Customs Brokerage Services

Commtrex streamlines international shipping with our customs brokerage partners to ensure the timely and reliable movement of freight.
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With international rail freight movement continuing to grow, the need for efficient cross-border transportation is only increasing. Customs brokerage services streamline cross-border shipping and expedite the overall international transport move. Commtrex partners can help with simplifying the customs brokerage search process by connecting you with companies that offer the services you need, when and where you need them. Our service providers can assist with moves between the US, Canada, and Mexico. It's fast and simple to get connected with various brokers through Commtrex.

What is Customs Brokerage?

Customs brokerage, as it applies to the rail network, involves the accurate completion of necessary documents and procedures related to cross-border imports and exports. Customs brokers can be certified individuals, companies, or associations, and are regulated by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Customs brokerage is necessary for all cross-border moves. Customs agents will prohibit the movement of particular railcars if certain requirements are not met. Some of the key information needed for customs clearance includes:

  • Precise origin and destination
  • Importer and exporter tax information
  • Description and volume of goods

Benefits of Customs Brokerage

Offsets Shipper's Workload

As a shipper, you have enough on your mind. Keeping track of all documents and procedures that need to be completed for cross-border transport can be a headache. A customs broker will help lift that burden by facilitating the process and ensuring that everything is completed in a timely and convenient manner.

Avoids Delays

Customs brokerage services aim to expedite the international rail shipment process. Cross-border import and export shipments tend to be time-sensitive. Even a minor mishap can cause delays that jeopardize the timeliness of a shipment. A custom brokerage specialist will keep documents organized so there are no issues when the freight arrives at the customs checkpoint.

How Do I Choose the Right Customs Brokerage Company?

A high quality customs brokerage company will guide you through the entire customs clearance process, eliminating any confusion or questions you may have. In addition, a reputable broker will have close relationships with affiliates in Mexico and Canada who are familiar with the ins-and-outs of customs clearance related to a certain country.

Commtrex makes the decision easy. We have partnered with vendors so you can have peace of mind with your cross-border move. Compare rates, services, and contact the provider directly through our network.

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