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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-21-2010, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Any Recommendations on a Charleston SC Customs Broker?

Currently in the process of importing a vehicle over 25 years old into Charleston SC. Wondering if anyone in the forum has done this previously and has a recommendation on a customs broker to use. Any and all advice appreciated even if you had experience importing into another US port.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-26-2010, 12:54 PM
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What's the shipping container number? I'll make sure she finds her way to you, wink wink.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-26-2010, 02:15 PM
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Many years ago I imported an E-type Jag into Newark NJ and did not use a broker, handled it myself at the port of entry. I presently import automotive tools from UK and use a broker in Orlando. I have imported into Orlando, Palm Beach, Ft.Lauderdale, Miami, Newark, & Kennedy. If you have any specific questions, I will try to help.
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Currently in the process of importing a vehicle over 25 years old into Charleston SC. Wondering if anyone in the forum has done this previously and has a recommendation on a customs broker to use. Any and all advice appreciated even if you had experience importing into another US port.

p.s. - The car make does uniquely match the forum community. Pictures to be posted after the car arrives on US soil!
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I'm shipping out my federal Elise (along with my personal belongings) next week in a 20-foot container. My stuff is going to Baltimore, and I'm using Pride International. My interactions so far have gone very well and they seem to be very diligent and professional.

Unfortunately, it appears they only do this for Baltimore, so maybe it's not useful unless you don't mind a little road trip. My understanding is it's not easy to do clearance on your own, as even access to the ports are now quite restricted for security and safety reasons. I think I'll end up paying $300-400 for clearance and related fees, and then $500 to have the container trucked to my house near Washington.
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I've only imported parts through Norfolk Airport. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. In one case a customs broker gave me a choice. Fill out this form and take it to the customs or I'll do it for you for $40.
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I know this post is 7 years old but i am looking to import a car through the port of Charleston as well. How did this work out for you?
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