Job Summary

Perform duties of a Head of Custom Brokerage.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

The Talent African Company seeks the services of a Head of Custom Brokerage


Job Title: Head of Custom Brokerage


Job Location:  Accra,  Greater Accra


Job Description

  • Classify goods according to tariff coding system.
  • Pay, or arrange for payment of, taxes and duties on shipments.
  • Prepare and process import and export documentation according to customs regulations, laws, or procedures.
  • Sign documents on behalf of clients, using powers of attorney.
  • Clear goods through customs and to their destinations for clients.
  • Calculate duty and tariff payments owed on shipments.
  • Stay abreast of changes in import or export laws or regulations by reading current literature, attending meetings or conferences, or conferring with colleagues.
  • Request or compile necessary import documentation, such as customs invoices, certificates of origin, and cargo-control documents.
  • Advise customers on import and export restrictions, tariff systems, insurance requirements, quotas, or other customs-related matters.
  • Monitor or trace the location of goods.
  • Confer with officials in various agencies to facilitate clearance of goods through customs and quarantine.
  • Post bonds for the products being imported or assist clients in obtaining bonds.
  • Quote duty and tax rates on goods to be imported, based on customs tariffs and excise taxes.
  • Obtain line releases for frequent shippers of low-risk commodities, high-volume entries, or multiple-container loads.
  • Arrange for transportation, warehousing, or product distribution of imported or exported products.
  • Inform importers and exporters of steps to reduce duties and taxes.
  • Contract with freight forwarders for destination services.
  • Maintain relationships with customs brokers in other ports to expedite clearing of cargo.
  • Apply for tariff concessions or for duty drawbacks and other refunds.
  • Provide advice on transportation options, types of carriers, or shipping routes.
  • Prepare papers for shippers to appeal duty charges.
  • Suggest best methods of packaging or labeling products.
  • Insure cargo against loss, damage, or pilferage

 

Qualification and Requirements

  • Minimum of a Degree / Masters
  • At least 5 years experience

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