IBISWorld’s Customs Brokerage Services Procurement Research Report offers purchasing insight into the Customs Brokerage Services market. Our analysis dissects pricing trends and the supply chain, including highlighting key suppliers and their financial benchmarks. The report also provides key pieces of take-away intelligence, such as negotiation question preparation and a buying decision scorecard, which includes factors weighted according to their importance in the decision-making process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Customs Brokerage Services - Recent Price Trend

The price of customs brokerage services has been rising at an estimated annualized rate of 2.5% from 2014 to 2017. Growth in the price of transportation and storage services, which is suppliers’ main purchase cost, has supported price growth. Additionally, demand for customs brokerage services has increased, further pressuring prices upward. Fortunately for buyers, high competition has helped...


Customs Brokerage Services - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for customs brokerage services is low. As discussed in Benchmark Price, suppliers apply a range of charges determined by the buyer’s shipment and mode of transport. Additionally, suppliers pass customs duties to buyers. These charges are routine and considered components of the service price rather than hidden fees.Buyers should insist that suppliers present all...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of customs brokerage services. Customs brokers, also called clearing agents, guide imported goods through customs by providing a range of services, including classifying goods, preparing relevant documents, passing documents to government authorities, calculating and paying taxes and duties, arranging inspections and facilitating communication between the importer and government authorities. These services are purchased by any business that is importing goods to the United States. 

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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