CH Powell is a compliance-focused customs broker and freight forwarder.
We turn the complexity of compliance adherence into commercial advantage for our clients.
Customs brokerage is nuanced and complicated — and each part of the clearance process carries its own level of complexity. As an importer, you hold the responsibility of informed compliance, and optimizing your import flows while managing risk is increasingly challenging. We’re here to help.
Compliance expertise drives our import clearance operation — from our experienced staff to our continuing education programs and policy collaboration with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and participating government agencies. As experts in compliance and regulations, we are closely involved with CBP as new policies are designed, providing us with valuable insights that benefit our clients.
As a strategic partner, we help businesses like yours navigate the complicated realms of customs and compliance with confidence.
We serve as a trusted advisor and steward, providing compliant customs declarations.
Moving products more efficiently and avoiding disruptions results in a more predictable supply chain.
Safe, Timely Delivery
With you through the final mile of delivery — to make sure your shipments are delivered as soon as possible.
We leverage our strong partnerships with the U.S. CBP and PGAs as an extension of your compliance and logistics teams.
As new trade policies are being conceived, we work closely with regulatory agencies to help shape industry dynamics and gain valuable insight for our clients.
We use CH Powell exclusively for our customs clearance needs because they are very competent, they communicate effectively and they are always ready to help with solutions to customs clearance challenges that we encounter.
As an experienced customs broker, we help you navigate the myriad rules and bureaucracy so that your products do not sit on a pier or airport because of regulatory red tape.
CH Powell has developed an intricate knowledge of government clearance regulations including the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), the single window to connect with CBP and participating government agencies. We have experts available for all your needs including the most critical topics for import success and compliance.
- ACE Portal
- CBP Centers of Excellence (CEEs)
- Informed Compliance Publications
- Importer Security Filing (ISF) Compliance
- Priority Trade Services
- Related Party Transactions
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Antidumping/Countervailing Duty
- Trade Agreements
Customs laws and regulations can be very complex, and a lack of knowledge of the detailed environment can have serious consequences for your business. Our regulatory compliance expertise turns compliance risk into commercial advantage for our customers.
U.S. Customs regulations require an importer to declare information necessary for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to determine whether the merchandise may be released from CBP custody, to enable CBP to properly assess duties, collect accurate statistics, and ensure that other participating government agency (PGA) requirements are met. We provide clients with valued support and solutions in critical areas.:
- Duty Drawback
- Harmonized Tariff Classification
- Binding Rulings
- Free Trade Program Consulting
- Prior Disclosure
- Forced Labor
Shipment Visibility & Tracking
Our proprietary tracking system provides customers with visibility from shipment departure until final delivery. A full range of import supply chain events and complete entry information are available on-demand. Our dynamic reporting and dashboarding tools provide powerful import data customization.
OUR IMPORT CLEARANCE EXPERTS
Bob WedwardCustoms Clearance Manager,
At CH Powell we tailor our services to meet the clients’ needs and that flexibility allows CH Powell to provide superior customer service. As part of the Customs Clearance team I have a strong focus on regulatory compliance. With over thirty-one years of industry experience, I can offer expertise and knowledge to navigate this ever-changing complex industry.
31 years of logistics experience. 4 years with CHP.
Chasity LedfordImport Clearance Supervisor,
When we speak about our industry, the concept is not just pushing the supply chain from point to point. During my time at CH Powell, our visualization of the complete supply chain cycle has been our constant driving force. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you today and every day going forward.
25 years of logistics experience. 11 years with CHP.
Eric W. HanselRegulatory Compliance Manager, Charleston, SC
Over the past ten years, global trade has advanced at breathtaking speeds and CH Powell continues its longstanding tradition of compliance and client focus. Our corporate compliance team is hard at work to ensure that our staff is current with the latest trade news and that our systems are equipped with state-of-the-art validation and audit reviews so that your goods are clear to enter commerce as soon as they reach our shores.
17 years of logistics experience. 11 years with CHP.
THE POWELL DIFFERENCE
Fourth-Generation Family Business
Providing personalized, professional services to facilitate international trade for more than a century.
A World Class Team
Long-term partnership with our exceptional employees creates reliable, foundational partnerships with valued clients.
Leadership in Regulatory Compliance
Actively representing the trade and our clients at all levels of policy formulation and best practice.
Enterprise Technology Solutions
Here to help you move smarter and faster, no matter where you are on the technology curve.
Accessible & Adaptive
Relationships are key to our business, and we believe in being the best personal communicators in the industry.
A Global Company
Valued global capabilities and owned assets with localized expertise and care.
Confident Customs Clearance starts with CH Powell.