Customs Clearance Assistant - Import & Export

Location Reading
Job type: Contract
Salary: £16.65PH Umbrella
Contact name: Johanna Cowan

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 1934
Published: 22 days ago
Duration: 6 months
Expiry date: 13 Dec 2023 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

​Position Description:

  • Provide customs clearance instructions on imports to carriers with valid commodity codes, import duties, customs compliance

  • To collect all import and export shipping documentation (Airway bill, Commercial Invoices, Customs Documents, Proof of Delivery) from Freight Forwarders and Customer Service teams on a daily basis to UK Customs Requirements. Once data is obtained ensure it is tracked and documents correctly to comply with HMRC Requirements.

  • Checking & monitoring of Freight/courier invoices for payment ensuring accurate posting in accounting system

  • To follow up with customer and Freight Forwarders to obtaining missing documentation in a timely manner, this involves working with tight deadline.

  • The Daily leasing with customers and carriers to check products have been delivered and the correct information has been provided and being confident in chasing and dealing with the demands of the business.

  • Liaise with Quality Control and commercial team to check import/export controls and licensing requirements

  • Liaise with, customers, suppliers, necessary agents and customs authorities to address any issues/questions arising from business activities

  • Check invoices for both import and export brokerage and liaise with the broker / finance to resolve any invoice / payment issues

  Skills Required:

  • Clearing import shipments from UK customs for food and pharma products

  • Arranging export of food and pharma products

  • Arrange appropriate tax forms CDS for custom duty and VAT.

  • SAP, MS Office, Excel Power Point

  Experience Required:

  • Demonstrable experience for minimum 2 years

  Education Required:

  • Customs clearance experience must