C&F Declaration Officer

Alistair Group

We are looking for someone who can assist in our Clearing and Forwarding Department for our Zambian Operations.

Hours: Monday to Friday plus alternate Saturday mornings

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Calculating and processing duties and taxes to be paid and may be required to sign documents under a Power of Attorney on behalf of clients.
  • Pay, or arrange for payment of taxes and duties.
  • Liaising with Customers.
  • Entering details onto specialized customs software including ASYCUDA WORLD
  • Allocating the correct licence depending on type of goods being imported.
  •  Attending meetings with Customs Officials in the application of duty refunds and tariff re-classification as appropriate.
  • Assist with any appeals that are forthcoming.
  • Will be required to be fully conversant with import, export, transit and transhipment laws and regulations.
  • Expected to maintain his/her understanding of the Zambian customs regulations and keep up-to-date with changes as they occur, so as to be able to advise customers on import and export restrictions, tariff systems, insurance requirements and all other customs related matters.
  • Post bonds for the products being imported or assist clients in obtaining bonds.
  • Bond management and validation procedures.
  • Prepare the necessary import documentation such as certificates of origin and cargo control documents.
  • Required to liaise with officials in various agencies to ensure goods are cleared through customs or quarantine.
  • Ensure that correct values are used during declaration and other related procedures to avoid losses that may accrue as a result of penalties.
  • Establish and maintain a working relationship with customs and other government officials
  • Advise the management on correct and most preferred course of action to overcome technicalities that may arise in declaration or clearing operations.
  • Perform any other relevant duties that may be assigned by the supervisor within the scope of the position.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Post certificate in clearing and forwarding or similar field of study.
  • 3 years’ experience in doing declarations
  • IT Literate, specifically on all MS Office applications and data management systems.
  • Logistics / Service Support experience
  • Innovative and creative thinking
  • Excellent customer management skills
  • Strong initiative and problem-solving techniques
  • Strong leadership and influencing Skills
  • Strong Communication Skills

To apply for this job please visit www.alistairgroup.com.

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