customs and excise officer




Customs and excise officers approve or deny the passage of goods through customs barriers for international business and ensure compliance with consignment legislation. They facilitate communication between import and export trading institutions and government officials, and are responsible for taxation calculation and ensuring payment.

Scope notes

Excludes customs officer.

Alternative label

  • customs broker

  • customs clearance agent

  • shipping agent

  • customs agent

  • export documentation officer

  • clearing agent

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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