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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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    R Ga Logistics LLC
    29 Leinbach Dr, Charleston, SC 29407
    Our company is licensed as a U.S. customs house broker, with two licensed brokers on staff. We provide a wide range of freight and US customs services.
    (843) 723-3868
    Williams International
    3443 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
    We clear cargo through customs on behalf of importers. we process the mountains of paperwork required by customs and border protection. We transmit everything via computer and obtain clearances within 5 minutes. After clearance is received we will ship it wherever you need.
    (843) 747-0097
    My Horse Brand
    N/A, Lake City, SC 29560
    Contact us at (844) 443-6884 in Lake City, SC, to learn more about our customized merchandise.Contact us at (844) 443-6884 in Lake City, SC, to learn more about our customized merchandise.Contact us a
    (231) 564-1321
    Trans-Port International Inc
    198 E Bay St Ste 200, Charleston, SC 29401
    (843) 723-0688
    International Forwarders
    1350 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
    (843) 769-7030
    Global Logistics and Customs
    238 Mathis Ferry Rd Ste 201, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    (843) 216-3201
    BDP International
    668 Marina Dr, Charleston, SC 29492
    (843) 971-1200
    Access Customs Brokers
    5264 International Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418
    (843) 724-3434
    DJ Powers
    5300 International Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418
    (843) 723-2122
    Samuel Shapiro & Co Inc
    162 Seven Farms Dr Ste 220, Charleston, SC 29492
    (843) 971-0441
    Barthco International Inc
    5900 Core Ave Ste 400, Charleston, SC 29406
    (843) 744-2435
    FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage
    2420 Mall Dr Ste 120, Charleston, SC 29406
    (843) 744-4567
    Dhl
    5955 Core Ave, Charleston, SC 29406
    (843) 740-0123
    Barthco International Inc
    4995 Lacross Rd Ste 1350, Charleston, SC 29406
    (843) 744-2450
    Nippon Express USA Inc
    33 Bull St Ste 505, Savannah, GA 31401
    (912) 238-1936


    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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