Clearing and forwarding agents carry out customs clearance procedures and ensure that insurance, export/import licences and other formalities are in order (ILO, 2018).

RISK PROBABILITY BASED ON THE SEMINAL FREY AND OSBORNE STUDY

PROFESSIONAL GROUP CHARACTERISTICS AND SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Business Services Agents

Business services agents establish contacts to sell various business services such as advertising space in the media; carry out customs clearance activities ensuring that necessary documents are in order; match jobseekers with vacancies; find workers for employers; arrange contracts for the performance of athletes, entertainers and artists, as well as for the publication of books, the production of plays, or the recording, performance and sale of music; and plan and organize conferences and similar events (ILO, 2018).

  • Conference and Event Planners
  • Employment Agents and Contractors
  • Real Estate Agents and Property Managers
  • Business Services Agents Not Elsewhere Classified 
  • Forwarding agent
  • Shipping agent

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The occupation of Import/Export clerks grew exponentially as global international trade became more and more ubiquitous and was accompanied with an equal increase in bureaucratic procedures in terms of calculating tax, issuing invoices, printing receipts and payments etc.
With the wide adoption of ERPs (Enterprise Resource Platforms), the role of a person who needs to validate commercial value, tax requirements, etc. is now very much automated within the general framework of integration. There exist also dedicated platforms that offer a full range of monitoring tools above and beyond the normal tasks of an agent, like barcoding, import/export management, international and local forwarders, shipment tracking, truckload management, warehouse managements

CASE EXAMPLES

A1 tracker provides a specialized  supplier  management software that processes and manages, shipping, warehousing and tracking of exports, imports and resources

A1 tracker

Camelot Software is a 3 party logistic company with an arrey of products like the Excalibur WMS which integrate r end-to-end operations like digitizing warehousing, fullfilling requests, freights and shipping brokerage, transportations etc.

Camelot Software Website

Descartes provides accounting software for Freight Forwarders  as well as deep training for companies who want to simplify their complex transportation processes offering financial impact analysis of the clearing and forwarding process, automated calculations, refunds, simulations, transparency, compliance and better overall management.

Logistics Accounting for Freight Forwarders

Categories: Skill Level 3