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Customs Brokers
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 40,550

Projected Annual Job Openings: 560

Typical Hourly Wage: $31.04 - $51.87

Typical Annual Salary: $64,600 - $107,900

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Classify goods according to tariff coding system.
  • 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.
  • Sign documents on behalf of clients, using powers of attorney.
  • Clear goods through customs and to their destinations for clients.
  • Calculate duty and tariff payments owed on shipments.
  • Stay abreast of changes in import or export laws or regulations by reading current literature, attending meetings or conferences, or conferring with colleagues.
  • Request or compile necessary import documentation, such as customs invoices, certificates of origin, and cargo-control documents.
  • Advise customers on import and export restrictions, tariff systems, insurance requirements, quotas, or other customs-related matters.
  • Monitor or trace the location of goods.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Scanners
  • Special purpose telephones
  • Tablet computers

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Office suite software
  • Project management software

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