Lee Hardeman







In the 25 years we have been in business, our firm has handled over 165,000 transactions covering commodities ranging from aircraft to zippers. Our more than 300 customers include a few Fortune 500 firms, many medium size firms, and several sole proprietors. We cater especially to those importers who have complicated imports, special needs, and/or require premium service.


We began operations in 1986, and we have grown to a staff of eleven including five licensed brokers, all of whom are also Certified Customs Specialists. We have had a formal quality program for over 23 years, which has been instrumental in making us one of the top brokers in the United States. Our low error rate with Customs is especially noteworthy since our small firm has handled thousands of anti-dumping, FDA, EPA, ATF, and other difficult entries. In 2003, we formalized our security program and proudly became a Customs and Trade Partner Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) participant. Our C-TPAT processes were validated by Customs in 2006 and 2010.


Our firm is also a leader in using computers to speed releases through Customs. We were one of the very first in Atlanta to be approved by Customs to go on line with their central computer, known as ABI. We are nationally permitted and can clear cargo electronically at all U.S. ports under national entry processing. Notably, we have full electronic data interchange (EDI) capability.


In an effort to expand our services to our customers, we have developed a network of agents in over 200 cities in 55 countries around the world. We have access to a number of ocean and air freight contracts and other services for all your import, export, transportation (both domestic and international) and warehousing needs worldwide.


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Visit our website at www.LHCB.com


While on our website, please be sure to review Fundamentals of Importing under the FAQ & More tab. This has excellent information on many aspects of importing, marine insurance, reasonable care, and many other important issues.


We are firmly committed to meeting the customs, import, and transportation needs of our customers with outstanding customer service. We have been very successful in achieving this goal, and we would like the opportunity to show you how effective we can be in improving your import program.



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