Custom broker - Salary and Career
Customs Brokers

Custom broker - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They clear goods and luggage, accompanying physical verification and removal of samples of goods, paying fees and taxes and presenting documents to the IRS and other relevant bodies. They classify goods, analyzing samples, verifying functions, use and constitutive material of goods and placing goods in classification and pricing systems. They operate a foreign trade system recording information on the import and export of goods and feed complementary systems, advise importers and exporters, prepare import and export documents and contract services from third parties and partners.

How much does an Custom broker earn

A Custom broker earns between $1.307 and $7.074 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.166 and a median salary of $3.000 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 337 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Custom broker

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.166 37.990 791 15
1º Quartile 1.307 15.689 327 6
Median Salary 3.000 36.000 750 14
3º Quartile 5.395 64.735 1.349 25
Higher Salary 7.074 84.882 1.768 33


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in transport services
      • transport technicians (logistics)
        • customs brokers

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Main workplaces

Customs Brokers they work providing customs clearance services to companies engaged in foreign trade activities, including state agencies. The occupations of customs broker and assistant customs broker are regulated, the exercise of which depends on a license to operate with the Federal Revenue Service. They work on their own and in a team, act as an individual, even though they may work in customs clearance companies. The customs broker's assistant works with permanent supervision of the broker, while the customs clearance analysts work with a formal contract with occasional supervision and carry out their activities internally in companies that offer foreign trade advisory services. They perform their duties indoors and during daytime hours. Eventually, they are exposed to stress and pressure arising from financial risk.


What does it take to work in the field of Customs Brokers

The exercise of these occupations requires complete secondary education. The full performance of activities for the customs broker occurs after 2 years of experience as a customs broker assistant and approval in the Federal Revenue's technical qualification exam, for the customs broker assistant no experience is required, but it requires registration with the Internal Revenue Service Federal do Brasil and for the customs clearance analyst after one or two years of experience.


Functions and activities of Custom broker

Customs Brokers must:

  • untangle goods and baggage;
  • clear goods and baggage;
  • operate foreign trade systems (siscomex) and complementary;
  • classify import and export goods;
  • untangling goods and baggage;
  • operating foreign trade (siscomex) and complementary systems;
  • operating foreign trade systems (siscomex) and complementary;
  • hire third party services;
  • advise importers and exporters;
  • elaborate import and export documents;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • clearing goods and baggage;
  • purchase third party services;
  • operar foreign trade systems (siscomex) and complementary;

  • Activities

    • evaluating requirements of the federal revenue and other relevant bodies;
    • demonstrate proactivity;
    • register draw back concessionary acts;
    • register rectifying declarations;
    • classify goods in the tax rate on industrialized products (tipi);
    • analyze explanatory notes of the harmonized system (nesh);
    • provide customer accreditation with the irs;
    • present documentation to the federal revenue service and other relevant bodies;
    • identify customer needs;
    • frame goods into the nomenclature of the latin american integration association (naladi);
    • frame goods into the tax rate on industrialized products (tipi);
    • collect transaction data;
    • opposing tax and administrative requirements;
    • register import licenses (li);
    • monitor spawning and spawning of container;
    • inform customers about relevant legislation;
    • demonstrate ability to pay attention to details;
    • request exemption or suspension of the �freight surcharge for renewal of the merchant navy�;
    • feed auxiliary systems to siscomex (li, re, de, di, dta,....);
    • consult irs for classification questions;
    • provide customer accreditation with the federal revenue service;
    • request technical reports;
    • check the existence of dumping/antidumping;
    • analyze rates of other taxes levied on imports and exports (pis, cofins ...);
    • set up processes to link to the dossier (recipe, di, anvisa, map ...);
    • pay third party services;
    • analyze legal framework of import and export tax rates;
    • check material constituting goods;
    • monitor arrival and unloading of goods;
    • analyze letters of credit;
    • elaborate service invoice;
    • complete customs brokers union guide (sda);
    • propose transport logistics alternatives;
    • requiring deferral of import licenses;
    • remove import and export vouchers from the irs;
    • fill in international transport bills;
    • analyze the need for consent of relevant bodies;
    • fill in certificates of origin;
    • register import declaration (di);
    • submit documentation to the federal revenue service and other relevant bodies;
    • analyze technical documentation of goods;
    • elaborate control sheets (deadlines, amounts, quantities...) ;
    • elaborate commercial invoice;
    • register customs transit declaration (dta);
    • confirm presence of cargo;
    • work as a team;
    • hire packaging services;
    • analyze legal framework of tax rates on the circulation of goods and services ( icms);
    • clear customer doubts;
    • assist client in foreign exchange contracting;
    • complete the tax on the circulation of goods and services (icms/st );
    • registering import licenses (li);
    • providing clarifications to the irs and other relevant bodies;
    • demonstrate credibility;
    • hire container maintenance and repair services;
    • elaborate shipping list;
    • complete tax collection document (darf);
    • quote international shipping prices;
    • purchase partner services;
    • demonstrate problem solving ability;
    • apply for tax benefits;
    • register export clearance declaration (dde);
    • work as a team;
    • request spawning and spawning of container;
    • analyze sample of goods;
    • demonstrate ability to work under pressure;
    • quote storage prices;
    • evaluate tax benefits;
    • classify goods in the common external tariff (tec);
    • complete forms from relevant bodies;
    • pay taxes and fees;
    • issue packing slip/invoice mirror;
    • inform the client about the process;
    • check documents in accordance with current legislation;
    • quote fumigation prices;
    • representing the client with the relevant bodies by means of a power of attorney;
    • budget insurance;
    • prepare claims for tax benefits;
    • monitor physical conference and removal of merchandise sample;
    • make electronic declaratory registration of financial operations (redof) ;
    • demonstrate oral and written communication skills;
    • elaborate proforma invoice;
    • quote national freight prices;
    • check third-party billing;
    • demonstrate proactiveness;
    • negotiate prices and terms;
    • complete the tax form on the circulation of goods and services (icms/st );
    • demonstrate negotiation skills;
    • demonstrate analytical ability;
    • monitor administrative processes;
    • make export registration (re);
    • check functions of use and application of goods;
    • calculate operating costs;


    Sectors that hire Custom broker the most in the job market

    • forwarding of cargo
    • multimodal transport operator - otm
    • temporary labor lease
    • comissaria de despachos
    • maritime agency activities
    • customs broker activities
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • wholesale of goods in general, without predominance of food or agricultural inputs
    • trade representatives and non-specialized general merchandise trading agents
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies




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