In today’s volatile trade environment, you need a trusted U.S. compliance team.
When importing goods into the U.S., there are a lot of moving pieces. Between the import commodity, its origin, the quality of your paperwork, trade agreements, and the many regulatory agencies that review imports into the U.S., importing can be a complex process.
Working with Carson ensures that your goods move swiftly across the border, while eliminating the need for you to worry about the litany of factors that could stall your shipment at the border. With over 50 years as a fully licensed U.S. customs broker, Carson has expert knowledge of the rules, regulations, and logistical considerations needed when importing into the U.S.
When you work with us, we’ll make sure you’re not left in the dark. Check on the status of your shipment 24/7 with our tracking software, so you can know exactly where your goods are at in the import process, and stay on top of costs along the way.
Carson proudly serves large enterprise, small business, and personal shipments.
Q: What is a customs broker?
Customs brokers help remove barriers in global trade for their clients by facilitating the import and export of goods across international borders. Whether you’re an individual, small business, or enterprise company, customs brokers use their expertise to help goods smoothly clear through customs in different countries. By optimizing the flow of shipments across borders, customs brokers reduce the stresses involved with international shipping for their clients.
Q: What’s the advantage of using a customs broker?
International trade across the world’s longest border is a complex industry full of shifting regulations and rapidly evolving technology. Customs brokers navigate the ever-changing world of shipping for you, to help individuals and businesses clear customs with ease. Reliable customs brokers will have all of the resources needed to help your business stay up-to-date regarding any technological or regulatory changes. Learn more about the benefits of using a customs broker here.
Q: Do I need a customs broker for personal goods?
Although you are not required to have a customs broker to assist you in clearing your goods through Customs you may choose to clear them on your own, but it will always be up to the discretion of the attending officer if they require you to present a formal Customs entry.
Q: How much does a customs broker cost?
Brokerage fees are usually determined by the total value of the shipment being imported. In some cases, a set rate or fee is agreed upon between the broker and client. To get an accurate idea of how much your fees will be, start a free quote here.
Q: How long does customs clearance take?
Once all of the documents are received, the customs clearance process can range from 30 minutes to 2 hours. We rely on Customs Organizations to review the information and provide a decision back electronically to ensure the goods are able to move without any impediments.
Q: What type of customs clearances services do you offer?
Carson International is a full service customs broker offering customs clearances across the Canadian and USA border. We clear truck, ocean, and Air shipments and ensure that your goods move swiftly across the border while meeting all facets of compliance. Learn more about our Canadian Customs Brokerage services here.
Why use Carson for US Brokerage
- Clear U.S. customs efficiently
- Boost your customs and trade compliance
- Navigate U.S. customs agencies
- Build efficient import processes
- Take advantage of free trade agreements
- Maintain supply chain visibility
- CTPAT Certified