Customs brokers are responsible for managing customs clearance for imports and exports within their organization. They work with local and/or foreign governments' regulatory agencies to ensure their company meets all necessary documentary and regulatory requirements when shipping goods in or out of the country. They manage all internal procedures related to handling goods for import or export, including conducting research and making recommendations for improving the efficiency of customs processing and auditing prior transactions. Customs brokers may serve as the primary point of contact for foreign vendors and clients regarding payment and shipment information.
Customs Broker Tasks
Inform sales and other departments about specific logistic needs for particular clients or vendors.
Document audits, duty statements, customer bonds, and post entry amendments.
Process shipments, managing customs, tariffs, and other requirements.
Write, organize, and prepare documents and rulings for timely entry.