Customs broker assistant - Salary and Career
Customs Brokers

Customs broker assistant - 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 Customs broker assistant earn

A Customs broker assistant earns between $1.127 and $3.684 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.669 and a median salary of $1.365 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 2.486 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Customs broker assistant

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.669 20.032 417 8
1º Quartile 1.127 13.529 282 5
Median Salary 1.365 16.380 341 6
3º Quartile 2.810 33.718 702 13
Higher Salary 3.684 44.212 921 17

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 Customs broker assistant

Customs Brokers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Customs broker assistant the most in the job market

    • temporary labor lease
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • building construction
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • customs broker activities
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • general building material retail trade
    • retailer of food products in general or specialized in food products
    • comissaria de despachos
    • wholesale of fruits, vegetables, roots, tubers, vegetables and fresh vegetables

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