Posted by: changholt | July 6, 2010

You need a Customs Broker

If you are going to clear customs you probably need a customs broker.

However, what is a Customs Broker?

A customs broker is a representative of the importer that has acquired the knowledge and experience required to deal effectively and efficiently with customs. In many countries, customs brokers are the only entities qualified to enter goods, i.e., fill out the paperwork necessary to import goods. It is not the case in the United States, though, where importers can complete their own entries, as long as they have posted a customs bond.  Customs brokers are usually compensated on a fee basis, for each entry they handle.        In the United States, customs brokers are highly qualified individuals who have to take a grueling test on issues of classification, duty computation, and quotas before being allowed to manage importers’ entries.


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