Customs Brokers


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.
Also called: Corporate Licensed Broker, Customs Broker, Customs Compliance Director, Import Manager

Knowledge:

    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • administrative services
  • customer service
    Safety and Government
  • law and government

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • order or arrange things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Persistence
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Automated commercial environment software ACE
  • Microsoft Access
    Electronic mail software
  • Electronic data interchange EDI software
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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