Private US Forwarder Obtains Customs Broker License

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Trans-Border Global Freight Systems, Inc. Continues Expansion into 2012

Latham, NY-based third party logistics provider Trans-Border Global Freight Systems, Inc. is proud to announce that one of the owners of the company has obtained his Customs Brokerage license. Executive Vice-president Joshua A. Spiegel was issued the license from The U.S Department of Homeland Security- Customs and Border Protection after passing the brokerage exam as well as meeting all other Federal Regulation requirements. In addition to becoming a licensed customs broker, Mr. Spiegel was also acknowledged as a Certified Customs Specialist by the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America.

Spiegel admitted it was a challenging exam that required strict discipline in study and preparation in order to pass on the first attempt. The exam is only administered twice a year with a national passing rate somewhere near the 12-15% range.

“We’ve always employed licensed brokers in order to service our clients, but we really needed to bring it to the in-house, corporate level, in order to be able to expand our full menu of complete logistics services.” Spiegel carries on the family trade by obtaining his brokerage license like his father and grandfather before him.

“As more and more clients realize the importance of import compliance, we are seeing more requests for consulting and compliance management. This helps make our clients aware of our experience and level of expertise we offer,” Josh stated. It is just one of the many professional acknowledgements the staff at Trans-Border possess in their quest to be the preeminent service provider in the industry.

Trans-Border started in 1997 with a staff of 6 has grown to 53 people. The company will be moving into a brand new 15,000 square foot office facility in May 2012. Trans-Border, which started out primarily servicing companies in the Northeast United States, has greatly expanded its client base with over 50% of its business now outside the Northeast area and sales reps in southern California as well as Houston, Texas. Growth for 2011 was at 16% and estimated growth for 2012 is for between 14 to 18%. The company focus has been driven by a value added, quality service, compliance and personalized approach.

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