A customs broker could be a person or company sanctioned by a government to assist importers and exporters with their customs clearance. Customs brokers also guide importers and exporters on regulations governing the entry and export of goods into a customs territory.
In the United States, Customs brokers must pass the Customs Broker Examination, deem to be of good moral character, and meet U.S. Treasury credit worthiness standards before they can be granted a U.S. Customs Brokers License. Each country has its rules governing customs clearance, but the role of a customs broker is similar in every countryâ€”that is to facilitate the processing of documents to get goods in and out of customs control into the general commerce. Jupiter SCM maintains a worldwide database of customs brokers with varying degree of expertise.