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Our Customs Brokers Services

Los Angeles Customs Broker is the premier customs broker in Southern California. We offer a wide range of services to help you import or export goods across our borders including US, Mexican and Canadian customs brokerage, freight forwarding, border services, warehouse & distribution and more. Let us take care of all your logistics needs so that you can focus on running your business!

Customshouse brokers will take care of all your customs service requirments. If your shipment is coming via the Port of Los Angeles or the Port of Long Beach then be sure to contact our professional Los Angeles forwarders team. We’ll handle all customs management for your and let you know exactly what it is that you need to provide for your importing and exporting requirements. Contact Los Angeles Customs Brokers today for a free estimate on our service.

US Custom Brokerage

US Customs Brokerage

Mexican Customs Brokerage

Mexican Customs Brokerage

Freight Forwarding

Freight Forwarding

Border Services

Border Services

Warehouse & Distribution

Warehouse & Distribution

Compliance

Compliance

Bonded Warehouse

Bonded Warehouse

International Sea and Air Shipping

International Sea and Air Shipping

Frequently Asked Questions

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Look for a customs brokerage who focuses on the types of goods you are importing into the United States and find one that offers an option to manage your transactions electronically. Certified Customs Brokers who offer Online File Transfer Services will be able to help you get ready for any shipment, including paperwork submission, cargo release procedures, and export due diligence obligations when required by law in other countries before arrival in the U.S., without needing constant input from you after providing the initial set up information. Without proper experience and expertise with US government regulations, completing these obligations can be challenging.

The customs broker’s fee is a percentage of the duties and taxes owed. This can be configured as an up-front, fixed cost that covers all duties and taxes for imports under that amount, an hourly salary rate as well as a minimum number of hours required per import declaration, or based on the value below which no brokerage services are rendered.
 
On small private goods worth less than $2000 (as mentioned in question), the brokers may charge a flat commission termed “dispatchment fee” which might manifest over some certain types of goods such as clothes or shoes.
 
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A customs broker encompasses a variety of roles, the first of which is to help people know what they may or may not import. The three main categories include items that are allowed into the country without restrictions, those that need approval and/or a permit before entering the country, and those that are prohibited from entry.
 
Finding an individual customs broker can be difficult because their exact functions vary depending on where you happen to live in this world. But you should know that there are private companies who can provide such services for you such as ourselves and we’d be more than happy to help.
A customs broker, also known as a “customhouse broker” or “import agent”, helps with the import and export process of international trade. Customs brokers typically work for a shipping company and are used by importers, exporters, their customers and shippers to file U.S., Canada, Mexico HTS numbers into customs entries that get filed on behalf of their clients with the relevant customs authorities in US ports or Canadian ports at which time they start duty payments.
 
Their primary responsibilities include acting as an agent between parties such as transportation companies or employers; filing paperwork needed to facilitate importation or exportation in a timely manner; negotiating fees like tariffs for re-export transactions related to supply chain competencies; asking questions about cargo.
This depends on the broker – we do offer this service.
 
Freight brokers mainly work with companies who are looking to export their products internationally, but they can also help inbound shipments that need to go through the customs process. One of the major responsibilities of a freight broker is importing cargo. Overseas importers often hire a freight broker for a large shipment or multiple shipments because it simplifies the customs clearance process and all documentation may be handled by one person or company versus separate entities for import and export logistics. It’s less confusing to have an all-in-one contact point, plus that person is knowledgeable about both US Customs laws and international custom regulations alike.
A customs broker is necessary in the importing process when a country imposes tariffs on goods, or has limits on the amount of items that can be imported at once. Without using a broker, goods from countries exporting to other countries might not meet importation requirements and face high processing charges – it may also take longer for the product to arrive at its destination. In addition, their services are often needed when importing items from overseas into a country with restricted or banned items.
 
In most cases, the government requires that you hire a qualified broker for these services. As it is typically illegal to export or import goods by yourself without declaring them properly at the port of entry/exit or border between countries.