Typically employed in the air and sea freight forwarding business, the Customs Broker is tasked with clearing imported goods from terminal customs agencies and getting them released for delivery to clients. They basically serve as the link between freight forwarding agencies and the government. The customs broker handles the legwork and the paperwork in the payment of duties for imported goods so they can be released, further ensuring that the duties are within the tariff rates for specific freight commodities.
Customs Broker Resume Format
Samuel J. Dean
Alameda, San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 788-7664
To be a Customs Broker for a large international multimodal freight forwarding company
Summary of Qualification
- 6 years of experience in the freight forwarding industry specialized in the import operations as a customs broker.
- Excellent command of import duties for various commodity items.
- Excellent communication skills in English and Spanish
Career Experience/Job History
2003 – Present: Customs Broker, Nippon Airfreight Forwarders
- Prepare and process faxed airwaybills and other documents for clearing imported goods in compliance with customs import regulations and procedures
- Arrange for payment of duties, storage and transportation and customs bonded warehousing charges for imported goods assigned
- Deal with customs authorities in clearing and releasing goods.
Received commendation from company for reporting suspicious contraband movement in one of its client’s import operations resulting in a $1.2 million savings in legal fines
2003 – Present: In-house seminars on supply chain management, freight forwarding import and export management and customs clearance requirements.
2000 – 2003: BA Commerce, Burbank Career College
Professional and Character References
Can be furnished upon request