Profession customs and excise officer

Customs and excise officers approve or deny the passage of goods through customs barriers for international business and ensure compliance with consignment legislation. They facilitate communication between import and export trading institutions and government officials, and are responsible for taxation calculation and ensuring payment.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising
  • Conventional / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Tax legislation

    Tax legislation applicable to a specific area of specialisation, such as import tax, government tax, etc.

  • Import export regulations of dangerous chemicals

    The international and national legal rules for exporting and importing dangerous chemicals.

  • International import export regulations

    Know the principles that govern the import and export of products and equipment, trade restrictions, health and safety measures, licenses, etc.

  • International taxation of transfer prices

    The requirements and regulations of the transfer prices of goods and services between legal entities, especially in an international setting.

  • Illegal substances

    The forbidden substances which cannot be transported from one area to another, or carried by an individual, as well as their nature and how to handle them.

Skills

  • Manage import export licenses

    Ensure the effective issuing of permits and licenses in import and export processes.

  • Undertake inspections

    Undertake safety inspections in areas of concern to identify and report potential hazards or security breaches; take measures to maximise safety standards.

  • Calculate tax

    Calculate the taxes which have to be paid by an individual or organisation, or paid back by a governmental institution, compliant with specific legislation.

  • Control trade commercial documentation

    Monitor written records containing information related to commercial transactions such as invoice, letter of credit, order, shipping, certificate of origin.

  • Handle surveillance equipment

    Monitor surveillance equipment to observe what people are doing in a given area and ensure their safety.

  • Coordinate import transportation activities

    Oversee import transportation operations; optimise import processes and service strategies.

Optional knowledge and skills

present evidence provide advice to clients in terms of export restrictions conduct research interview use different communication channels maintain operational communications give instructions to staff handle conflicts respond to enquiries comply with legal regulations select items for auction provide advice to clients in terms of import restrictions train animals for professional purposes process payments check official documents patrol areas write work-related reports prepare documentation for international shipping handle dangerous goods regulations for international transportation