Import Manager with over 40 years of successful experience in classification of all commodities, government requirements and regulations, and international and domestic transportation. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and customer service in import classification and transportation. My strengths are the ability to research all commodities to determine the proper HTS classification and all government agency requirements for clearance. I have excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple shipments to avoid demurrage or any additional costs. I have excellent working relationships in all aspects of the import industry from importers, Customs, USDA, FDA, port authority, steamship lines, foreign and domestic agents, truck lines, and all industry vendors.
Reviewed documentation, classified all commodities and verified which, if any, other government agency clearances were needed. Arranged transportation from manufacturers' country of origin to importer's door utilizing foreign agents and domestic transportation contacts nationwide. Advised importers the status of their shipments from origin to domestic dispatch. Custom entries, ISF's, FDA, FCC, DOT, HS7, etc. and transmitted to CBP for clearance. Arranged marine insurance, continuous bonds, and single entry bonds. Handled all billing and collections for importers from GLC. Prepared truck bills/bills of lading. Assisted co-workers when needed
Interviewed all new clients, prepared POA's, set up charges and payment terms, advised HTS numbers, duty rates, and all other government agencies for commodities input product dictionaries for all clients. Obtained the ABI certification for the company. Interviewed, hired, and trained new employees. Sold clients marine insurance, single entry bonds, continuous bonds. Arranged international and nationwide domestic transportation. Maintained worldwide relationships with agents overseas. Prepared status reports for clients when required. Reviewed all documentation, prepared Customs entries, transmitted ABI entries, FDA, DOT, HS7 information as required. Researched government requirements through US Federal Register
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