Customs brokers are those professionals who attend to all of the customs procedures in international exchanges, in the name of and behalf of the owners of goods
Customs brokers are those professionals who attend to all of the customs procedures in international exchanges, in the name of and behalf of the owners of goods (thus exercising direct representation in compliance with the article 5 of the Community Customs Code – EEC regulation No 2913 of 1992 and EEC regulation 2453 of 1993 providing provisions for the implementation of the above mentioned law).
As experts in the topics and procedures related to international exchanges, Customs brokers must be registered within the relevant professional registries, established by law on December 22 1960, No 1612. They are among the key players in the international transportation of goods as they support the importer or exporter with the fulfilment of customs duties or by requesting those specific documents and authorisations which are essential for a regular international exchange of goods.
Customs brokers also help with the classification of goods according to their typology, as well as suggesting which customs operation should be carried out, and controlling the accuracy of the commercial documents issued by importers and exporters. They sign customs bills of entry and possibly additional customs certifications (EUR1, ATR…) in the name of and behalf of their clients.