Clearing and forwarding agents
Clearing and forwarding agents carry out customs clearance procedures and ensure that insurance, export/import licences and other formalities are in order.
Tasks include -
(a) carrying out customs clearance procedures for exports or imports;
(b) ensuring that insurance is in order;
(c) ensuring that export/import licences and other formalities are in order;
(d) signing and issuing bills of lading;
(e) checking import/export documentation to determine cargo contents, and classifying goods into different fee or tariff groups, using a tariff coding system.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Clearing agent
- Forwarding agent
- Shipping agent