When you import goods to the United States, it is important that you adhere to certain guidelines set by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The importers need to accurately assess and declare the value of goods to the customs authorities before the arrival of the consignment. To ensure compliance, the officials may confiscate, examine and scrutinize the goods to determine if all the valuation requirements have been met.
Hiring a customs broker is extremely important for importers and exports to facilitate their trade activities. Licensed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), customs brokers are responsible to comply with all the federal requirements and trade laws for international consignments. They will handle all the paperwork required and make sure that the goods are safely cleared from the customs, while you can focus on other important aspects of your business.