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Job Ref.: 4161

Job Title: Customs Entry Writer

Role: Accounting / Finance / Billing / Collections

Relocation Available: No

Industry: Transportation

Location: Illinois

Town / City: Chicago

Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:

Position 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
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.

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