Will “Licensed Customs Broker” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
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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
- International Trade Specialist
- Importer Exporter
- Import/Export Specialist
- Import/Export Agent
- Import/Export Administrator
- 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 “Licensed Customs Broker”
- Confer with officials in various agencies to facilitate clearance of goods through customs and quarantine.
- Advise customers on import and export restrictions, tariff systems, insurance requirements, quotas, or other customs-related matters.
- Classify goods according to tariff coding system.
- Calculate duty and tariff payments owed on shipments.
- Pay, or arrange for payment of, taxes and duties on shipments.
- Prepare and process import and export documentation according to customs regulations, laws, or procedures.
- Insure cargo against loss, damage, or pilferage.
- Post bonds for the products being imported or assist clients in obtaining bonds.
- Apply for tariff concessions or for duty drawbacks and other refunds.
- Suggest best methods of packaging or labeling products.
- Quote duty and tax rates on goods to be imported, based on federal tariffs and excise taxes.
- Prepare papers for shippers to appeal duty charges.
- Clear goods through customs and to their destinations for clients.
- Contract with freight forwarders for destination services.
- Request or compile necessary import documentation, such as customs invoices, certificates of origin, and cargo-control documents.
- Arrange for transportation, warehousing, or product distribution of imported or exported products.
- Sign documents on behalf of clients, using powers of attorney.
- Maintain relationships with customs brokers in other ports to expedite clearing of cargo.
- Provide advice on transportation options, types of carriers, or shipping routes.
- Inform importers and exporters of steps to reduce duties and taxes.
- Monitor or trace the location of goods.
- Stay abreast of changes in import or export laws or regulations by reading current literature, attending meetings or conferences, or conferring with colleagues.
- Obtain line releases for frequent shippers of low-risk commodities, high-volume entries, or multiple-container loads.
Related Technology & Tools
- Tablet computers
- Desktop computers
- Personal computers
- Computer data input scanners
- Multiline telephone systems
- Laser facsimile machines
- Materials requirement planning MRP software
- Microsoft Outlook
- Parts classification databases
- Automated system for customs data ASYCUDA
- Automated commercial environment software ACE
- Web browser software
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Optical character reader OCR software
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft Word
- Tariff databases
- Microsoft Access
- Electronic data interchange EDI software
- Microsoft Excel
- Customs records databases
- SAP Customs Management