I've gone through a couple of customs broker and the best one I've dealt with is baycitybrokers.com The people there are really easy to deal with and reliable. Just my two cents.
12-24-2012 06:01 AM
Re: Customs Broker Recommendation
I think this trusted straightforwardchb.com can do a better freight forwarding and clearance job perfectly without any delay.
08-19-2011 03:02 AM
Originally Posted by muchmsw
Does anyone have a recomendation for a Customs Broker
to assist me in purchasing a boat in Toronto and importing
it back to Chicago?
I'm considering purchasing a trailerable sailboat and driving it
back into the US from Toronto. Has anyone hired a reliable
Customs Broker to help them with this process?
I used Pacific Customs Brokers to clear my Columbia 43. Cost $150 IIRC and was more than worth it to avoid any customs hassles. DO NOT go on information you may obtain by calling Canada Customs - if I had listened to them it would have cost me $thousands - fortunately for me an American truck driver knew more about Canada Customs rules than they did.
08-17-2011 06:51 PM
This is easy to do yourself. All you need is a customs bond and if you are careful in your wording ("could you please tell me who files most of the bonds with you?") the C&I folks will tell you who to go to.
08-17-2011 05:48 PM
If you are bringing the boat back yourself, you shouldn't need a customs broker. I did this last year. Easy.