What is a Customs Broker?

A customs broker is a person or firm who acts as an agent of an importer for the primary purposes of arranging U.S. Customs clearance and payment of duty. Customs brokers also handle a variety of operational procedures with other government agencies involved in regulating imported goods. Customs brokers in the U.S. are regulated and licensed, both individually and as business entities, by the Department of Homeland Security. In general, only customs brokers are allowed to transact customs business on behalf of others.  DJS is a licensed entity, with multiple licensed individuals on staff.