Customs & Compliance

In order for you to realize significant and quantifiable savings, Expeditors provides innovative approaches to global customs programs. Our approach is to determine how value can best be added to your processes. We look at your customs "value stream," which includes compliance, release and analysis, as a way of effectively managing cost.

As a compliance-driven organization, we are positioned to understand and address the intricacies of trade regulations and agreements at the global, regional, national and local levels.

Our systems are developed to create innovative technological processes that support a global product with local requirements. Commonality is achieved by focusing on the three elements of a strong customs process-strict compliance with regulations, reliable release timing and strong valuable data.

We strive to be welcomed and respected by all government agencies, where allowed. In many countries Expeditors is invited to participate in pilot programs with Customs and is often invited to give input on program changes. For example, we have been on the forefront of working with various EU Customs authorities in developing applications to handle programs such as frontier declarations with a control process between the issuing agent and the filer of the supplemental declaration. We have the ability to easily manage and control this process where simplified entry procedures exist and several freight forwarding agents provide customs services to the importer.

By utilizing Expeditors for your customs needs, you can better manage your program and:

  • Meet the requirements of the ever-changing regulatory environment.
  • File your import, export and security declarations electronically.
  • Enhance existing customs compliance programs, such as free trade zones, special regimes, border crossing and trade preferences.
  • Minimize risk and future potential costs of non-compliance.

For information on how we can help with your customs and compliance needs, contact your local Expeditors representative.