Our current president, Ed Reiter, incorporated Vancouver Customs Brokers Ltd. April 1, 1969. He spent the first 12 years of his ‘customs’ life with Canada Customs prior to becoming a Customs House Broker.
We are able to obtain clearances of commercial shipments, at every customs port in Canada, that arrive by any mode of transport, air, ocean, truck, rail, courier and hand carried.
Being a smaller and personal sized customs broker gives our clients direct access to our senior staff, each of which have been with us for over 30 years.
In a normal process we would calculate the duty and taxes that correctly apply to your goods. In turn, we pay the duty and taxes to Canada Customs and invoice the client for amounts paid out along with our service fees.
If you are importing from the U.S. by courier or truck, we have an address in Blaine Washington, and a system to clear your goods through customs and deliver the following day.
Note, as with most customs brokers we are unable to process ‘personal shipments’ through Canada Customs because provincial taxes apply to those imports.
We operate under the very latest communications and technical programs with Canada Customs and OGDs.
We are a service minded company that has looked after Importers for fifty years, some of them have been with us since inception.
As like all Custom House Brokers we require all clients to complete and sign a Canadian Border Services Agency’s ‘Agency Agreement’.