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.
Other Job Titles Customs Brokers May Have
Corporate Licensed Broker, Customs Broker
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
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.
Level of Education Attained by Customs Brokers
Most common level of education among people in this career: Bachelor's degree (40%)
Some college, no degree
*All other responses combined for clarity.
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