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Who is a Freight Forwarder? Is it same as the the freight broker?

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No Freight Forwader is an expert connected within the supply chain who concentrate on the logistics and physical transportation of cargo. He is in touch with any entity in the exporting process who handles or is aware of a shipment moving via truck, boat, plane or a combination thereof. Freight forwarders are in charge of assembling and completing a variety of documentation and compliance filings. Where as, Custom Brokers as a private individual, partnership, association or corporation licensed, regulated and empowered by a governmental organisation, to assist importers and exporters in meeting the government requirements governing imports and exports. Brokers submit necessary information and appropriate payments to the governing organisation on behalf of their clients and charge them a fee for this service. They must have expertise in the entry procedures, admissibility requirements, classification, valuation, and the rates of duty and applicable taxes and fees for imported merchandise. A customs broker is a specific term used to identify the intermediary between the importer and the government’s customs department in the country of import. Many freight forwarders can be customs brokers as well (or have access to brokerage services), but not every customs broker is a freight forwarder.


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