customs broker

  

Definition

Person who is licensed by the local customs, after passing an examination that covers a broad range of knowledge including customs law, customs classification, customs tariff schedule, import and export regulations, shipping procedures, trade documentation, etc. He or she acts as a professional-agent for an importer or exporter, prepares and submits all documents for clearing goods through customs, and is paid customs-brokerage. Called customhouse broker in the US. See also Broker.

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  • When Jack wanted to start exporting his wicker furniture to India, he made sure to hire a competent customs broker to navigate the rules and regulations that would allow him to get his chairs from the U.S. into an Indian storefront.

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  • You should try to have a good customs broker that can tell you when and where to find the best deals.

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  • The customs broker was a really good one and I trusted him with all of our information and wanted him to help.

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