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Customs Clearance Specialist

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  • Tilbury, Essex, England
  • Permanent,
  • Other Specialisms,
  • Customs
  • 21/06/2024
Job description

Gap personnel is seeking an experienced Customs Clearance Specialist to join our clients busy freight forwarding team in Tilbury.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00

Salary: £27,000 - £32,000 (depending on experience and Negotiable)

Type: Permanent, Full time

Role and responsibilities But not limited too:-

  • Daily Operations: As part of a team, you will handle various import clearances for key clients, ensuring prompt processing to maintain a high level of service.
  • Communication: Liaising with customers, suppliers, and subcontractors to gather and provide necessary information for accurate and compliant customs clearances within HMRC’s guidelines.
  • Customer Guidance: Offering customers guidance on importing their goods into the UK, including advice on commodity codes, customs procedures, and general requirements for entering the UK market.
  • Compliance Standards: Ensuring adherence to the standards set by being part of an AEO-accredited Freight Forwarder.
  • Invoicing and Tax Calculation: Raising invoices, including Duty/VAT invoices. Providing manual calculations of taxes where necessary to help customers understand the costs incurred from HMRC.

Skills/Experience Required

  • Track Record: A minimum of two years of proven success working with a small to medium-sized freight forwarder.
  • Experience with CDS: Prior experience in processing and completing entries using CDS, specifically in either deep sea ocean freight clearances or European road freight clearances.
  • HMRC Navigation: Confidence in navigating HMRC’s online tariffs, including the UK online trade tariff and other government pages, along with a solid understanding of customs commodity codes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Trade Agreements: Familiarity with Free Trade Agreements (FTA), as well as knowledge of Origin and Preference.
  • Software Proficiency: Experience with CNS and Destin8 is essential. Familiarity with CCS-UK is beneficial but not mandatory. Current software is Multi-freight.
  • Attention to Detail: Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Communication Skills: Strong communication skills and a friendly personality.
  • Microsoft Office Competency: Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Team Player: A strong and dynamic team player.
  • Mathematics and English: Excellent skills in Maths and English.

To apply for this CNC Operator position, please send updated CV to or call us at 01702 987900

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