Reliable and personalized service for all your importing needs.

In 1965, the now late James (Jim) Kendall and his wife, Elfie, bought Interior Customs Brokers in Prince George, British Columbia. They moved to Vancouver in 1987 to run Lee and Drummond Customs Brokers. In 1993, Lee and Drummond merged with five other brokerage firms in British Columbia and Northern Canada to become Summit Customs Brokers & Trade Consultants, one of the largest customs brokers in the province. Since then, Summit has grown to establish offices in Vancouver at YVR airport (Head Office), Pacific Highway, Osoyoos, Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton, and Whitehorse.

Today, we pride ourselves in helping businesses handle imports through all modes of transport — truck, rail, ship, and air — no matter which province your goods enter Canada. Summit is accomplished in serving the aviation and wine industries with consulting, customs clearances, refunds, duty drawbacks, appeals and all customs-related issues. We are available 24/7 to best serve you.

We have not forgotten our ties to providing service locally. We believe strongly in giving back to the community and participate in a variety of charitable events, such as our very popular annual Softball Slam, with all proceeds going to the Hope for Kids charity.

Summit has been dedicated to serving British Columbia, including the YVR airport community, for more than 25 years. Nobody would be more proud today than its original founder, Jim Kendall. Several of his family are still employed by Summit Customs Brokers & Trade Consultants to this day — why Jim’s vision still carries on with our focus on excellence in customs brokerage.

Our Values



We are committed to providing clients with access to every cross-border service needed to thrive in today’s competitive marketplace.



We can be counted on to do what we say when we say. To our clients and our staff.


We take an active part in our community through fundraisers and events.


We adapt with the market and needs of our valued customers and staff.

Our Team


We are proud to run a business where we treat both our staff and our clients like family — we support them to thrive. When you choose us as your customs broker or trade consultant, you’ll deal with the same person from start to finish, each time, out of the location that’s most convenient for you. We look forward to working with you!

Interested in joining our team? Check out our Careers page.

Have a question? We're here for you 24/7. Call us: 604.278.3551

Head Office:

5455 Airport Road South Unit H, 2nd Floor
Richmond, BC  V7B 1B5  CANADA

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