Even though there’s no law that says you need to hire a customs broker to get clearance for your goods, there’s a reason so many do. The fact is, navigating import brokerage can be intimidating no matter who you are. Not only is there a lot to learn, but the information is always changing. To avoid a lot of stress and possibly penalties, you’d do well to realize you’re not alone in this process! The right customs broker can benefit your business and make your life easier in more ways than one.
Here are several real-life benefits of appointing a licensed customs broker:
It becomes easier to connect with fresh new markets
Want your business to thrive? You need to get your product in front of customers. Pretty basic, right? If your customers happen to be on the other side the border, a customs broker with a presence on both sides can help your goods get to those customers without delay. If you’re importing parts or components, a broker with locations at major ports and border crossings can make sure your goods reach you quickly.
It’s their job to give you professional advice
It’s your job to focus on your business. While you do just that, you can count on your customs broker for: pro advice on getting your goods across the border; help with record-keeping; and ways of preparing in the event of a customs audit. From wise counsel on regulations, tariffs, valuation, classification, and more, the right broker can help you save both time and money!
At the push of a button
All brokers have automated systems that exchange shipment data with US Customs. Many brokers will offer you additional tools or use in-house systems that increase your efficiency, keep your costs in check, and reduce your risk of non-compliance. These tools can also mean less paperwork, simpler accounting, and a positive relationship with customs!
You get service tailored to suit your business
You need a broker who is going to pay close attention to detail and take an interest in the success of your business. Your broker should be aware of your unique needs and be available as a resource. Best-case scenario: your customs broker becomes part of your business, someone who can anticipate your needs and address them before they become problems.
Talk to us at Clearit USA today. Chances are, we can make your life easier.