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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Customs Brokerage Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Customs Brokerage Services?

What is the average price of Customs Brokerage Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Customs Brokerage Services. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Customs Brokerage Services been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Customs Brokerage Services yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Customs Brokerage Services?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Customs Brokerage Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

Market share concentration is low for customs brokerage services, with the top four suppliers generating close to 25.0% of total market revenue. The market is fragmented due to the prevalence of small clearing agents, most of which operate at very few ports of entry and focus on customs clearance for... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Scope of Services

What additional freight forwarding services can you offer that will reduce costs and simplify shipping?

Over what international routes do you offer freight forwarding (if applicable)?

Is customs brokerage included in the cost of any of your shipping services?

Will you warehouse my goods at the border if necessary, and what is your charge for doing so?

Do you provide customs brokerage in any countries in addition to the United States?

Port Representation

Can you provide customs brokerage at all US ports of entry

At which ports of entry do you have local representation

What are the top five ports of entry you serve?

What volume of goods do you clear at customs at each of those ports?

Fee Schedules

Is your complete fee schedule published online?

Will my contract lock down all fees as they are listed in your current fee schedule?

What is the limit of your liability in cases of negligence?

If you extend credit to me to cover customs duties, do you apply a service charge? If so, how much do you charge?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should state their annual budget for these services.

Buyers should state their preferred pricing model, such as flat rate, per entry or a time and materials model.

Buyers should provide an explanation of how additional costs will be handled, such as whether or not transport and travel expenditures will be covered.

Buyers should state what is included in the budget and provide a breakdown showing how much of the budget is to be allocated to different tasks.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should assess the level of experience each supplier has in the market, looking specifically at the level of experience that is most relevant to the services being requested.

Buyers should look at the proposed fees from each supplier.

Buyers should assess any value-added benefits from each supplier, such as additional services offered that may be needed at some point throughout the contract.

Project Schedule

Buyers should provide a list of key dates that specifically pertain to the RFP process, such as the final dates to submit questions and bids.

Buyers should provide a list of key milestones that will occur throughout the contract, such as the initial start date and the date on which contracts can be renegotiated.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk is medium for customs brokerage services. The primary sources of risk are upstream customs authorities, government trade commissions, freight carriers and wholesalers of gas and petroleum. Duties, tariffs and customs regulations are subject to change based on trade agreements and international relationships. Changing regulations can delay or... Subscribe to learn more.