Each country operates under a different set of rules and regulations regarding the transfer of goods entering or leaving their borders. Customs regulations and laws concerning import and export of goods are constantly changing all over the world, sometimes even on a daily basis.
A customs brokerage firm is responsible for knowing all of these rules and regulations and ensuring that they are followed, in order to streamline the process of shipping goods as much as possible for the individual or organization. In effect, customs brokers alleviate the stress of dealing with customs officials and learning shipping regulations so that their clients can spend more time on what they are good at – managing their core business.
Customs brokers serve in effect as translators, communicating with agencies and government throughout the shipping process, to ensure that all of the proper procedures have been followed.