Customs Clearing is a profession that involves the “Clearing“of goods through Customs. This involves the preparation of documents and the calculation (usually the payment) on behalf of the client; for taxes, duties excises and facilitating communication between the importer- exporter and governmental authorities. Customs Clearer’s need to be familiar with the tariff schedule; a listing of duty rates for imported items/ goods, and the regulations governing importations e.g. a Customs Clearer may need to advise a importer regarding a country of origin marking requirements, or the precise paperwork requirements for a clothing shipment subject to quota or visa requirements. Knowing the requirements of each type of import can avoid costly delays or seizure of goods. Many Customs Clearer’s specialise in certain types of transactions. Such as wearing apparel, perishables, or clearing the crew and manifest of large cargo vessels, Customs Clearer’s can be located at inland “ports” to clear merchandise sent “inbound” but most are located at most major airports, and harbors with international traffic. Custom Clearer’s normally arrange the trans-shipment or local delivery of cleared merchandise through relationships with tracking company’s and/ or others. Custom Clearer’s are not government employees and should not be confused with Customs Agents, although in some countries the term Customs Agent may mean Customs Broker. Customs Clearer’s may be employed by or affiliated with freight forwarders, but may also be independent business or may be employed by shipping lines, importers/ exporters authorities and Customs brokerage firms.


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