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Customs Clerk (Grade 2)
Standard Distributors, Retail
Chaguanas, Trinidad

Job Summary:

  • The Customs Clerk (Grade 2) will be required to clear and ensure the delivery of cargo (air and ocean) to warehouse in accordance with legislation, company’s policies, guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPS), to ensure product availability and guarantee effective cost management.

Job Description:

  • Prepare entries for clearance of all shipments using various tools such as Navis, ACE in accordance with Customs and Excise requirements within stipulated deadlines to ensure clearance of the goods.
  • Prepare payments for relevant institutions within stipulated timeframe of document or prior to shipment arrival to ensure clearance of goods.
  • Track and retrieve shipments and shipping documentations respectively from various parties prior to shipment/s arrival to ensure the effective and efficient clearing of the products and mitigate the risk of rent and demurrage expenses.
  • Coordinate with the Port Authority on their internal system to ensure containers have all required releases and are duly discharged from the Port.
  • Coordinate with Ports, shipping agents, banks, customs brokers (if required) and haulage companies to effect clearance, delivery and return of the containers.
  • Audit rent and demurrage charges and take necessary actions if reimbursement is required to manage costs.
  • Perform any other related duty that may be assigned to you by your management line to ensure effective operation of the unit.
  • Comply with Group’s processes and policies as set out and stated in the ANSA McAL Blue Book.
  • Perform other related duties as may be required by Management.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • 5 CXC/GCE/CSEC Subjects – inclusive of Mathematics and English Language.
  • Must have Grade II or III Customs Clerk License.
  • At least two years’ experience in a similar capacity.
  • Proficient in MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Working knowledge of the various Ports, Customs and Excise and relevant agencies.
  • Full knowledge of Trinidad and Tobago Customs Tariff.
  • Working knowledge of shipping agencies, insurance and other legal requirements including international Maritime Law.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong customer focus.
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