How to become a customs clearing agent in Singapore?: Roles and Responsibilities

What is a customs clearing agent?

Customs clearing agents guarantee that all taxes, tariffs, and other fees are paid to the government on schedule. As a result, a customs clearance service provider can speed up the customs clearing process by securing your transaction with a broker’s bond.

Roles and Responsibilities of the customs clearing agent

  • Perform and put into effect all custom clearance-related tasks, such as monitoring upcoming shipments, documenting transactions, and day-to-day tasks, in accordance with the goals, regulations, and procedures.
  • Assisting in the creation of the Customs Clearance Section’s work plan, creating work schedules, and facilitating workflow to increase the section’s efficiency.
  • Recommending strategies and initiatives aimed at enhancing the Custom Clearance Section’s efficiency.
  • Monitoring the receipt of the full set of shipping documents for customs clearance purposes and making sure they comply with Singapore Customs regulations and exemption list requirements with the Operation department and the clients.
  • Overseeing the overall tasks for the Customs Clearance for Air and Sea Freight.
  • Follow up with the customs brokers to ensure that imported goods are cleared as quickly as feasible or within the predetermined time range.
  • Checking shipment manifests and invoices for compliance with tariff and customs rules
  • And another relevant ad-hoc job task.

Eligibility and qualification

  • With two to three years of relevant experience and a diploma or degree.
  • The Declarant ID is a must
  • We accept candidates with internal or external customs clearing experience.
  • Experience leading a team is a plus
  • Although not required, exposure to e-commerce is highly useful.

Documents Required

  • Singaporean ID
  • Diploma or degree certificate
  • Any document if there is experience.

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