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Natalie Istin Attains Licensed Custom Broker Certification

Posted on June 17, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 17, 2014) – Allyn International Services, Inc. (Allyn) announces the certification of Natalie Istin as a Licensed Customs Broker (LCB) by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In October 2012, Istin passed an 80-question exam administered by CBP. Istin, an Allyn team member since July 30, 2007, works at a client location in Houston.
Upon passing the exam, Istin was required to submit an application for license to her CBP port director and undergo a multiagency background investigation. The investigation included a fingerprint analysis, review of character references, credit reports and criminal background inspection.

“Each team member that passes and receives their Customs Broker License allows for additional expertise within the company and aids our client satisfaction,” commented Allen Trevett, Allyn CEO and LCB. “It proves their knowledge of customs and related laws, regulations and procedures, bookkeeping, accounting, drawback, trade agreements and all other appropriate matters, necessary to render valuable services to our clients.”

Brokers are licensed, regulated and empowered by CBP to assist importers and exporters in meeting Federal requirements governing foreign trade. They must have expertise in entry procedures, admissibility requirements, classification, valuation, duty rates and applicable taxes and fees for imported merchandise. According to the CBP, there are only 11,000 active licensed brokers in the United States.

Allyn International is dedicated to providing high quality, customer centric services and solutions for the global marketplace. Allyn's core products include transportation management, logistics sourcing, freight forwarding, supply chain consulting, tax management and global trade compliance. Allyn clients range from small local businesses to Fortune 500 firms. Allyn conducts business in more than 15 languages and has extensive experience in both developed and emerging markets. Highly trained experts are positioned throughout North America, Europe and Asia and Allyn regional headquarters are strategically located in Fort Myers FL USA, Shanghai P.R. CHINA and Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC. For more information, log on to

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