We Help the Pros Import Cargo


WELCO International Services is a Licensed Customs Broker in the United States.

Managing thousands of tons of cargo worth billions, WELCO International Services helps companies with their Ocean Freight and Air Imports to the USA.

When you contact WELCO for Imports to USA, you work with an expert that knows the most about your type of goods and ensures the Air Imports & Ocean Freight, Customs Clearances, and Deliveries throughout the USA are done right.

WELCO provides many Services throughout the United States.

Imports to USA

Power of Attorney (POA)

Federal regulations require WELCO to have your written authorization to act on your behalf with Customs. This standard form is called a Power of Attorney (POA).

Include the information required on the POA for corporations:

  • full name of the corporation
  • state in which the company is incorporated
  • main corporate street address, city, state, and zip code
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
    • The EIN must be verified by a document issued by the IRS.
  • full names and titles of the two corporate officers signing
    • Corporate officers are president, vice president, treasurer, CEO, CFO, etc.

Please also provide a document issued by the IRS to verify the EIN.

For best results, print on 8½ x 14" paper.

Scan or fax the signed and dated POA to WELCO.

  • WELCO will review the POA.
  • WELCO will keep the POA on file.
  • WELCO will setup the client in the Customs computer as needed.
  • WELCO will get your continuous Customs bond as requested.

Custom Bonds

All importers must have a Customs bond.

WELCO helps importers obtain a bond that covers all their imports for 12 months. This continuous Customs bond benefits clients by:

  • saving you money
  • covering all Customs bond requirements for all your imports, including the Importer Security Filing (ISF) bond requirements
  • facilitating faster clearances

WELCO must have your Power of Attorney (POA) and payment to begin the continuous bond application process.

Importer Security Filing (ISF)

United States Customs requires Importer Security Filing (ISF) for all cargo entering the USA by ship.

Importers must submit specific data at least 24 hours before the goods are loaded onto a ship destined to the United States.

Failure to file, or even late filing, may result in a $5000 Customs penalty for the importer.

Please ensure that WELCO has the following information 48 hours before the goods are loaded onto the ship destined to the United States:

  • complete ocean bill of lading number
  • container stuffing location name and address
  • consolidator name and address
  • manufacturer or supplier name and address
  • seller name and address
  • consignee name and address
  • consignee federal identification number
  • buyer name and address
  • importer federal identification number
  • country of origin
  • commodity tariff numbers

WELCO must have your Power of Attorney (POA) to submit the ISF.

Customs Clearances

WELCO handles Customs clearances throughout the USA.

Send these import documents to WELCO:

  • commercial invoice
    • The commercial invoice must have the commodity description in English, the seller's name and address, the buyer's name and address, and the purchase price of the goods.
    • Certain commodities require additional information on the commercial invoice. Please check with the appropriate government agency or WELCO.
  • packing list
    • The packing list should show the total gross weight, the total net weight, and the total number of shipping packages.
  • international transport document, supplied by WELCO if we arrange the transport
    • For ocean shipments, an original ocean bill of lading may be required.
    • International Air shipments use a Master Air Waybill (MAWB).

After we have all the required information, WELCO manages your account daily, to ensure smooth and continuous Services:



International Air Cargo Imports

International Ocean Cargo Transport

If WELCO is arranging your International Air Cargo Imports and/or International Ocean Cargo Transport:

  • Then you have no problems.
  • WELCO provides you with regular and reliable updates (because we already have the information).

If WELCO is not arranging your Air Imports and/or Ocean Freight, we will provide you with updates on your shipments after we have the Master Air Waybill (MAWB) or Master Ocean Bill of Lading (MOBL).

  • The Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) becomes more reliable as the shipments get closer to the consignee.
  • Departures and deliveries are estimated due to government exams, weather patterns, and other unpredictable occurrences that may affect your shipment.

In order for WELCO to arrange your International Air Cargo Imports and/or International Ocean Cargo Transport, please provide these specifics:

  • commodity description, including value
  • number of shipping pallets
  • gross weight and dimensions of each shipping pallet
  • complete origin address
  • complete destination address
  • date available to pick-up and required delivery date


Before the cargo even leaves the supplier, WELCO helps by:

  • calculating the delivered costs such as Customs duties, cargo insurance, crating, international transport, etc.
  • advising the many aspects of international transport, purchasing, packing, container loading, cargo insurance, Customs regulations, and deliveries
  • developing pro-forma invoices to solicit export sales

After the seller and the buyer agree on the terms of the sale, and the goods are ready to ship, WELCO helps you with the remaining processes.

After we have all the required information, WELCO manages your account daily, to ensure smooth and continuous Services.

Client Communication and Value

Get your questions answered.

  • New clients say they can only get their questions answered by WELCO.
  • WELCO will take the time to explain the process.
  • We take care of everything and keep you advised.

Work with an expert that knows the most about your type of goods and ensures the Air Imports & Ocean Freight, Customs Clearances, and Deliveries throughout the USA are done right.

  • Enjoy a one-to-one, single point of contact, for streamlined communications and results.

Have the time to do your business, instead of following up and worrying.

  • WELCO keeps you advised and updated.
  • We follow your shipment from start to finish making sure everything is done right.

WELCO follows your instructions.

Choose to work with WELCO.

  • The client's satisfaction is the goal of every shipment.



imports@WELCOinternationalServices.com

phone       812-944-7602
fax 812-944-1824

remittance address:

WELCO International Services
Box 9424, Louisville KY 40209

Deliveries throughout the USA

WELCO works with Air Imports, Ocean Freight, flat-racks & flatbeds, Full Container Loads (FCL), and Less than Container Loads (LCL).

We arrange reliable deliveries to the final consignee.

Please confirm the following information, and WELCO will arrange your door deliveries.

  • delivery address
  • type of facility that will receive the cargo
  • receiving hours
  • consignee company name
  • contact name and phone number
  • special equipment required

After we have all the required information, WELCO manages your account daily, to ensure smooth and continuous Services.

Cargo Insurance

Have your products protected for the full value.

The standard liability limit for international cargo seldom covers the value of your goods.

Air carriers' liability does not exceed US$20 per kilogram of actual weight.

Ocean carriers limit their liability to US$500 per shipping unit, usually the shipping container.

We handle all the paperwork for you, from filing the application to issuing the certificates.

If you want additional coverage for your shipments, WELCO can arrange for your cargo insurance to cover the full value of your goods.

In order for WELCO to arrange your cargo insurance, please provide specific information:

  • commodity description, including value
  • number of shipping pallets
  • gross weight and dimensions of each shipping pallet
  • complete origin address
  • complete destination address
  • date available to pick-up and required delivery date

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