Customs Brokerage - Freight Forwarding, Shipping Freight, EOAP Shceme

By: TCF International  09-Dec-2011
Keywords: Shipping, Freight, Brokerage

In recent years large multinational and other larger freight companies have leaned towards selling short the importance of the customs broker. Preferring to market freight as the key to a successful import program.

Increased pressures on forwarders to provide quicker delivery times has led to many forwarders cutting costs in their customs departments through reducing the number of tariff experienced staff and reducing clearance cycle times. The result has been a decline over time in the ability of brokers to identify all opportunities to reduce their customer’s duty payable. 

With the further automation and computerisation of the industry the speed in which imported goods can be cleared through customs has improved.  This data entry process however should not be confused with the skills and knowledge required to classify commodities in the first place.  Tariff reviews are a regular occurrence at TCF International.  As our customer’s business changes we make a point of knowing about it to ensure we can capitalise on any new tariff concessions that may reduce their taxes payable.

Keywords: Brokerage, Clearance, Customs, Freight, Freight Companies, Shipping

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We have an agency network throughout Australia and the world with a dedicated team striving to deliver quality customer service whilst always remaining price competitive. Our team with over 30 years collective freight and customs experience strive to develop and maintain a loyal and trustworthy relationship with each individual customer.