experience.
Toy Manufacturers and Importers
Bay routinely assists clients to achieve compliance with the U.S. Child Safety Protection Act (CSPA). CSPA requirements are continually changing creating on-going challenges for shippers. This includes shipper/exports from Asia Europe and Canada. Bay ensures that, when applicable, clients benefit from NAFTA and other duty avoidance programs. We also develop and implement customer/industry specific software solutions, logistics processes and import compliance assessments.
For over 30 years Bay’s management staff has provided invaluable guidance to various clients in the mining industry including manufacturing companies, project managers, heavy duty equipment auction houses and engineering firms. We have obtained favorable rulings from U.S. Customs headquarters that have resulted in reduced duty rates and in many cases duty free treatment. Numerous clients have benefitted from preferential tariff treatment under NAFTA, from the 9802 duty avoidance provisions and by assuring the proper valuation of the imported products. Bay’s expertise with the heavy duty equipment market has allowed our clients the proper handling of machinery regulated pursuant to the Clean Air Act and various other governmental agency requirements.
The Bay Brokerage team has nearly four decades of experience handling forest products of all types. Bay has provided exporters of paper and lumber products with leading edge software solutions and system integration to assure proper and timely border releases while meeting or exceeding all compliance requirements. Bay offers customs clearance on a national basis and port-to-port bonding for “in transit” shipments. Bay’s team offers guidance with all aspects of NAFTA, classification/appraisal requirements, the Lacey Act and the USA-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement.
Bay is one of the most experienced automotive brokerage providers in the business. Whether for Tier One and Tier Two parts suppliers, OEM importers or for the importers of complete vehicles, Bay provides the knowledge and services necessary to move a significant volume of product from one part of the world to another. The Bay consulting team has successfully achieved beneficial tariff treatment for automotive importers pursuant to NAFTA and the General Notes of the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedules and has worked hands-on with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. EPA.
Chemical and Petrochemical
Bay has considerable experience with truckload, vessel, rail and pipeline importers in the chemical and petrochemical industries. We offer in-depth guidance with proper appraisement/ HTS classifications, NAFTA and compliance with the TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act). Bay clients are provided with industry-specific software and/or systems integration processes that ensure timely Customs clearances with limitless reporting and full compliance with government agency requirements.
Bay is a leading provider of logistics and brokerage services for a broad range of hardware and software product manufacturers. With advanced reporting programs, Bay clients have online access to the status of their shipments and have the ability to transmit their shipping data through a fully paperless environment with U.S. Customs, U.S. FDA and U.S. FCC. The Bay team ensures that our high tech clients take full advantage of all duty avoidance programs, trade initiatives and trade rulings that result in unsurpassed transmit times and proper duty assessments.
Bay assures shippers of both new and used machinery, the proper tariff treatment and all duty avoidance programs are applied when applicable. Our team provides in depth guidance to our clients and their carriers to ensure proper documentation is prepared and whether the shipment is fulfilling a small order, maintenance repairs or part of an international project, our staff will ensure timely customs releases. For multiple shipment applications, transshipments and project orders, Bay offers complete entry services including Entry Reconciliation services and all modes of transportation are booked through Bay Logistics. Over the years, Bay’s machinery clients have benefited from our expertise in the areas of appraisement, classification and duty avoidance programs such as NAFTA and the 9802 provisions.
Servicing a variety of companies that market household and commercial products, Bay has established duty avoidance programs and has obtained numerous binding rulings to assure proper duty assessments based upon tariff classifications and valuation. To fulfill the on-time delivery demands of these companies, Bay has developed automated systems that allow for immediate U.S. Customs releases. These processes were must comply with various governmental agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Fish and Wildlife, the Consumer Products Safety Act and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington DC.