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Freight Forwarding Recruitment Specialists

Customs Entry Clerk x 2 positions
Location: Witham/Essex
Full time
Salary: £22k to £26k depending on experience

We are working with a top freight forwarder who require 2 Customs Entry Clerks to join a growing team based in Witham.

Job role
Working as a Customs Clearance Clerk involves the preparation of Customs documentation so that commodities can enter or exit one country to another (import/export outside the EU), whilst ensuring all legal requirements are met in accordance with HMRC regulations.

What does a Customs Entry Job description include?

Work part of a team reporting to a Customs Manager

Signing of documents under a Power of Attorney on behalf of clients

Recognise client commercial invoice(s) and packing list(s) extracting data as necessary to complete import and export declarations

Liaising with importers/exporters and internal operational colleagues to obtain mandatory information for import and export entries

Aiding clients on the classification of goods and their importance

Entering details onto specialised Customs software including CHIEF, CNS, Destin8, NCTS, NES etc

Preparation of necessary import/export documentation, including Tdocuments, EUR1’s, Certificates of Origin (CofO), CVED and other cargo control documents, as well as discharge process of T-documents etc

Liaise with Port Health or Customs officials in areas such as document checks, goods quarantine etc

Key skills and qualifications of a Customs Clearance Clerk

Previous experience working in a similar role is advantageous

Have a good understanding of Customs legal requirements and the impact or incorrect information and/or Customs declarations

Strong communication skills are vital in this role both written and verbally, as you will be required to compile documentation and be able to interpret the legal requirements on behalf of customers in a clear and simple way

Excellent interpersonal skills due to engagement with various agencies on a daily basis

Complex problem solving and the ability to engage critical thinking skills will be required as well as the ability to actively listen and interpret concisely

Although you will work as part of a team, you need to be self-motivating and be able to organise your work effectively and maintain records.

Ability to operate windows based applications and any other software that is standard within the industry

Work in a fast paced environment ensuring clearance processes are completed in a complaint and timely manner

Excellent numerical skills are essential due to the calculation of VAT and Duty on behalf of HMR

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