Learn how customs brokers can help your import/export business

Bringing goods to and from Canada can be a profitable business venture. But it’s also one that’s fraught with difficulties if you’re not current on all the rules and regulations at each border. Fortunately, it’s a customs broker’s job to stay on top of changes in international import/export laws and to ensure your shipment’s compliance. Keep reading to learn more about importing and exporting goods in Canada and how a customs broker can help you succeed.

Getting started with import/export

Setting up an import/export venture requires a great deal of planning and research. Here are just a few of the steps you’ll have to go through to get yourself started:

  • Obtain a business number
  • Decide what you’ll be importing and where it will be coming from
  • Check to see if these goods are authorized for import into Canada
  • Calculate the value of your goods
  • Classify each item that you are transporting, and calculate duty fees and taxes
  • Arrange your order and decide on a shipping method
  • Report your import/export to the proper authorities

What can a customs broker can do for you?

Professional customs brokers in Vancouver are committed to your success and will guide you through the entire import/export process. They have the expertise required to get your shipments cleared as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. A customs broker will:

  • Ensure that you are compliant with clearance procedures
  • Help you understand the clearance process
  • Avoid any unnecessary fees or fines
  • Provide assistance in verifying declarations
  • Ensure that all paperwork is filed correctly
  • Check that all goods are correctly identified
  • Help you bring your business to new markets
  • Advise you on how to increase your volumes

The benefit of hiring a customs broker

Customs brokers from Courtney Agencies in Vancouver stay current on all the latest rules, regulations and legislation and can expertly manage the import and export of goods all across the globe. Their knowledge of entry procedures, admissibility requirements, classification, valuation and duties will save you time, money and frustration as they’re able to expertly navigate the world of international trade.

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Courtney Agencies can help you grow your business and make a positive impact on Canada’s economy. Contact us today to learn more about the global solutions our customs brokers can offer your business!