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Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council » Customs Broker

Customs Broker

A Customs Broker is responsible for the clearance of imported and exported goods for customs inspection and restrictions.

Custom Brokers provide assistance and advice on customs and quarantine regulations. The Broker acts as the key liaison between government agencies and the importer and exporter. They should have excellent management skills and a thorough knowledge of customs regulations and legal requirements.

Responsibilities include:

  • Keep up to date with the requirements and changes for incoming and outgoing shipments
  • Prepare export documentation on behalf of importers and exporters regarding restrictions, duty terms and taxes
  • Keep accurate freight records and handle enquiries.

Industry facts

  • The Logistics sector is becoming more advanced with the implementation of new technology to enable efficient and accurate movement of goods from place to place.
  • Custom Brokers can specialise in certain types of merchandise.

Entry Qualifications

Training qualification:

  • Certificate IV in International Freight Forwarding (Senior Operator)
  • Certificate IV in Australian and International Trade Facilitation

Estimated Salary

$51,289 – $97,415 (median: $72,204)*
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.

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