Import-Export Clerk

Import-Export Clerks arrange the clearance and collection of imported cargo from customs and bond stores, and the shipment of cargo for export.

Overview

Import-Export Clerks arrange the clearance and collection of imported cargo from customs and bond stores, and the shipment of cargo for export.

Day-to-day

  • examines shipping documents and verifies cargo to be released
  • records customs clearance requirements and authorises collection of cargo
  • calculates storage and clearance charges and bills customers
  • receives details of outgoing cargo, and arranges bookings of freight space and collection of goods from customers
  • provides information to customers on custom tariffs, tariff classifications and concessions, and methods of clearing goods.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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To become an Import-Export Clerk

  • You can work as an Import-Export Clerk without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III, IV or diploma in customs broking, international freight, international trade or international business may be useful.

    Take a Certificate III in International Trade

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