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How A Customs Broker Can Help Your Business


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Canada Customs Broker provides an easy solution to help you import and clear your goods through the lengthly rules and regulations of Canada Customs. To learn more, visit their website,

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How A Customs Broker Can Help Your Business

  1. 1. How They Can Help Your Business
  2. 2. Introduction  A customs broker is a person or company that handles formalities between importers and government agencies.  They are licensed and regulated by the Country’s Customs and Border Protection Agency, and they help to guide businesses through all aspects of importing products and materials.
  3. 3. Introduction  They make sure that all items are properly taxed, classified and valued, and they also offer assistance in other importing matters.
  4. 4. Receive Professional Advice From an Educated Broker  One thing that a broker can offer you is professional advice.  A good broker will be capable of handling all aspects of importing goods and know how to save your business money.
  5. 5. Receive Professional Advice From an Educated Broker  When you choose a broker, be sure to go with one that has many years of experience.  The more your broker knows about customs regulations, taxes, values and classifications, the less you will need to worry about any of that.
  6. 6. Receive Professional Advice From an Educated Broker  This will free up more time and energy for you to focus on the other aspects of your business plan.
  7. 7. Discover New Forms of Technology  Unless you have a history of importing and exporting, you are probably clueless about all of the new technology that has hit the industry in the past 10 years.
  8. 8. Discover New Forms of Technology  Good brokers have access to this technology and know how to use it to save you money.  There are tools to help manage your costs, up your efficiency and even do your billing electronically.
  9. 9. Discover New Forms of Technology  Not only can this reduce your paperwork and make your life easier in general, but it can also improve your relationship with customs and help you avoid any issues.
  10. 10. Find New Customers and Opportunities  If you want to expand your business beyond the borders of your country, then you need a customs broker to help ensure that your products reach new markets.
  11. 11. Find New Customers and Opportunities  Look for a broker that has connections to many different areas, and if you aren't sure what is covered, don't be afraid to ask.  It won't do you any good to find a customs broker who doesn't work in the area you are attempting to sell your products.
  12. 12. What to Look For in a Good Broker  First of all, every legitimate customs broker must be licensed and certified.  They must also be willing to provide you with individualized services that are designed to suit the needs of your specific business plan.
  13. 13. What to Look For in a Good Broker  For example, a business that is importing a small amount of products each year is likely going to require different services than a huge corporation that receives many shipments a day.
  14. 14. Conclusion  A good broker should always be around to answer any questions you may have, so your broker should give you the contact information of a representative who is available whenever the need arises.
  15. 15. Conclusion  If you've already hired a customs broker and are having trouble contacting them, look elsewhere immediately.
  16. 16. Conclusion  How can you deal with issues and ensure that your shipments get where they need to go if you can't even get in contact with the person who is managing these operations?  Customer service should be your broker's highest priority.