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Elleo Global Inc.: Customs Broker in San Francisco, Bay Area

Elleo Global is a licensed national customs brokerage that specializes in facilitating import procedures for companies dealing with international trade for businesses (B2B) and personal goods (B2C). Located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, we have a National Filing Permit that allows us to help clients clear import goods through all U.S. ports of entry.

International trade is largely regulated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). To import into the U.S. accurately and legally, it is important for the Importer to understand trade regulations, trade compliance, tariff regulations and more. We are here to help!

With the ever-changing customs regulations and compliance rules, it's more important now than ever to have a company you can trust, who stays up-to-date with regulation and compliance updates provided frequently by the International Trade Administration and other agencies.

​Elleo Global is dedicated in putting your business first and helping you navigate the complex system of import logistics. 

We are a proud partner of Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) and proud member of the CBFANC (Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of Northern California), NCBFAA (National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America), WIT-NC (Women In Trade, Northern California) and Burlingame/SFO Chamber of Commerce. 


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With our clearance service, we can help importers transmit their shipment information electronically and securely through our ABI system to help get the goods cleared through Customs. This process includes collecting all necessary documents, checking the rules and regulations for the particular product, determining the duty rate and other fees, advising importers of any misinformation or missing documentation, and submitting the completed file to the U.S. CBP (Customs and Border Protection) for release.

We specialize in several areas including:

  • Food, Medical Devices and Cosmetics (FDA)

  • USDA related Products

  • General Merchandise

  • Vehicle and Parts (EPA)

  • Other government regulated agencies. 

  • Inbond Entries

  • Personal Effects (Airport Seizures or Regular Import)

New Importer?

We offer FREE services to register you (Individual or Company) with U.S. Customs and Border Protection as an Importer. 

Foreign Entity Importer?

Let us help you register your Foreign Entity with U.S. Customs and Border Protection for FREE and guide you through the process.

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HTS (Harmonized Tariff Schedule) Code Classification and duty/tariff rate determination are one of the most important information an Importer will need in order to import into the United States. Classifying a product correctly requires experience and insight into U.S. Customs and Government Agencies regulations. Classifying a product incorrectly can lead to paying the wrong duty rate, seizures, penalties and other potential retribution by Customs.

If you are an Importer and you do not know the duty rate or other regulations for your products, we are here to help!  We will gather all of the necessary details for your products and help you classify them within the Harmonized Tariff Schedule with the appropriate code and rates. Some products may require additional regulatory overview and licensing from other U.S. Government Departments such as: FDA (Food and Drug Administration), USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture), EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), etc… As part of our commitment to help and guide importers, we will be available to assist you through the difficulties of trading with the U.S.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection requires ​a Customs bond for all entries. The bond acts as an insurance between the Importer and CBP.

Elleo Global works with reliable and CBP-Authorized surety companies to help Importers purchase their bonds.

There are two types of Customs bonds:

(a) Single Transaction Bond (valid for one shipment only)

(b) Continuous Bond (valid for one-year)

For more details on Customs bond amounts, restrictions, requirements and other related questions, please contact us today!

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The ISF program, also known as “10+2” was implemented by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in 2009 to help identify high-risk shipments and smuggling. This program affects only those who import by ocean.  For all shipments by sea, 10+2 must be filed in advance before the vessel reaches the destination port in the U.S. All ISF filings must be done  no later than 72 hours or 3 days before the vessel leaves port of origin to avoid Customs penalties. 

We are here to help our ocean Importers comply with all CBP requirements and help get your goods cleared through Customs smoothly.

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Returning to the U.S. after living abroad? Moving into the U.S.?

Let us help you clear your Personal Items through Customs. 

Whether is a vehicle, furniture or other personal items, we're here to help you with hassle-free clearance! 

Contact us today and let us help you!

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Did your item(s) get detained or seized by U.S. Customs when you returned to the U.S.? In accordance with 19 CFR 148.12(b), each resident returning to the U.S. are allowed $800 valued goods at the time of entry. 

If you have recently traveled Internationally, returned to the U.S. and had your items detained or seized by U.S. Customs Officers at your port of entry, we can help assist with proper documentation filings, calculating the appropriate duty/fees and the procedure required to help recover your item(s). 

Contact us today and let us help you get your items back!

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Import Tariffs are additional taxes imposed by Customs authority on the importation of certain goods into the country. This is a separate taxation from the regular Customs Duties. 

Section 301 China Tariffs:

Effective since 2019, the China Tariffs have affected the Trade Community greatly. If you are unsure about the recent tariff changes, we can help you determine whether your goods are affected. 

There have been several Notices of Exclusions, and if you have paid the 25% in the past and your goods are now in the exclusion list, you may be eligible for duty recovery. Contact us for more information. 

Official Tariff Lists:List 1 | List 2 | List 3 |List 4A & 4B

Go here for the latest on Tariffs & Exclusions!

Section 232 Steel & Aluminum Tariffs:

Effective June, 2018, all Steel and Aluminum imports are subject to an additional 25 percent and 10 percent on additional tariffs. 

The Steel and Aluminum Tariff were imposed for almost all countries. 

Please contact us for additional questions regarding the Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Executive Order.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:

1534 Plaza Lane, #264

Burlingame, CA 94010

Office Hours:

Monday thru Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Closed all Federal Holidays




(650) 315-2968

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