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'Learning How to Import from Overseas.'
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Welcome to Michael S. Dubin, CHB
We are an independent, full-service U.S. Customs brokerage and international freight forwarder located in Tampa, Florida. We help importers and exporters transport their private & commercial goods from Point A to Point B. Though our main focus is U.S Customs brokerage, we have the experience necessary to handle any global freight forwarding you may need.
Importing products into the United States can often be more arduous than it may seem at first. That’s why we’re here to counsel our clients on the laws and regulations of compliant importing. We are licensed and permitted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, with a local permit as well as a national permit for the added convenience of our valued customers.
Our role is to represent the importer or exporter before customs and assist them in the proper, compliant, legal ways to import and export. Our founder, Michael S. Dubin, has over 30 years of experience importing into the United States. When you work with us, you can rest assured we have the know-how to facilitate a quick, easy, compliant importation or exportation, the first time, every time.
Customs Broker Services
In addition to our relationship with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, we boast an open, free-flowing rapport with many U.S. governmental agencies, including the FDA, DOT, EPA, and USDA. We offer 24-hour accessibility to schedule, book and coordinate the export of your goods whenever and wherever you may need. Our experts offer quality guidance that will protect your financial interests here and abroad. Whether you want to import food from Damascus, fabrics from Chang Mai, or home décor from Ouagadougou, we’re ready to help you get your products from Point A to Point B in the most efficient, cost-effective manner possible. We can assist you with routing freight from any given point on the globe to another—just ask! The services we offer include but are not limited to:
- Customs Entry Services
- International Freight Forwarding
- Air Freight
- Ocean Freight
- Cross Border Trucks
- Duty Drawback
- Bonded Trucking
- Container Deconsolidation
- Visa/Quota Entry Services
- Binding Ruling Applications
- CTPAT Certification
- FTZ Entries
- Anti-Dumping & Counteveiling Entry Filing
- Warehouse Entries
- Penalty Resolution
- TIB—Temporary Importations
- In Bond Transportation
Frequently Asked Questions
Michael is very reliable, trustworthy, and supportive. He makes importing goods, a once dreaded task, easy and pleasant for us. I highly recommend his services as any hiccups in importing can be very costly and time consuming. Thank you Michael, we love working with you!
- Troy F. , Google Reviews
I have used Michael's professional service to import goods from Germany into the US several times. Never had any issues, always good communications about the complete process so you know where you are standing , what is going one ect.
I only can highly recommend Michael and his Team for your needs.
- Michael Kelemen, Google Reviews
I appreciated Michael’s responsiveness despite being in different time zones. He took time to educate me on the whole process as this was my first experience with importing a piece of machinery. I would definitely use his services again!
- Cheryl Powers, Google Reviews
I am sure I got lucky by finding this broker from the very beginning of my business activity in USA. I operate out of Canada and really need to have a knowledgeable, reliable, experienced customs specialist. Great value service overall!
- Denis fedotov, Google Reviews
I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the great service that Michael S. Dubin – CHB has provided me. As a first-time importer, he has demonstrated extreme patience and care in guiding and teaching me the in’s and outs of importing. When he says, he is available to you 24 hours a day; he is not kidding. Michael has never hesitated in answering any of my questions or emails at any time and is as friendly as they come. I would highly recommend Michael Dubin for his expert knowledge and advice as a U.S. Customs Broker and International Freight Forwarder.
- Aileen Caras, 99 Botellas LLC
I have dealt with a lot of import/export businesses before, this one by far is the best. The people are great to work with.
– Melanie Boulier
Very professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and timely. Highly recommend.
– Jim Allen
Professionalism, dedication and customer service excellence.
- Mary Beth Longerbeam
I highly recommend Mr. Dubins! He is very knowledgeable, outstanding and friendly to communicate with. This was my 2nd shipment to USA that Michael assisted me with. From beginning to end Michael is on top of very steps, I never have to worry about my shipment. Thank you for taking good care of my company!
- Monica Chang
Tried on our own for two days to clear some kitchen furniture from England - got nowhere. Michael accomplished it efficiently and successfully.
If we could give 10 stars we would. Don't waste your time and stress when he's a true professional and knows just how to get things done - efficiently! Excellent communication every step of the way.
- Dr. Kristine & Dr John J. St Pete
Our startup company reached out to Michael Dubin to help with our first significant import from China. Michael patiently and proficiently walked us through the process and helped us deal with complications resulting from actions of our Chinese supplier and US Customs. We felt very well supported by Michael throughout the process and will certainly use his services for our future import activities.
- Mike S.
Resources & Links
Common Customs Forms
Back door logistics is a term we created here at Michael S. Dubin CHB. We have a technique we use for Tracking Shipments, which almost always works for obtaining the status of an import. So many Importers, Brokers, and Forwarders are unaware of this technique. By using this technique, we can find out information … Read more
Did you know, that Ocean Imported Containers have a very short amount of Free Time, before the containers must be returned to Port, without paying late fees? Did you know that 1 or 2 days of storage (Demurrage) can run into the hundreds of dollars? Extended periods could range into the Thousands?Well, the FMC—Federal Maritime … Read more
About me: Hello everyone. My name is Jennifer Dubin. I am Michael’s daughter, and I work here at Michael S Dubin CHB, with him. My father has worked in this industry for over 30 years, so Customs brokerage has always been a part of my life. I have worked with him in this industry since … Read more
Hello Everyone, Are you in a hurry to receive your products from overseas? Are you tired of the transit time from your place of departure to your port of arrival? Here at Michael S Dubin CHB we offer air freight services which will allow your products to be imported in significantly less time. We are … Read more
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released for publication in the Federal Register a “notice of modification of action” concerning additional customs duties to be imposed on imports into the United States of certain products from China As of January 1, 2019: The rate of additional duty will increase to 25 percent … Read more
Hello—Are you interested in conducting business with manufacturers overseas, but you are not confident that you can communicate with the language barrier? Call Michael S. Dubin CHB – 727-458-1972 —- We have software that will allow us to communicate with people all over the globe, IN THEIR NATIVE LANGUAGE. Want to buy some goods from … Read more
Weight vs Measure is a method of calculating chargeable weight for the transportation industry. This is a concept that has many people confused. It is also the way Freight Companies charge for Transportation (Ocean Freight Mainly). It is a confusing concept, unless you have a company like Michael S. Dubin – CHB to help you … Read more
So, you want to open a shop & sell Foreign Goods……but don’t know where to start? Call Michael S. Dubin CHB. Let our team of experienced professionals help you source goods, comply with U.S. Governmental Rules & Regulations all while saving money on transportation. Let us guide you through the steps necessary to open this … Read more
You think buying a container of Gucci Looking Pocketbooks from China at a fraction of the cost, is a good investment? You think that buying 6 pallets of Nike Looking Sport Shoes for penny’s on the dollar, is a great way to turn a profit? I know, I know———-our Flea Markets are full of Foreign-Made … Read more
When dealing in International Business—It is very, very important to pay attention to currencies & exchange rates. Did you know that banks issue a minimum of 5 different exchange rates? Most banks will trade money at the “true” bank rate. But, consumers like you & I can never “buy” money at the true bank rate. … Read more
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