What does a customs broker do?

Customs brokers contribute to clearing shipments with customs. This means that they take care of trade duties and fees of a shipment being imported into a particular country, so it can enter the country and be delivered quickly without penalties. Some of their responsibilities include:

  1. Properly classify the freight
  2. Assess tariffs and duties
  3. Gather the paperwork and documentation related to the shipment like packing list, invoice, etc.
  4. File paperwork with Customs and Border Patrol

What is the Manifest in cross-border?
In cross-border, the manifest is a document required at customs that contains a detailed list of all cargo entering the country of import.
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What is the Notice of Crossing?
A notice of crossing consists of an electronic document linked to the customs documentation that will be presented when clearing the goods.
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What is the Project of Customs Technology Integration (PITA)?
PITA is an integral initiative that aims to automate, facilitate and streamline the entry and exit of goods at Mexican customs.
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What is the Document of Operation for Customs Clearance (DODA)?
Doda is a document that is part of the customs clearance, and is used to activate the Automated Selection Mechanism (MSA).
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What is the difference between US & Mexico in terms of customs brokerage?
The US & Mexico have a different approach as it relates to customs. Learn more about it here.
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How long does it usually take to cross the border for cargo trucks?
The border process for cargo trucks takes time, and how much, will vary based on demand.
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