PreClear is a patented, frictionless product review and classification system that automatically identifies suspected counterfeit, illegal, or pirated goods based on documented Customs rules and publicly available information. PreClear protects the brand equity of intellectual property (IP) owners and the safety of consumers by advancing cross-border eCommerce compliance.
Businesses use PreClear prior to shipping products to maintain compliance with import laws and to clear Customs without interruptions or delays. Businesses also use PreClear to audit sellers, suppliers, and existing inventory to quickly gain insight into violations that might exist.
PreClear eliminates IP infringements (counterfeits and pirated goods), as well as Partner Government Agency (PGA) regulated goods (USDA, FDA, DTO, CPSC) that are missing the appropriate documentation for import.
PreClear expedites Customs clearance times for international inbound packages. Preclear-decisioned shipments, on average, clear major US Customs air facilities in less than one day.
Scalable & Affordable
PreClear provides an automated, effective, comprehensive, and scalable solution at a fraction of the cost of similar systems that rely on manual processes or statistical sampling. When Customs Rules change, PreClear’s rules are automatically updated to ensure compliance.
PreClear digitally audits existing inventories and quickly reports on products that are illegal and do not pass comprehensive Customs screening criteria. Controlling inventory and preventing illegal, counterfeit, and pirated items from distribution is simple and fast.
PreClear also audits new products as they are added to inventory and continually vets existing inventory against new rules and screening criteria. Maintaining eligible inventory is easy and essential for ongoing compliance.
Peace of Mind
Recent legislature puts responsibility on the entire supply chain with less focus on just the Importer of Record. PreClear promotes peace of mind by protecting American Consumers, US brand equity, and rights holders.
PreClear enables eCommerce companies to digitally inspect products and packages prior to shipment. PreClear inspection and pre-cleansing facilitates a rapid movement of shipments through the global delivery network and reduces Customs inspection time in the destination country.
PreClear digitally audits existing product inventory through publicly available data. This inventory audit quickly determines individual product compliance against current regulations. PreClear also provides ongoing audits as new products are added to inventory or as product eligibility regulations change.
Predictable Transit Times
PreClear improves transit times for shipments and promotes a more consistent and predictable delivery schedule. This significantly improves the customer experience and results in more repeat business.
PreClear enables companies to quickly and efficiently identify sellers or suppliers who are distributing illegal, counterfeit, or pirated goods. Businesses use PreClear data to bring infringing entities into compliance or remove them as partners.
PreClear provides future-proof compliance with import laws, eliminating concern that new regulations might catch an organization off guard. PreClear continuously updates rules and assessment criteria so that ongoing compliance is never a question.