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Customs Entry Writer - 4221

Absolute Opportunities
Jamaica, New York, United States
October 12, 2018


Customs Entry Writer - 4221

Role: Accounting / Finance / Billing / Collections

Relocation Available: No

Industry: Transportation

Location: New York

Town / City: Jamaica

Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:

Working in a team office environment the Customs Entry Writer will perform a high volume of customs clearance processes on key customs brokerage accounts, participate in a dedicated customer effort with continuous challenge and be responsible for final delivery of customer cargo. This position requires strong individual customs entry processing skills, knowledge of proper classifications (FDA, OGA, HTS, ABI) and government agencies.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Entry writer for a Customs Broker

Responsible for daily entry review and classification of General Merchandise

Entry documentation including 7501, 3461

Specialize in RLF

Provide necessary documents to other government Agencies

Prepare customs brokerage file

Verify arrival information with Airlines/NVOCC's/ Steamship Lines

Rate commercial invoice with tariff numbers

Verify country of origin

Data Entry & transmit to Customs

Submit payment and OBL to Steamship Lines, etc.

Ensure terminals/warehouses/airlines have proper release

Prepare delivery order, send to trucker, verify receipt

Prepare billing package, bill file, email/mail to clients

Advise importers of any areas of tariff classification, regulations, and procedures

Ensure that all entries are filed on time and freight delivered in a timely manner in accordance with company and customer expectations.

Provide superior customer service

Faxing, photo copying, filing

Other duties as needed


Minimum of 1 year of Import Brokerage experience

Minimum High School diploma, AA Degree preferred

Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

Measurable experience with PC applications (MS Office)

Solid data entry skills

Must be familiar with rating freight invoices (buy/sell rates) & communicating with overseas agents

Understand basic supervisory approaches for work direction, motivation, and disciplinary action

Attention to detail and commitment to error-free work

Able to work in a fast paced environment.

Must have strong math skills

Bottom Line Requirements:

1. Minimum of 1 year of Import Brokerage experience.

2. Minimum High School diploma, AA Degree preferred.

3. Familiar with rating freight invoices (buy/sell rates) & communicating with overseas agents.

4. Salary expectations.