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Who is a Customs broker?

Who is a Customs broker?

A customs broker is a licensed intermediary who assists importers and exporters with customs formalities during the clearance and movement of goods across borders.

Cooperation with a qualified customs broker ensures stable business operation and constant profit and helps minimize risks.

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When selecting a customs representative, it is important to consider the following criteria:

  1. The customs broker should have a license to provide intermediary services and be registered in the State Register of Customs Brokers. This ensures quality services and financial responsibility for the freight, including insurance.
  2. Ideally, the customs broker's office should be located near the customs post to facilitate the customs clearance processes.
  3. Check for positive feedback and relevant documents for employees of the customs broker company. It is also a good practice to review the results of their previous activities.
  4. The customs broker should have a positive cargo registration experience using the Harmonized System Nomenclature (HS) code for the product you are dealing with.
  5. Consider the customs posts the customs broker has previously worked with.
  6. The customs broker's office should have the necessary equipment, including licensed programs for customs operations, data sets for cargo customs declaration, and all essential stamps and seals with the company's data.

By working with a customs broker, clients can avoid customs risks and losses, ensuring a smooth passage of goods through customs.

Legislation in Ukraine is frequently updated regarding customs clearance of goods that cross borders. Customs documentation may be necessary at any point during international transportation of goods. The cargo owner must be familiar with the exporting country's legislation and the countries through which the cargo will pass. DiFreight offers the services of a trustworthy customs broker in both the country of cargo shipment and the cargo's destination.

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