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Overview

Customs Officers administer and enforce customs and related legislation, and assist with customs control of overseas passengers, crew, aircraft, ships, cargo, mail and bond stores.

Day-to-day

  • searches aircraft, ships, vehicles, premises and people, as well as checking documents and goods to detect illegal activities such as undocumented cargo, prohibited goods and illegal aliens.

Considerations

  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

To become a Customs Officer

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Freight Forwarding

  • Electronic Data Interchange

  • Data Entry

  • Tariffs

  • Computer Literacy

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