Charter is a global trade services company, licensed to operate in the United States and Canada. As a customs broker and freight forwarder, Charter provides prompt and efficient import and export clearance of merchandise. Charter is the industry leader in providing drawback services for the recovery of import duties, taxes and fees. We also provide administrative and inventory-tracking services for the operation of foreign-trade zones and bonded warehouses.
Since its inception, Charter has incorporated compliance into all its service offerings and now provides a complete customs solution for its clients. We believe compliance is the foundation for excellence in the trade process.
Our staff of legal and trade experts helps our clients steer clear of customs and export liabilities and provides advice on cost-saving strategies.
Charter is a strong, steady voice in the industry, whether commenting on proposals, clarifying issues at industry conferences or leading a coalition of companies to advance our clients’ best interests. We have longstanding relationships with government officials at every agency level.
Initially assisting the petroleum and airline industries, Charter has expanded to provide services to a large variety of industries, including petrochemicals, chemicals, biofuels, industrial machinery and equipment, metals and food products, among others.
Charter qualifications include:
• Licensed U.S. Customs Broker
• Licensed Canadian Customs Broker
• Licensed U.S. Ocean Freight Forwarder
• Validated Participant in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism – (C-TPAT)
• Expert in the Importer Self-Assessment Program
• Member of the Industry and Trade Committees to Advocate for Clients’ Interests