Customs Brokers - Here to help!

Crane Worldwide Logistics offer certified customs brokerage services throughout the United States. Need a customs broker? Get in touch with a customs agent today!

What is a Customs Broker?

As a licensed corporation, regulated and empowered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as a customs broker, we assist importers and exporters in meeting Federal requirements governing import and exports. Our customs brokerage team has experience in the customs entry procedures, admissibility requirements, classification, valuation, and the rates of duty and applicable taxes and fees for imported merchandise. It's difficult to find a good customs agent who can respond quickly to your needs, reach out for support today!

Talk to a Customs Broker

“The trade world is constantly changing and we need to be prepared to address these changes in a moment’s notice. Crane’s distinctive holistic approach to customs brokerage and trade not only focuses on its responsibility to act with a sense of urgency and attention to detail, but to also serve as your advocate in seeking opportunities within the regulatory framework, while improving trade compliance. Reach out one of our dedicated customs brokers for support.”

Alexandra Kleinschmidt, Vice President Customs Brokerage and Trade Advisory
Crane Worldwide Logistics

Meet our Customs Broker Solutions Expert

Alexandra Kleinschmidt

Vice President Customs Brokerage & Trade Advisory

Alexandra Kleinschmidt is a licensed customs broker, certified customs specialist and has years of experience in leadership roles covering customs brokerage, compliance, ocean product and sales. Throughout her career, she has lived in multiple continents and speaks four languages fluently bringing global experience to this leadership role. She is a graduate from Loyala and Tulane University.

Your Customs Broker

As your Customs Broker and Remote Location Filer (RLF) in the United States, we operate five regional customs brokerage execution centers (LaredoDetroitHoustonAtlantaand Los Angeles) this includes northern and southern border entries for imported goods. At Crane Worldwide Logistics, we can file entries in any port of entry in the United States as well as submitting all types of entries as your Customs Broker, including temporary importations, carnets, warehouse, and foreign trade zone entries and help you understand the relevant rules and regulations for customs clearance.

Crane Worldwide Logistics customs brokerage services operate through an Automated Commercial Environment compliant technology platform and adhere to strict security criteria through its participation in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. At Crane – “pre-clearance” is standard, which is “wheels-up” for air shipments, and five days out from arrival for ocean freight. We also offer 24/7 services.

  • Full customs brokerage service – all ports, all entry types, all PGAs, ISFs, In-Bonds
  • Client-Centric – T&I planning, client-specific SOPs, QBRs
  • Execution – Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Compliant
  • Compliance – Policies & Procedures, On-Boarding, Auditing, Training, and Development
  • Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Certified, more information on US Customs & Border Protection C-TPAT program here 
  • Integrated supply chain and “brokerage-only” services available
  • Able to support after hours, weekend and holiday clearances
  • Remote Location Filer (RLF)
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and flat file capable
  • Pre-clearance is standard protocol
  • Active Southern and Northern border filer
  • Web-based client portal for report generation, data analysis, and document retrieval

Focusing on our global client's challenges with customs services

Crane Worldwide's global customs brokerage operations (including Canadian customs brokerage) offer a variety of services to both importers and exporters including but not limited to: Duty Management, VAT deferment set-up, temporary import and export management, landed cost management, classification projects, duty drawback, audit assessments. Global trade can be complicated, our customs experts are here to support your growing business and give you peace of mind.

We are currently AEO certified in several locations, including the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, and Taiwan. We work in close collaboration with the customs authority of your country to ensure the seamless flow of goods for your imports and exports.

Do you need custom border brokers in the UK to support you during the Brexit transition? Let us help you with your international trade requirements and support your transportation operations with our customs agents, our team of customs experts are here to help you! You can read all our latest trade advisory notices here

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