For businesses of all sizes, customs brokers play an integral role in the importing and exporting of products in Canada, but how do you pick the right broker for your needs?
By facilitating imports and exports in and out of Canada, an effective customs broker can make life easier for businesses and organizations of any size. They do this by confirming that all of your customs documentation is correct, by making sure that all duties and taxes are properly applied, and by helping to determine tariff classifications. Overall, a customs broker will be able to streamline the entire customs process, handling any and all problems that pop up along the way.
Customs brokers aren’t just for large businesses; small businesses can benefit from their experience handling imports and exports as well. When you’re an import/export novice looking for a broker for your company, you want to find out what level of support they can provide to help walk you through the world of imports and exports. An experienced customs broker should be able to help you learn the ins and outs of the business, teaching you what you need to know, including any potential risks that can come along with importing or exporting goods.
If you make less than 1000 shipments a year, hiring a customs broker to take care of your imports/exports just makes sense. They’ll be able to keep you in the loop about any regulatory changes or important trade issues that are on the horizon. Working with a customs broker will give you peace of mind that all of your imports and exports are in good hands.
For large companies that make thousands of shipments a year worth more than $1 million, working with a customs broker is a no-brainer. The logistics of trying to manage that volume of imports and exports by yourself while working with the relevant government agencies would be an huge drain on both manpower and capital. By authorizing a customs broker to work on your company’s behalf, all imports and exports will be professionally handled so you don’t have to even think about them. When picking out your customs broker, you want to choose a company that has some experience with the type of goods that your company works with. You also might want to make sure that you’ll have a dedicated point of contact with the customs broker so your account won’t get lost in a bureaucratic shuffle.
Inter Global Logistics works with companies, big and small, and can help you with your shipping needs. If nothing else, consulting with a customs broker can give you and your company valuable information and advice. Inter Global Logistics would be happy to talk with you to determine if we’re the right fit for you and your business. If you’d like more information about Inter Global Logistics, please free free to fill out our contact form, or give us a call at 1-647-428-6537, or toll free at 1-866-777-7556. Just ask for Sheldon or Ken!
Canadian Customs Broker November 1st, 2017
Posted In: Canadian Customs Brokerage