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Customs Broker II

Customs Broker II

Lynden International
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status 

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Has operations responsibility at senior level of expertise for brokerage at station level.




 Primary Responsibilities

  • Handles all aspects of importing from beginning to end.
  • Ensures recordkeeping regulations are followed per CFR 19 Sec 163 by following company guidelines:  Ensures entries are classified correctly and interacts with Customs on Entry matters.
  • Responsible for the preparation and presentation of all communication between U.S. Customs and importers concerning classification, protest, etc.
  • Responsible for classification of commercial invoices including distribution of paperwork, and filing of entries with the U.S. Customs Service.
  • Prepares entry papers from the commercial invoice in accordance with U.S. Customs Service  HTSUS and  with adherence to the regulations of other federal agencies such as the FDA, USDA and EPA
  • Perform all aspects of customer service and carrier relations (negotiating rates & services with carriers), including cost quotations to customers and documenting customer requirements.
  • Provides customers import requirements including duty rates on goods to be imported.
  • Approve invoices for payment and submit to the general office for payment.
  • Arranges transportation of imported goods from port to final destination and the preparation of inland bill of ladings 
  • On time and predictable attendance required




High school education or equivalent and 5 years progressive experience in importing; or 4 years company experience with one year at Import Agent 2 level or equivalent.  4-year degree in related field may be substituted for part of experience.  Familiar with all Customs regulations and must be licensed by U.S. Customs to conduct transactions per CFR 19 Section 111.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret tariffs, and governmental regulations. 
  • Experienced user of MS Office  
  • Ability to calculate freight rates, including the effect of dimensionalized weight and amounts such as percentages, volume, and discounts.
  • Ability to work independently in difficult or complex or nonstandard situations. 
  • Must be able to interact with sales and other office personnel
  • Excellent organizational skills & leadership skills
  • Ability to handle mutliple priorities.