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 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.
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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