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I. Choose the words from the group below to complete the article. It may be necessary to change the form of the given words.

to licence, duties, well-versed, behalf, rates, subject to, shipping.


A Customs Broker acts as an agent for an importer in conducting Customs business on their …. A Customs Broker can either be a private individual or a company. In order to be a Customs Broker one must be … by the Customs Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury. Specifically, a Customs Broker prepares and files the necessary Customs entries, arranges for the payment of … found due, takes steps to effect the release of the goods in Customs custody, and represents their clients in custody matters.

A Customs Broker must have an excellent understanding of trade requirements and procedures and customs and tariff regulations. Furthermore, the Customs Broker will assist the client with advise on transportation options, types of carriers, and …. routes. The Broker will also assist the client with exchange rates, appraisals, and proper classifications and duties. In dealing with Customs, the broker must be aware of any potential problem involving every entry item represented, including cargo handling. This includes all factors affecting appraisement, exchange .. and the many regulations concerning calculation of duties.

The complexities and dynamics of international trade are such that an importer will find it extremely advantageous to obtain the services of a customs broker in order to facilitate the importation of goods. The complexity of the job is evident when one considers that for every shipment entering the United States there are 500 pages of Customs regulations and thousands of tariff items to consider. The broker must be … in determining proper classifications and dutiable value, and be fully aware of the vast number of commodities … quotas.

The customs broker must also possess a thorough knowledge of tariff schedules and Customs regulations and keep abreast of the amendments made through constant changes in the law and administrative regulations. The broker’s operation often transcends Customs, calling for contact with over 40 other government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on meat importation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on vehicle emission standards or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on product safety.

For these reasons, the services of a Customs Broker are highly recommended to the importer.


II. Read the following articles advertising a customs brokerage company. Which one is the most persuasive/informative? Why? Using new vocabulary, the phrases from the advertisements in bold and the information from the articles above remake the advertisements. Make them more eye-catching and attractive for the clients.


I. Cleared and Delivered is a licensed customs broker that can clear your imports through any port in the United States. We streamline the clearance and delivery process on behalf of companies large and small. A customs broker is a valuable partner in the workings of any import intensive business. The customs broker has the legal authority and knowledge to recognize very detailed classifications of your goods, and the respective tariffs associated with such. The customs broker also recognizes and produces a variety of legally binding documents needed to import goods into the U.S. Customs brokers have a close relationship with the Dept. of Homeland Security/ U.S. Treasury / U.S. Customs Service, to obtain legal rights for your goods to enter into the United States. Customs clearance is required for ALL imports into the U.S. regardless if they are duty free or not. Customs brokers also file bonds for goods that temporarily leave and then re-enter the United States. These are called carnets. Having a professional customs broker working on your behalf can make your importing business more efficient and more profitable.


II. UPS Supply Chain Solutions Duty rates, customs clearance, and entry processes differ from country to country. Tariff classifications, value declaration, and duty management can create confusion and increase costs. And customs and security initiatives have imposed new regulations on companies that make it more challenging than ever to trade internationally.

With over 80 years of customs brokerage experience and offices in over 60 countries around the world, UPS Supply Chain Solutions can provide you with global coverage and reliable, consistent service. In the United States alone, we process over four million entries annually and employ hundreds of licensed customs brokers.

We're ahead of the curve on the latest customs programs - such as remote filing services and entry reconciliation - to help you keep your business on the leading edge. In fact, we continuously work to impact trade policy through active participation in industry committees and associations.

If you're looking for a trusted source to manage your customs brokerage, consider this:

Global customs brokerage representation minimizes the number of brokers you need and simplifies your customs processing. A single customs broker means a single point of contact.

Customer service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in many locations.

Our focus on compliance management helps to reduce cargo delays and costs associated with non-compliance to customs regulations.

Our customer service programs enable online visibility to entry, delivery, tracking and billing details, and offer flexible reporting capabilities.

Flexible EDI solutions help minimize data entry errors which can impede your shipment's progress.

Implementation procedures for new customers include the development of an import process to maximize your chances of being categorized as "low risk" and further minimize costs.

Our document imaging provides easy archiving and retrieval of important customs brokerage documents and minimizes the need for physical storage space.

Standardized entry processing and customer service can increase compliance, consistency, quality, and ease of doing business.

As a market leader, we maintain industry best practice standards throughout the clearance process.

As a C-TPAT and AMS certified provider, our security measures meet or exceed the latest requirements established by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

When you consistently meet your schedules and promises, you enhance your customer perception and gain a competitive advantage. Our customs brokerage experts produce compliant entries time after time, moving your shipments through customs efficiently and minimizing delays.

Date: 2016-01-14; view: 367

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