A Customs Broker is a highly trained import professional. Licensed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the customs broker must possess thorough knowledge of tariff schedules and Customs regulations and keep abreast of the amendments made through constant changes in the law and adminsitrative regulations.
An individual must go through an extensive and careful background check and a test. Only then, can U.S. Customs permit an individual to be licensed as a Customs Broker.
A Customs Brokerage is responsible for knowing all the rules and regulations in order to make the process of shipping goods as seamless as possible for the client.
Most Customs Brokers maintain relationships with other “associate” Customs Brokers nationwide that allow the Broker to clear transporting goods through Customs at any port of entry.