Prepare and process import and export documentation according to customs regulations, laws, or procedures.
Clear goods through customs and to their destinations for clients.
Pay, or arrange for payment of, taxes and duties on shipments.
Calculate duty and tariff payments owed on shipments.
Request or compile necessary import documentation, such as customs invoices, certificates of origin, and cargo-control documents.
Classify goods according to tariff coding system.
Stay abreast of changes in import or export laws or regulations by reading current literature, attending meetings or conferences, or conferring with colleagues.
Sign documents on behalf of clients, using powers of attorney.
Advise customers on import and export restrictions, tariff systems, insurance requirements, quotas, or other customs-related matters.
Post bonds for the products being imported or assist clients in obtaining bonds.
Coordinate logistics or other business operations.
Oversee business processes.
Pay charges, fees, or taxes.
Calculate data to inform organizational operations.
Coordinate regulatory documentation activities.
Examine product information to ensure compliance with regulations.
Update knowledge of legal or regulatory environments.
Advise others on legal or regulatory compliance matters.
Estimate costs of goods or services.
Monitor inventories of products or materials.
3-5 Years of progressive experience as a licensed customs broker
Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits
Proficient communication skills
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process