Senior Customs Rater - Mississauga, ON

Act on behalf of client, Customs Broker's customers in their dealings with the Canada Border Services Agency, in a legal, professional manner in conjunction with the rules and regulations stated in the Customs Act.

He or she should have the ability to enter information into their Fenix ND system accurately, paying attention to detail and balancing to the values provided. All transactions must be completed within the required timelines.

Key Responsibilities:

• Classification of various commodities
• Strong knowledge of Customs Tariff, regulations, and Customs Act
• Strong knowledge of release initiatives and ACROSS system
• Building of client profiles as required
• Updating / maintaining client profiles by part number – to include vendor description with tariff classification, GST code and tariff treatment
• Customs release by AQ or AQ to follow in a timely manner on all assigned live freight
• E29B handling, 1/60th , knowledge of Temporary entries, warranty repairs, declaration of goods covered under Department Memorandum D8
• Advanced knowledge of documentation required for release of all modes of transportation
• Correct and retransmit your CADEX rejected transactions in a timely manner
• Review CADEX sending report and send your files on day 4
• Share responsibility for completion of Day 5 transactions requiring AQ and CADEX Sending
• Prepare files for amend or refund when necessary
• Independently be responsible for 31 - 40 entries and / or more than 225 lines of input per day. (To be discussed / reviewed upon employment and level of experience)
• Pre-rating shipments
• Knowledge of various trade agreements that are in place with Canada and the ability to apply them; ability to determine if supporting documentation is required and valid
• Ability to determine correct tariff treatment in conjunction with various trade agreements
• Advanced knowledge of INCO Terms and how they apply to shipments
• Advanced knowledge of Value for Duty codes
• Ability to determine if invoice valuation is correct – First level of Sale – Non-Resident Importer
• Advanced knowledge of OIC numbers (Order in Council) and how and when they are applied
• Advanced knowledge of GST and exemption codes and when to apply them
• Have working knowledge of SIMA, (Special Import Measures Act) the ability to determine when SIMA applies, and the process of completing an entry that is SIMA applicable
• Contacting clients to confirm description of goods in order to arrive at correct classification
• Create specific shipment notes if required
• Must follow departmental procedures in place for the handling of various commodities
• Complete understanding and extensive hands on experience of AIRS (Automated Import Reference System) website, and of CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) requirements for various commodities, ability to enter CFIA AIRS requirements / information into client profile against specific goods
• Complete understanding and extensive hands on experience of NRCan (Natural Resources Canada) and the goods regulated by the program, ability to enter NRCan requirements / information into client profile against specific goods
• Complete understanding and extensive hands on experience of DFATD (Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development) and the commodities regulated by this department. Apply for import permit and enter charges into the system against the file
• Have extensive knowledge of the other government departments and how they are involved in the clearance of various commodities – example: Health Canada, Transport Canada
• Contact with various government agencies when required – CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency), CFIA, CADEX hotline etc.
• Answer incoming phone calls and emails and respond to requests in a timely manner
• Check voice mail and return calls in a timely manner
• Assist clients with requests for information
• Ability to review and prioritize your work received on a daily basis
• Hand back files to designated CSRs (Customer Service Representatives) after completed
• Make designated CSR aware of any requirements for shipment clearance that are not known
• Work as a member of the team, extending assistance if able, when necessary
• Attend monthly department meetings and make contributions to the functioning of the team
• Statutory Holiday coverage as scheduled (2 to 3 statutory holidays per calendar year)
• After-hours phone handling – if required, share the responsibility of the phone handling during our closed hours and on weekends


• Post-secondary education in a customs related field would be an asset
• Minimum of three years of experience in the Customs Brokerage industry is required, with minimum 1 year experience handling ocean freight
• Valid / current CCS designation would be required, or other industry related designation

Compensation: According to industry experience and qualifications

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