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As a full service Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder here are a few of the many services we can provide  for your international shipments.

Customs Brokerage


Since 1973 Hosford International has been licensed as a Customs Broker serving the port of Erie, PA. In 2006, Hosford International obtained a National Permit to allow filing at ports nationwide. This allowed us to target companies not only in northwestern Pennsylvania, but around the country as well. We are able to bring our small but flexible staff to importers throughout the United States. Customs brokerage has been our primary focus over the years, providing  services and guidance to small and medium sized importers. For questions about our Customs Brokerage Services please feel free to contact our import team

Marine Insurance


Don't risk loss or damage. We can provide full all-risks marine insurance at very affordable rates. Our economical Lloyd's-backed insurance will cover your shipment from warehouse to warehouse in an event of partial or complete loss. Contact our office for country specific rates to insure your cargo. 

Freight Forwarding


In 2017 Hosford International introduced an addition to our services with Freight Forwarding. For years clients have asked for this and we are proud to introduce freight forwarding to help facilitate their needs. With a network of agents around the globe, we are able to ship your products to anywhere in the world.  For questions about our freight forwarding services feel free to contact our export team.

Customs Compliance and Consulting Services


Take advantage of our 100+ years of experience. Tariff assessments, inbound or outbound logistics analysis, or  program creation. Our staff of experts can keep you informed of the latest changes to Customs Regulations and provide audits of your transactions to keep you compliant with all government agencies. Reviews of your entries are vital to avoid penalties and sanctions so you can focus on your business. Feel free to contact us for any questions regarding customs compliance. 

Customs Bonds


Customs Bonds are a critical aspect of any import shipment. Your choice of an annual continuous bond or single entry bonds are needed for every customs entry. Whichever you choose,  our solid surety company is there to back up your obligations to the government. 

We also offer International Carrier Bonds and Custodian of Bonded Merchandise Bonds for carriers and terminals that require them for their operations. Contact our office for details about bonds.

Customized Import and Export Programs


Every client has a different set of needs for their import or export program. Our flexible staff has the ability to craft a program specific to your needs. Contact us today to set up your client-specific program today!

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