Becoming an Import-Export Clerk
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Becoming an Import-Export Clerk

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Also known as Customs Broker.
Arranges the clearance and collection of imported cargo from customs and bond stores, and the shipment of cargo for export.
Training time 6 months - 2 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,167
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 2,600

What does an Import-Export Clerk do?

  • identifying items and containers of incoming and outgoing shipments and verifying them against consignment records
  • ensuring outgoing shipments are in good condition and meet specifications
  • arranging internal distribution of goods received
  • organising the despatch of goods with completed documentation
  • maintaining prescribed records of goods received and despatched
  • examining shipping documents and verifying cargo to be released
  • recording customs clearance requirements and authorising collection of cargo
  • calculating storage and clearance charges and billing customers
  • receiving details of outgoing cargo, and arranging bookings of freight space and collection of goods from customers

Specialisations

  • Bond Clerk
  • Customs Agent
  • Wharf Tally Clerk