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 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:

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

  • Activities

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

    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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