292 North Central Ave.
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Fax: 516.596.4015

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Customs Broker & Freight Forwarder

Imagine only having to call one boutique customs brokers in order to clear your shipments nationwide. Freight Forwarders, H.W. St. John was founded in 1902 and are fully licensed, insured and C-TPAT certified. We can Remote File (RLF) formal (entry type 01) and informal (entry type 11) entries to anywhere in the United States other than where we are domiciled. It is no longer necessary to be located at the port of arrival to handle brokerage & customs clearance as long as you have a continuous bond which either meets or exceeds the national guidelines for bond sufficiency.

H.W. St. John's goal is simple, to be your first choice in selecting a U.S. customs brokerage to clear international freight entering into any port across the U.S. Strategically located at JFK International Airport. H.W. St. John is able to expedite your brokerage and port clearance through customs no matter where you are located through our personalized services. A full service brokerage, we will help you with all your cargo needs.


What are the regulations for importing gold coins, medals and bullion (Gold Customs Brokers)?
These items must be declared on Border Protection Declaration Form 6059B.  Gold items that are coming from Cuba, Iran and Sudan are prohibited. 
What are some of the things do we import and export? H.W. St. John brings in a vast amount of products such as coffee, diamonds and more.

Import Services

H.W. St. John has been in the business of imports and logistics for more than 100 years.

importing services

Export Services

Exports have changed a lot in the last 100 years but H.W. St. John has grown with the industry.

exporting services

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"H.W. St. John is a great company that handles my run of the mill importing/exporting as well as the unique, last minute, time sensitive shipping. They're always friendly and they never hesitate to go the extra mile. Their service makes you feel more like a family member than a client. Combined with excellent pricing they are the only broker I use. Thanks again guys!"


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requires an Importer Security Filing (ISF) to be filed no later than 24hours before cargo is laden aboard the vessel at the foreign port. 10+2 is meant to help prevent weapons from being transported to the United States, by electronically transmitting certain information to CBP.


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