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Prepare customs documentation and ensure that shipments meet all applicable laws to facilitate the import and export of goods. Determine and track duties and taxes payable and process payments on behalf of client. Sign documents under a power of attorney. Represent clients in meetings with customs officials and apply for duty refunds and tariff reclassifications. Coordinate transportation and storage of imported goods.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 13-1199.03
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Customs Brokers”.
Also Known As…
- Customs Brokers
- Import Manager
- Customs Compliance Director
- Customs Broker
- Trade Facilitator
- Ocean Import Representative
- Ocean Export Agent
- Ocean Export Account Manager
- Licensed Customs Broker
- International Trade Specialist
- Importer Exporter
- Import/Export Specialist
- Import/Export Agent
- Import-Export Agent
- Import Export Manager
- Import Customer Service Manager
- Import Coordinator
- Export Manager
- Export Agent
- Export Administrator
- Customs House Broker
- Customs Entry Writer
- Customs Consultant
- Customs Compliance Manager
- Customs Compliance Analyst
- Customs Brokerage Agent
- Customs Agent
- Cargo Broker
- Air Export Operations Agent
- Air Export Agent
Tasks for “Import/Export Administrator”
- Post bonds for the products being imported or assist clients in obtaining bonds.
- Prepare papers for shippers to appeal duty charges.
- Contract with freight forwarders for destination services.
- Request or compile necessary import documentation, such as customs invoices, certificates of origin, and cargo-control documents.
- Inform importers and exporters of steps to reduce duties and taxes.
- Classify goods according to tariff coding system.
- Apply for tariff concessions or for duty drawbacks and other refunds.
- 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.
- Provide advice on transportation options, types of carriers, or shipping routes.
- Arrange for transportation, warehousing, or product distribution of imported or exported products.
- Maintain relationships with customs brokers in other ports to expedite clearing of cargo.
- Pay, or arrange for payment of, taxes and duties on shipments.
- Confer with officials in various agencies to facilitate clearance of goods through customs and quarantine.
- Quote duty and tax rates on goods to be imported, based on federal tariffs and excise taxes.
- Suggest best methods of packaging or labeling products.
- Obtain line releases for frequent shippers of low-risk commodities, high-volume entries, or multiple-container loads.
- Insure cargo against loss, damage, or pilferage.
- Prepare and process import and export documentation according to customs regulations, laws, or procedures.
- Clear goods through customs and to their destinations for clients.
- Stay abreast of changes in import or export laws or regulations by reading current literature, attending meetings or conferences, or conferring with colleagues.
- Calculate duty and tariff payments owed on shipments.
- Monitor or trace the location of goods.
Related Technology & Tools
- Laser facsimile machines
- Computer data input scanners
- Desktop computers
- Multiline telephone systems
- Tablet computers
- Personal computers
- Optical character reader OCR software
- Automated commercial environment software ACE
- Electronic data interchange EDI software
- Microsoft Excel
- Automated system for customs data ASYCUDA
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Office
- SAP Customs Management
- Web browser software
- Customs records databases
- Parts classification databases
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Outlook
- Tariff databases
- Materials requirement planning MRP software
- Microsoft Access