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U.S. Department of Homeland Security – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Customs Broker License

What is a Customs broker?

Customs brokers are private individuals, partnerships, associations or corporations licensed, regulated and empowered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assist importers and exporters in meeting Federal requirements governing imports and exports. Brokers submit necessary information and appropriate payments to CBP on behalf of their clients and charge them a fee for this service.

Brokers must have expertise in the entry procedures, admissibility requirements, classification, valuation, and the rates of duty and applicable taxes and fees for imported merchandise.


What about Customs brokerages?

Corporations, partnerships and associations must have a broker license to transact Customs business. Each of these businesses must have at least one individually licensed officer, partner or associate to qualify the company's license. Failure to have a qualifying officer or member (of a partnership) for more than 120 days will result in the revocation of the broker license.


The UWL Team of Licensed Customs Brokers

Partner with trusted advisors to navigate the challenging requirements of shipping regulations. Our team of in-house customs compliance specialists will design effective customs compliance strategies to simplify the complex customs valuation process and provide reliable customs brokerage service for your company. Focused assessment, audit preparation and seamless integration with customs brokerage both sides of the border will streamline your overall supply chain. Global supply chain visibility is essential for paying the right amount of tariffs, duties, and declared values. UWL will help you comply with existing government regulations and stay ahead of changing customs compliance laws.