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Important Customs Broker Terms

A customs broker specializes in getting goods through customs during international shipping. A broker will handle often handle important documentation, the payment of taxes, and communicating with government officials. The following are some important customs brokering terms to be aware of.

  • Customs – Customs agencies are government bodies that collect import and export taxes and control the flow of products in and out of a country. Customs agencies will check cargo and seize any illegal goods.
  • Tariff – A tariff is a tax on imports or exports meant to raise government revenues or discourage certain types of trade. For instance, a tariff on the importation of foreign steel would drive up prices for consumers and might encourage them to buy domestic steel instead.
  • Excises – Excise taxes are directed at the production or sale of certain types of goods. Examples of excise taxes are taxes levied on alcohol or tobacco products. Excise taxes are charged for many reasons. However, they are frequently used as an attempt to discourage certain behaviors.
  • Duty – A duty is a tax on imported items. For a duty to be applied, items must be brought into the country through customs. In certain situations, like at an airport or port, goods can be sold duty-free.
  • Freight Forwarding – A freight forwarding company coordinates cargo shipments on behalf of other businesses. They often consolidate cargo to make shipping more affordable and efficient. International freight forwarders are typically experts on the types of documentation needed in the countries they import from and export to.
  • Logistics – Logistics involves managing the transportation of goods from one place to another. A logistics professional might do things like oversee inventory, warehousing, transportation, and shipment tracking. Proper logistics management is imperative for the import and export of necessary goods.
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    Medina Forwarding Co
    4640 Mar St, Brownsville, TX 78521
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    (956) 831-5079
    User Review: "Horrible experience. They promised a lot - cheaper and more efficient than the competition but it turned out to be..."
    Navco Logistics
    2500 Courage Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78521
    U.S. Customs Broker, 3PL, warehouse, distribution, freight forwarder, in-bond, bonded warehouse and container areas for movement between U.S. and Mexico.
    (956) 542-4138
    Santos International
    3329 S. Jackson Road, Pharr, TX 78577
    Santos International is a customs brokerage and freight forwarding company providing guidance to its clients for clearance of cargo through U.S customs and other government agencies.
    (956) 782-1320
    Cowen Law Offices of Philip T
    500 E Levee St, Brownsville, TX 78520
    (956) 541-1691
    Trevino International
    414 E 12th St, Brownsville, TX 78520
    (956) 546-1620
    Roser Custom Service Inc
    400 E 13th St, Brownsville, TX 78520
    (956) 546-5544
    Cowen Group The
    4695 Towerwood Dr, Brownsville, TX 78521
    (956) 831-8533
    Jamco International
    2450 Courage Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78521
    (956) 542-6772
    Corrigan Dispatch Co
    1350 Cheers St, Brownsville, TX 78521
    (956) 831-4222
    E J Wipers International
    2700 Rl Ostos Rd, Brownsville, TX 78521
    (956) 832-0322
    Loera Customs Brokers
    5845 Padre Island Hwy, Brownsville, TX 78521
    (956) 831-9000
    Brittain International Inc
    5845 Padre Island Hwy, Brownsville, TX 78521
    (956) 831-2778
    Livingston International Inc
    594 S Vermillion Ave, Brownsville, TX 78521
    (956) 504-6440
    Gonzalez Customs Broker
    7620 Victoria Ct, Brownsville, TX 78521
    (956) 831-9651
    Guerrero International Customs Brokers
    302 Kings Hwy Ste 211, Brownsville, TX 78521
    (956) 280-5288

    Customs brokers assist companies that are sending freight overseas. They assist in the sometimes complicated process of gaining import and export licenses and paying duties and taxes. Brokers may handle all kinds of cargo. They may or may not also act as freight forwarders. In the United States, they have to pass an examination and be licensed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Companies that handle large quantities of international trade are likely to have a department that handles imports and exports. It is for the most part small firms that send relatively small amounts of cargo that use these services. Brokers may, like freight forwarders, also advise on logistics. However, when they act as brokers alone, they do not provide direct assistance. Rather, in these cases, the company handles its own logistics and trusts the broker to deal with clearance. When they also act as forwarders, they may physically distribute and warehouse goods. Some brokers may work on a specific route or border. Others operate worldwide. As freight may be moved by either sea or air, they handle transportation in both those areas. A customs broker is likely to have an agent on the ground at all crossing points, including airports. A duty or tariff is most often charged on goods coming into a country, but export tariffs are sometimes charged. Quotes for customs brokerage generally include their estimation of taxes and tariffs on the merchandise. Brokers are often highly specialized. There are many complicated regulations and the slightest mistake can result in delays or even seizure of cargo. The broker becomes responsible for ensuring the clearance of all goods shipped.
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