What is a Customs Broker?

At NCH International Trade Services, we want to help industries successfully navigate importing and exporting process for their products, services, or goods. 

Whether you are a newcomer to the international trade industry or an experienced one, learning about new trends or recapping the basics will always be helpful.

In this blog, we will discuss the importance of a customs broker, and what they can offer to your company.

A Customs brokerage encompasses all the processes that will help you get your shipments cleared faster and easier. It is about optimizing the customs procedures and handling all the complexities which may exist to ensure, among other things, accurate compliance with the industrial requirements necessary to import and market your product.

A customs broker is a person involved in the customs clearance process, which is the preparation and submission of the documentation required to facilitate exports and imports to and from the country, representing clients during customs examinations, assessment, payment of duties, and delivery of cargo from customs after clearance along with documents. 

A customs broker can help you in more complex processes such as;

  • Classifications to determine the admissibility of imported and exported goods.
  • Validations to know the proper appraisal of imported merchandise. 

A custom specialist can guide you through transactions such as Self-Compliance that will allow a better streamlining and documenting of the company’s import process.

Or to set up a  Duty Drawback program, which allows for the refund of certain duties, internal revenue taxes, and fees collected at the import process.

Every business which imports and exports goods in the U.S. is required by law to have a customs bond on file. Your customs specialist can assist you in the transaction of a customs bond.

Customs conducts audits of importers to confirm compliance. These audits may lead to the assessment of penalties. Audits also identify areas that have inadequate internal controls.

To prepare clients for Customs Audits and identify areas in need of improvement for an internal compliance program, the customs broker can conduct confidential client audits to help prepare the customer.

Whether you require advice or support in the audit process or need to process transactions, we at NCH International Trade Services count on the expertise, technology, and the best-qualified custom brokers to get your shipments cleared in a  fast and proper manner.

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