US Customs Brokerage
Customs brokering or customs brokerage involves "clearing" goods through customs barriers for importers and exporters. This involves the preparation of documents and/or electronic submissions, the calculation and payment of taxes, duties and excises, and facilitating communication between government authorities, importers and exporters. Customs brokers may be employed by or affiliated with freight forwarders, independent businesses, shipping lines, importers, exporters, trade authorities, or customs brokerage firms.
Customs brokers in the United States prepare and submit documentation to notify or obtain clearance from government agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Fish and Wildlife Service. They also arrange the local delivery of merchandise via trucking companies. Many customs brokers specialize in certain goods like apparel or perishables. Customs brokers can be located at inland ports, but most are located at major airports and harbors with international traffic, such as Los Angeles and Long Beach.
US Customs Brokerage Services:
Customs Brokerage / Customs Brokers
Container Freight Stations
Centralized Examination Stations