Import-Air/Ocean Agent

Gardena, CA 90248 | Temporary

Job ID: [TO] 12183872 Industry: Import/Export Pay Rate: $15.00

Summary of position:

Responsible for ensuring legal compliance and providing import administration and control within government rules and regulations, including appropriate licensing ocean shipments. Review contracts for required clauses and identifies omissions. Interface with internal and external customers, foreign order administration, freight forwarders, customs officers, and other functional areas to ensure coordination and logistics of shipment. Select carrier for shipment of products and prepares documents for freight forwarders. Accurately perform all accounting functions related to billing, distribution and collection of funds for the client's cargo.

 

Must be able to pass any federal/state/local government, airport, or company-required background checks, clearances , and/or drug and alcohol tests.

  • 2-4 years experience
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of U.S. Customs Regulations and Harmonized Tariff Schedule
  • Knowledge of general freight forwarding terms and standards
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Basic knowledge of accounting functions and relative information retrieval
  • High School diploma or equivalent required

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Prepare price quotations on inbound international freight
  • Rate and route international traffic
  • Follow up with customers to resolve inquires
  • Prepare, route and cut airbills and manifests
  • Correct billing and issue debit and credit memos to customers
  • Arrange for pick up and movement of freight
  • Expedite inbound import traffic to facilitate customs clearance
  • Initiate and maintain customer master profiles in order to have correct information on hand in order offer consistent service.
  • Maintain close liaison with the U.S. Customs Service and for various specialized U.S. Customs clearance requirements.
  • Key in U.S. Customs entry line items into the Import CHB Computer System and submit entry to customs.
  • Communicating information and instructions to/from vendors.
  • Researching and resolving operational problems
  • Review all documents, contact all first-time customers, perform credit checks, and handle other tasks as needed.
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