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