Import Specialist

Empower Associates

Import Specialist (Customs Entry)-

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • The Customs Entry Specialist assists a Licensed Customs Broker with performing U.S. Customs Brokerage entries, ISFs, and classification functions for U.S. imported freight
  • This individual ensures compliance with government agencies while providing exceptional customer service
  • Assist in the preparation of customs entries, ISFs, and forwarding freight to designated locations; may involve communication with international and domestic carriers, overseas offices, and importers
  • Communicate documentation discrepancies
  • Coordinate freight delivery to designated locations
  • Responsible for filing entries to customs via operating system in a timely and accurate manner under supervision from a Licensed Customs Broker
  • File break/down, classifying data entry, photocopying, scanning and assembling of entries
  • Document review and assessment of accuracy, verifying country of origin/export, IOR, terms of sale and value to ensure that compliance and federal regulation requirements are achieved
  • Daily follow up on documentation discrepancy issues which requires the ability to troubleshoot and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with customers and foreign origins

 

Qualifications:

 

  • The ideal candidate would be someone with 2 years of recent customs entry experience
  • High School Degree or GED Equivalent
  • Must be organized
  • Know how to prioritize tasks based on the importance or urgency of shipments
  • Time management is important with the ability to meet demanding deadlines
  • Detail oriented, as incorrect information can cause problems

 

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