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Customs Clearance

Customs make up for a critical part of transportation. If not done correctly, the bureaucratic process can cause delays, unnecessary costs and a lot of stress. Since our company is based in a border area, we recognize the importance of knowing your shipment will pass through customs without any trouble. Decades of experience in the field have brought us a profound understanding of different formalities for different countries. Our trained staff will make sure that the right documents are sent to the right person at the right time. We make borders disappear! Many European countries do not have an export obligation if the goods have been produced in EU-member states. A couple of countries (like Norway, Switzerland and some Eastern European countries), however, do have an export- and import obligation.

What’s more, the rules, regulations, and laws are a bit different from country to country, sometimes from port to port within a country, making someone who specializes in customs clearance very important to a shipper exporting and importing goods. These specialists are called customs brokers and the work they do is called customs brokerage or sometimes customs broking. Having the wrong person handle your customs brokerage can be very problematic. Shipping containers are warehoused as they go through customs clearance. Warehousing and storage fees can add up quickly. If there is a problem with your customs brokerage and your customs clearance does not happen smoothly, your shipping costs could go up by hundreds to thousands of dollars. On top of these costs, the delay in getting your shipping containers released to you because of customs clearance problems could cost your business more money because the arrival of your shipment is delayed.

When choosing us your freight forwarder, you can be sure that our network of carefully selected brokers has the experience to handle your customs clearance well and  know what to do should any issues arise.

Forward together

"We believe our clients are special, that they are our partners and by moving forward together, we all reap the benefits of that partnership"

Richard B. Kempers