Foreign Clerk

Compute duties, tariffs, and weight, and volume of merchandises.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Foreign Clerks do?

Computes duties, tariffs, and weight, volume, and price conversions of merchandise exported to or imported from foreign countries: Examines documents, such as invoices, bills of lading, and shipping statements, to verify conversion of merchandise weights or volumes into system used by other country. Converts foreign currency figures into United States monetary equivalents, or domestic currency into foreign equivalents, using rate charts. Calculates duties or tariffs to be paid on merchandise, using calculating machine. May correspond with foreign companies. May be designated according to type of transaction as Customs-Entry Clerk; Export Clerk; Import Clerk.

Should I be a Foreign Clerk?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Formula Figurer

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