Customs brokers are highly-trained import/export trade professionals, license by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC). They possesses thorough knowledge of tariff schedules, customs regulations keeping abreast of the amendments made through constant changes in the law and administrative regulations.
Our job is overly complex which is evident when one considers that for every shipment entering in the Philippines there is an official greeting:500 pages of customs regulations and thousand of tariff items. Well versed in determining proper classifications and dutiable value and fully aware of vast number of commodities subject to restrictions.
Helping clients to choose modes of transportation, appropriate carriers and analyzed shipment data. Provide assistance to importers & exporters assigning shipment for best routes, estimates landed costs, arrange payments of goods through draft, letters of credit, insurance and re-delivery of cargo from one port to another.
Dealing customs, as a customs broker we are aware of any potential problem involving the entry of item presented, including cargo handling which includes factors affecting appraissal, exchange rates and regulations concerning calculation of duties and taxes.
Our operation often transends customs, calling for contact with goverment agencies, such as
- Department of Agriculture (DAR) - on agricultural goods,
- Bureau of Imports (BOI) - for vehicles,
- Firearms and Exposive Division of the Philippine National Police - on explosives and ammunitions,
- Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) - food and drug items