With increasing restrictions on trade, professional customs brokers are needed to ensure that imports and exports are handled in a safe and legal manner. This position often requires its holder to act on behalf of a company or individual through a power of attorney. Obviously, this is a huge responsibility, so emphasize your competence, training, trustworthiness, and attention to detail on your resume.
A customs broker must be able to prepare extensive documentation, so you should list strong writing and computer skills in a prominent place on your resume. Other duties include paying taxes or other duties on shipments, coordinating the shipment of goods to their final destination, and signing documents on behalf of clients. Math skills are a huge plus. Your knowledge about current regulations will also improve your chances of landing this pivotal position.
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Experienced Customs Broker with over a decade fine tuning skills in document control and regulations, and ensuring clients meet government trade guidelines. Fully licensed and fully knowledgeable in customs regulations, shipping restrictions, international tariffs, shipments classification through coding systems and insurance requirements. Will always ensure clients are current and in-line with proper import-export procedures in their international transactions.
- Regulatory corporate documentation
- Operations management
- Cost reduction
- Loss control
- Database management
- Track and trace services
- Service delivery
- Revenue gains
March 2007 to Present
Company Name, City, State
- Handling of all export and customs clearance for company’s top technology clients, including SONY and Hewlett-Packard.
- Supervision of container, rail car and trailer disbursement for clients’ international shipments.
- Manage release of cargo to private clients and forwarding companies.
- Manage organization of documentation and customs clearance.
- Research best options in THC, storage and on-carriage costs for clients.
- Enforced safety procedures and regulations.
March 2002 to January 2007
Company Name, City, State
- Reviewed production schedules, orders, shipments, and shipping and receiving notices to manage work sequences, and material shipping destinations and dates.
- Worked closely with DOT, Port Authority, TSA, CSX and Department of Public Safety with training, orientations, drug screenings and background checks.
- Released cargo to customers and other forwarding companies.
2006 University of California, City, State
Masters of Science, Business Administration