Our Story

“We believe each client is the reason we exist, and value the trust they put in us to handle their cargo rather than any other broker or freight forwarder. We take that trust very seriously.”

– Samya Murray, CHB, CCS | Co-Founder and Corporate Compliance Officer

C J International was founded in the summer of 1987 by three like-minded entrepreneurs: former U.S. Customs Regional Director Curt Perry, top-rated U.S. Customs import specialist Joan Shindledecker, and import/export specialist Samya Murray. Together, they grew our company to 5 offices based on a philosophy of integrity.

Over three decades later, we are still working with clients who put their trust in C J from the very beginning.

We want to offer the same partnership to your business, dedicating our team, our hand-selected vendors, and our expertise to your success for years to come.

Our Mission

Since C J was founded, our mission has been to provide our clients with personalized service. Our goal has always been to understand your business, and to become a partner in your success.

We have established a record of building long-term and mutually beneficial relationships with our clients because we take the time to learn everything we can about your business, and apply our experience to providing smart solutions to your logistics challenges. And no solution is ever one size fits all. We tailor our work to the unique requirements of your business.

When you trust your shipments to C J, you gain access to our network of over 100 partners in over 70 countries, all dedicated to providing you with local resources and expertise that will take the hassle out of getting your shipments where they need to go.

We take your success personally

Women's Business Enterprise

C J International Inc. is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.


  • National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association (NCBFAA)
  • American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI)
  • Baltimore Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association
  • Global Ocean Agency Lines (GOAL)
  • National Fireworks Association
  • American Pyrotechnics Association


  • Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Licensed Customs Broker (CHB)
  • Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Participant
  • Approved for Remote Location Filing (RLF)
  • Certified Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Participant
  • Licensed Ocean Transport Intermediary (OTI)
  • Licensed International Air Transport Association (IATA) Agent
  • Certified Automated Export System (AES) Participant
  • Approved Indirect Air Carrier (IAC) with Transport Security Administration (TSA)
  • Certified for Hazardous Materials Safety with Department of Transportation

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