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Customs Clearance Service

Shippofy is one of the leading customs clearance companies in Dubai. It provides customs clearance services for shipments to the UAE either by sea ports, land borders or airports.

Clearance of foodstuffs
Issuance of customs declarations
Food Products Registration in Dubai Municipality (FITR)
Issuing approvals from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change

When it comes to international trade and shipping, navigating through customs regulations and requirements can be a complex and time-consuming process. To ensure a smooth flow of goods across borders, businesses often rely on the expertise of professionals such as freight forwarders and customs brokers. While these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, it's essential to understand the distinctions between them. In this blog post, we will explore the differences between freight forwarders and customs brokers, helping you make an informed decision about which service you need for your international shipping needs.

Understanding Customs Brokers

Customs brokers are professionals who specialize in customs regulations and facilitate the clearance of goods through customs checkpoints. Their primary role is to ensure that shipments comply with all legal requirements and undergo smooth customs clearance. Customs brokers handle the paperwork, submit necessary documents to customs authorities, calculate and pay duties and taxes on behalf of the importer, and communicate with government agencies on behalf of the client. They possess in-depth knowledge of customs regulations and procedures to facilitate the import and export of goods.

Differences Between Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers

While both freight forwarders and customs brokers play important roles in the international shipping process, there are some key differences between the two:

  1. Focus: Freight forwarders focus on the transportation of goods, while customs brokers focus on compliance with customs regulations.
  2. Responsibilities: Freight forwarders are responsible for coordinating the shipment of goods from start to finish, while customs brokers are responsible for ensuring that shipments are cleared through customs.
  3. Expertise: Freight forwarders have expertise in logistics and transportation, while customs brokers have expertise in customs regulations and compliance.



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Frequently Asked Question

Have an Any Question?

Custom clearance services involve managing the legal and procedural requirements to import or export goods across international borders. Shippofy's custom clearance services ensure your shipments comply with regulations.

Common documents include a commercial invoice, bill of lading, packing list, certificate of origin, and any licenses or permits. Shippofy ensures your documentation is accurate and complete.

Yes, Shippofy manages customs clearance for various transportation modes, including air, sea, road, and rail. We ensure your shipments comply with customs regulations regardless of the transport method.

Shippofy stays updated with changing import/export regulations and leverages our expertise to ensure your shipments are compliant with the latest requirements.

To get started, provide Shippofy with the necessary shipment details. Our team will guide you through the process, from documentation to customs procedures, ensuring your cargo clears customs smoothly.
Why Choos Us

Why You Like Shippofy?

Worldwide Shipping

Shipping import-export cargo by sea freight from UAE to worlwide.

Prestige and quality

Service quality is guaranteed by direct routes through a long-standing dealer network.

Express delivery

Providing the competitive freight rates along with the fastest transit times.

Right Time Delivery

We Provide Time-Definite and Cost-Effective Solutions in real time at your door-step.