Customs Clearance and Border Crossing

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Streamline customs with Trusted Advisor experts

Rely on C.H. Robinson to help you manage the uncertainty of customs, tariffs, and compliance at border crossings in Latin America and around the world. Leverage our Trusted Advisor® experts to develop a clear, concise, and streamlined process for your shipments to clear customs, quickly and efficiently. Our local experts have the knowledge you need to optimize declared values and minimize what you pay in duties, taxes, and tariffs, while reducing your compliance risk and keeping your supply chain moving—giving you the advantage you need to stay ahead of the competition.

Trust your freight to experienced customs brokers who annually clear more than 500,000 shipments worldwide. Achieve legal compliance and create one customs clearance process with one respected, global company.

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Combine your customs clearance service with other global services, including ocean, air, surface transportation, and warehousing.

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4 tips for mitigating risk when clearing customs and crossing borders in Latin America

  1. Expand your carrier options. Shippers who limit themselves to the same regional carriers can end up paying an inflated price. A qualified logistics provider can assist in identifying other carriers who can meet your company's service and cost requirements on both sides of the border. In addition, identifying the right providers that are experienced in cross-border transportation can help reduce the risk of holds and delays at the border.
  2. Speak with local experts in your language who know local customs laws. The provider you work with should have a strong global network of offices and agents for personalized service anywhere you do business, and should help you develop a clear, concise, and streamlined process for your shipments to clear customs as quickly as possible.
  3. Use compliance consultations and business reviews to improve your global trading. Make it a priority to understand your cross-border shipping habits and how you can make continuous improvements to eliminate delays.
  4. Work with an experienced customs broker to help facilitate timely cargo examinations. Risk-based supply chain security, trade, contraband, and agricultural examinations are performed by government agencies. Although the frequency, duration, and type of examinations are determined by the government agencies, an experienced in-country customs broker can help facilitate a timely release through close coordination with the government inspectors, carriers, and bonded facilities.

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