INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS EXPERTS

MORE THAN 65 YEARS OF PROVEN EXPERIENCE

Established in 1952, J.M. Rodgers Co., Inc. is a family-owned and operated Customs House Brokerage and Freight Forwarding firm with a specialty in Duty Drawback.

RECENT NEWS:

Letter From CEO (Jamie Rodgers): Import and Export Update

Imports and exports have both been affected by the economic tumult of 2020, but both sides of this industry have fared very differently. Imports and exports alike were initially hit hard in the early part of the year as the global pandemic crushed economies, but imports have shown far more robust growth.

The trade deficit balance between imports and exports continues growing despite the harsh tariffs placed on Chinese imports.  American consumers rebounded quickly with retail, likely because with a dearth of service industries- restaurants, bars, concerts, and the like- many consumers had extra money to spend on consumables that are often manufactured overseas.

Per regulations, last month most of the major carriers filed a general rate increase with the FMC of around $1,000 per 40’ container from the far east to either the east or west coast of the USA from Asia. Both the American and Chinese governments expressed their displeasure at the amount, but several major carriers maintained these big increases.

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INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS EXPERTS

OVER 65 YEARS OF PROVEN EXPERIENCE

SERVICES
SERVICES

DUTY DRAWBACK

J.M. Rodgers has a team of professionals with a broad background and experience in all phases of international trade. This allows us, collectively, to keep abreast of the latest drawback rulings by U.S. Customs, ensuring that no available drawback opportunities are overlooked.

CUSTOMS BROKERAGE

J.M. Rodgers Company, Inc. has a full staff of highly qualified experts to service your team, with over a quarter of the staff licensed Customs brokers. Using their tremendous expertise and combined experience, JMR’s highly trained support staff to ensure to get your shipments cleared.

FREIGHT & LOGISTICS

J.M. Rodgers offers two logistics services for freight forwarding: both air global (we are appointed IATA cargo agents) and ocean global. In both cases, we offer warehousing, domestic distribution, international distribution, trucking, re-packing, and more.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) is an operational and organizational philosophy and methodology designed to increase productivity and improve quality when employed for one our clients. Continuous Process Improvement is the heart of the JMR environment, and is designed to create accountability internally and for our clients.

OUR EXPERIENCED PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

HIGH-TECH LOGISTICS MEETS HIGH-TOUCH CUSTOMIZED SOLUTIONS

J. M. Rodgers Co., Inc. specializes in customs brokerage, duty drawback, freight forwarding and freight management with a focus on high-tech and high-touch solutions. JMR offers customized technology delivered with best-in-class service to provide cost savings and convenience for all of your logistics needs.

J.M. Rodgers (JMR) provides compliance and clearance on nearly every commodity with early clearance on both ocean and air freight for any U.S. port. As U.S. Customs Regulations, policies, port practices, and procedures change, we remain current in order to effectively clear your valuable cargo.

Our Duty Drawback Specialists are skilled in developing and managing duty drawback programs customized for your business. Our focus is on delivering the best customer service while maximizing your duty refund potential.

JMR will maximize your refund potential by unearthing all possible opportunities and acting upon them quickly, accurately and efficiently. Upon selection, JM Rodgers will review the entire start to finish document trail to ensure that you would be able to file a compliant duty drawback claim, while answering your questions about U.S. Customs regulations, accelerated payments, bottom line benefits, and your duty drawback refunds.
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Speak with our consultants to learn more about your duty drawback opportunity.
NEWS
NEWS
Letter From CEO (Jamie Rodgers): Import and Export Update

Letter From CEO (Jamie Rodgers): Import and Export Update

Imports and exports have both been affected by the economic tumult of 2020, but both sides of this industry have fared very differently. Imports and exports alike were initially hit hard in the early part of the year as the global pandemic crushed economies, but imports have shown far more robust growth.

The trade deficit balance between imports and exports continues growing despite the harsh tariffs placed on Chinese imports.  American consumers rebounded quickly with retail, likely because with a dearth of service industries- restaurants, bars, concerts, and the like- many consumers had extra money to spend on consumables that are often manufactured overseas.

Per regulations, last month most of the major carriers filed a general rate increase with the FMC of around $1,000 per 40’ container from the far east to either the east or west coast of the USA from Asia. Both the American and Chinese governments expressed their displeasure at the amount, but several major carriers maintained these big increases.

read more
Letter From CEO (Jamie Rodgers): Freight Market Update

Letter From CEO (Jamie Rodgers): Freight Market Update

The world’s freight market is showing increasing signs of heating up at the end of traditional peak season, as shippers rush to replenish inventories in a retail sector that appears to be rebounding. Imports to the United States are surging worldwide, especially from Asia, which has led to considerable price increases.

Per regulations, last month most of the major carriers filed a general rate increase with the FMC of around $1,000 per 40’ container from the far east to either the east or west coast of the USA from Asia. Both the American and Chinese governments expressed their displeasure at the amount, but several major carriers maintained these big increases.

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Letter From CEO (Jamie Rodgers): Tariffs and Trade Deals

Letter From CEO (Jamie Rodgers): Tariffs and Trade Deals

Recently there has been a considerable amount of developments with global trade and tariffs this week that will have effects on importers.

This week the World Trade Organization finally came to a ruling regarding tariffs that have been imposed on imports from China since 2018. The ruling found them to be in violation of the WTO’s rules, which ordinarily would give China the go-ahead to impose retaliatory tariffs.

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Letter From CEO (Jamie Rodgers): Back to School

Letter From CEO (Jamie Rodgers): Back to School

This week across most of the country, students are returning to schools both in person and through remote virtual learning. As kids and their parents prepare to work through an unusual school year, we at JM Rodgers continue to work through these hard times.

JM Rodgers has maintained an almost entirely remote workforce since March when closures first began in the United States. For many years, we had put together contingency plans for various emergencies and natural disasters to be able to maintain business continuity, ensuring that no matter what our business would go on. This plan has paid off, and operations have continued uninterrupted.

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Letter From CEO (Jamie Rodgers): The Right Broker

Letter From CEO (Jamie Rodgers): The Right Broker

There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to getting any shipment in or out of the United States. The logistics of moving products from overseas and safely delivered at a client’s doorstep involves the coordination of many parties and carriers to handle the goods, but the step of choosing the right Customs broker is absolutely critical.

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JMR GIVES BACK
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OUR PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

WE BLEND BEST PRACTICES WITH SUPERIOR SERVICE

OUR PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

WE BLEND BEST PRACTICES WITH SUPERIOR SERVICE