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Why Importers Should Hire A Licensed Customs Broker

Sep 18 2016

Importing can be a daunting task as you need to abide by several rules and regulations. However, with the help of a licensed customs broker, you can easily navigate through the process.  He will help you in getting customs clearance of the goods and other logistics work by completing the legal formalities.  

Listed below are few reasons why you need to hire a licensed customs broker:

  • Compliance with the rules and regulations: Licensed customs brokers are compliant with the rules and regulations. They stay updated with any latest amendments in the customs law.  Custom brokers can help to prepare your documents and understand the terms as well as conditions clearly.
  • Reduce the chance of penalties: They have complete knowledge of the tariff issues, valuations and free trade agreements. This helps in reducing the risk of making mistakes in the completion of the customs clearance process, thus decreasing the chances of penalties. They will also help you deal with the complex customs issues.   
  • Assistance in classifying the items: Customs brokers can not only help in classification of items but also act as a mediator between the shipper and the consignee. They provide assistance at every step and help you understand the international trade in an efficient manner.
  • Timely delivery of cargo: Most of the licensed customs brokers have association with other professionals in their field. Through their representatives at various ports, the brokers make sure that the cargos reach the destination in a safe and timely manner.
  • Advanced technology: Customs brokers stay updated with latest software which enables them to submit the required documents to the customs officials within the stipulated time. Licensed customs brokers can ease your burden by keeping a track of the global shipments. You can completely rely on them for all your import needs.
  • Choose the most convenient shipping option: A customs broker will evaluate your requirements and help to choose the most feasible as well as affordable shipping option. The customs broker may help to cut down the expenses by exempting taxes or late fees charges on imported goods.

A lot of factors should be considered before hiring a licensed customs broker.  Make sure he has extensive experience so that he can guide you in a better way.  

We, at Santos International, provide comprehensive custom brokerage services to the importers in Laredo, TX. For more information, you can call at (956) 717-9707 or visit 419 Grand Central Boulevard, Laredo, Texas 78041.