Three Reasons Why You Should Hire a Customs Broker

When you are a business owner, import brokerage can be a nerve-wrecking experience. From trying to determine if your goods are eligible in that country to filling out declaration documents and ensuring that your products arrive smoothly, importation is not an easy business decision to make. However, it is important to remember that you do not have to go through this process alone – we, at Thompson Ahern, will be ready to assist and ensure that this process goes smoother than it sounds.

Hiring a qualified customs broker is an extremely important step to take when importing goods to another country. Here are three ways in which you can benefit from hiring a customs broker:


  1. Guidance: Customs brokers can guide you through the whole importing process from classifying the goods and advising on the existing laws and regulations in that country, to acting as a liaison between the importer and the government. As a business owner, creating freight entries can be extremely time-consuming and could even end up affecting sales and relationships with your stakeholders. When you hire a customs broker, these entries will no longer be something you need to worry about. You can focus on your business, while knowing that there are people taking care of the entire process—from start to finish.


  1. Knowledge: A customs broker will always be aware of new regulations and requirements regarding your freight. As a business owner, it is hard to keep track of the ever-changing brokerage laws in each country. However, a professional customs broker is up-to-date on these laws. They will ensure that you do not miss out on any opportunity or get penalized for any regulation changes that you were not aware of.


  1. Avoiding mistakes: When filling out importation entries, it is difficult to avoid making mistakes. The likelihood of making an unwanted mistake increases when you don’t have detailed knowledge in that industry. To avoid possible stern penalties issued by Customs, it is better to hire a customs broker who can assist you and ensure that no mistake is being made.

Overall, you can only benefit from hiring a customs broker. At Thompson Ahern, it is our responsibility to ensure that your importation experience goes as smoothly as possible – from start to finish. We are a full-service provider ready to assist with anything that your business needs! If you want more information about our services, please contact us at info@taco.ca.

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