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Why Working with International Customs Brokers is Essential to Your Import/Export Business

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With the global economy constantly changing along with international regulations, it’s best to make use of licensed and certified international customs brokers when importing and exporting shipments. Professional customs brokers are often recommended for companies, whether they have been importing/exporting for many years or if they are just entering the market. A professional customs broker is tasked with facilitating the import or export of goods internationally. They ensure that all international customs are adhered to along with any potentially complicated procedures along the way. There is a great deal of paperwork that needs to be handled and made available when importing and exporting goods. Generally speaking, the international customs broker will ensure that all communications and dealings between importers/exporters and the authorities are correctly handled.

 

 

At BCE Global, we offer professional customs services to importers and exporters. We are electronically connected to SARS, which puts us in a great position to ensure that your shipments are cleared accurately and quickly. We can ensure that your shipment is pre-cleared at any South African port of entry, before actual arrival. Many importers and exporters experience delays which end up costing them a great deal in the end.

 

Our international customs services include, but are not limited to the following:

 

·         Assisting customers with accurate tariff determinations.

·         Determination of duties and taxes.

·         Bond/rebate store management.

·         Handling of all necessary applications with SARS.

·         Management of all duty and tax payments to SARS.

 

Not sure if you should be using a professional international customs broker? Below are a few ways in which you can benefit when partnering with BCE Global as your international customs brokers:

 

·         Ensure that your business is never blindsided by unexpected policy and regulation changes – professional customs brokers are expected to keep up to date with any policy and regulation changes imposed. Ensuring that your shipments and paperwork are compliant is one of the top priorities of your designated customs broker. Non-compliance can result in delays and setbacks that can essentially cost you money in the long run.

 

·         Be kept up to date on the progress of your shipment at all times – your customs broker will ensure that you are aware of the delivery or collection of your shipment and its progress, every step of the way. You won’t need to waste valuable time making phone calls and trying to track your shipment – it will all be done for you, so that you can focus on other pressing and core tasks of the business.

 

·         Be informed about potential trade opportunities – international customs brokers are often the first to know about trade agreement opportunities that often translate to lower taxes and duties.

 

If you are shipping a specific product or item that needs special care, chat to the customs brokers about their experience and how they intend to handle the shipment. You should also choose a broker who has representation at your ports – at BCE Global, you can be assured of professional representation at your destination ports. We also have experience in dealing with a wide variety of standard and specialised shipments.

 

At BCE Global, we assure our customers of our very best attention to detail at all times. Whether you are moving a small or large shipment, our team is skilled, experienced and well equipped to ensure that your shipment arrives at its destination in good time and in good order too. We deal with air freight, sea freight and road freight, both locally and internationally, for your convenience.

 

When partnering with us as your international customs brokers, you can expect us to provide you with a tailor-made solution based on your specific requirements. We provide our clients with a comprehensive service designed to simplify the import/export process and ensure that you experience no delays or hitches with your shipment.

 

 

If you are shopping around for the right international customs brokers to assist you with your shipments, take the time to chat to our knowledgeable team at BCE Global. We will ensure that you are provided with customs services that speed up the customs process for you and put in a more profitable and productive position. For more information and advice, contact us via email or telephone at BCE Global today. 

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