Our History

Our Customs Brokerage History

Since 1961, Ken Lehat & Associates (KLA) has prided itself on providing personalized full-service customs brokerage and international freight forwarding services.  KLA originated with my father, Irving Lehat, who translated his logistics experience with the US army into a thriving custom clearance business. KLA has helped hundreds of companies comply with FDA regulations and auditing. We have organized everything from foreign supplier verification program compliance to helping release products detained by customs to organizing warehousing.

When you need efficient, professional assistance, look to KLA for:

  • Providing customs clearance for your shipments
  • Providing you an automatic email notification with CBP & FDA status release
  • Assisting you in navigating US regulations, specifically the FDA’s new FSVP rules
  • Removing your imported food products from automatic FDA detention
  • Coordinating the delivery of your cargo with worldwide logistics capabilities
  • Providing you our nationwide connection to the best network of transportation & warehousing companies
  • Getting marine insurance for your shipments
  • Understanding your needs with a team who speaks several languages
  • Saving you time & money
Shipping cargo through ports
1961

1961

Lehat & Schwartz established at 42 Broadway in Manhattan

1970

1970

Lehat & Schwartz moves to 17 John St. in Manhattan

1982

1982

Ken Lehat starts in the business, and the company moves to 5 Beekman St in Manahattan

1987

1987

Ken Lehat, becomes a Licensed Customs Broker and joins the practice

1987

1987

Ken Lehat and Associates receives a Freight Forwarders license (FMC) and joins NCBFAA

1990

1990

Ken Lehat and Associates recieves a national permit, which allows the company to file entries nationwide

1999

1999

Ken Lehat & Associates move to Valley Stream

Today looking forward to assisting your company in its importing needs.

In the late 1940s, my father, Irving Lehat, translated his logistics experience with the US army into a thriving business as a Customs Broker and International Freight Forwarder. Over seventy years later, Ken Lehat & Associates is proud to continue the family legacy of excellence, integrity and efficiency.

Ken Lehat
President

KLA CREDENTIALS

KLA professional licenses include:

  • Customs Broker License issued by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • Freight Forwarder License issued by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)

Ken Lehat & Associates is a proud member of the following professional associations:

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