Licensed by Australian Border Force (previously Australian Customs and Border Protection Service), a Customs broker acts as an agent for commercial businesses importing goods into Australia. A Customs broker will facilitate the customs clearance of a shipment through Australian Border Force and other government bodies, such as Department of Agriculture (DOA) and Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.
A Harmonized System Tariff classification number must be applied to each product imported with the Duty and/or GST applicable to be paid prior to release. A customs broker will determine the correct code, Customs value and assess the correct amount payable. With ever changing government rules and regulations related to import transactions, it makes good business sense to use a Customs Broker to ensure compliance with regulation and legislation is met and exposure is limited.