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Customs Brokers

Overview

Customs brokers help importers and exporters comply with federal regulations for imports and exports. They are knowledgeable about the import and export rules and regulations for the geographical locations where their clients' goods are being shipped from and delivered to. They file the required documentation and payments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on behalf of their clients. Customs brokers must be licensed, which entails a background examination and passing an exam. The CBP reports that there are 11,000 active licensed customs brokers employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Organized

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Manager or Partner, Customs Brokerage Company

Experienced Customs Broker

Entry-level Customs Broker

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