Customs brokers are licensed through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to operate on your behalf in all aspects of clearing your goods through customs, paying all fees, and getting the goods released for your delivery. It is very easy to locate a customs broker. Simply go to the CBP web site at http://www.cbp.gov/, and click on the link at the bottom of the page for Ports. You'll see "Locate a Port of Entry - Air, Land, or Sea." Scroll down the page until you find the state where you want your goods to arrive.
We'll use the state of New Jersey as our example. Now we have the choice of selecting one of three ports: Morristown Airport, New York/Newark (Service Port), or Perth Amboy. The next screen gives us plenty of details about the port itself, including contact information for reaching CBP personnel. More importantly, you will find a link entitled "View List" next to the entry "Brokers." Click that link and you will find qualified customs brokers who can help you clear your goods should you decide to bring them in through this port. The list is regularly updated so companies appearing on this list should still be in business. If you have any concerns, you can call the CBP to verify a broker at +1-202-927-0380. Of course, once you identify a possible customs broker, you are still required to do your own due diligence to ensure that you are satisfied with the services offered and the fees charged.