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					                                        BRENT D. CLAYPOOL
                                               Long Beach, CA 90815
                                     (562) 430-2878 • bd.claypool@hotmail.com

                                 CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE MANAGER

An experienced customs compliance professional and leader, skilled in setting-up, implementing, and managing
compliant standard operating procedures (SOP), as well as training and auditing staff, overseas manufacturers, and
freight forwarders in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Other Government Agency (OGA) Regulations,
ensuring compliance. Adaptable and a multi-tasker, and with a positive team player attitude, able to work well under
pressure, adjust to new priorities, applied with excellent Communication (written, verbal, presentation), Customer
Service (internal, external), Organizational, Analytical, Accounting, Computer (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint,
ABI, AES), Problem Solving, Interpersonal, Time Management, and Follow Up skills.

A Licensed Customs Broker and dedicated, with strong working knowledge of, experience with, and expertise in CBP
Regulations, including Reasonable Care guidelines, Tariff Classification (HTSUS, GRI), Entry Filing & Audit, import
Documentation, Valuation, Country of Origin, Country of Origin Marking, Free Trade Agreements, Special Tariff
Treatment programs, C-TPAT, ISA, ISF, and Post Entry (Post Entry Adjustments, Binding Ruling Requests, CF28’s,
CF29’s). Additionally, responsible involvement and professional, with strong working knowledge of, experience with,
and expertise in FDA Regulations (Documentation, Prior Notice, Manufacturer/Grower Registration Number, Product
Codes & Affirmation of Compliance Codes, Reporting Quantities, Exams), USDA Regulations (Permits, Certificates,
Cargo Inspections, Fumigation Documentation, Fumigation Appointments), FCC Regulations (Documentation), DOT/
EPA Regulations (Documentation), TSA Regulations (Documentation), and EAR Regulations (Documentation, Tariff
Classification).

                                          CORE COMPETENCIES

 CBP & OGA Regulations’ Compliance • Customer Service • Communication • Computer • Organizational • Positive
      Attitude • Time Management • Interpersonal • Problem Solving • Accounting • Follow Up • Analytical

                                                 EXPERIENCE

CROWLEY LOGISTICS, INC.                                                                                   2009 - 2011
Customs & OGA Compliance Manager
Proactive and efficient expert, who set-up, implemented, and managed procedures to ensure staff, overseas
manufacturers, and freight forwarders’ compliance with CBP and OGA Regulations. Trained, audited, and managed
staff in import compliance procedures, advised staff, overseas manufacturers, and freight forwarders in CBP and OGA
Regulations, transmitted ACH Statements, issued spreadsheet reports, and provided quotations to customers and
overseas agents. In addition, submitted Post Entry Adjustments, coordinated and booked export air and ocean
shipments, scheduled and participated in USDA cargo inspections, managed import dept. P & L, and processed entries,
as necessary.
     Saved an importer $122,500 in lost revenue by issuing a Pro-Forma Invoice, replacing a missing import
     Commercial Invoice, of which Customs and Border Protection (CBP) approved with other entry documents, and
     released the importer’s shipment

VANTAGE POINT SERVICES                                                                                     2006 - 2008
Customs & OGA Compliance Manager
Process-oriented and positive team builder, who developed, implemented, and managed procedures to ensure staff,
overseas manufacturers, and freight forwarders’ compliance with CBP and OGA Regulations. Audited, trained, and
managed staff in import compliance procedures, transmitted ACH Statements, submitted Post Entry Adjustments,
provided quotations to customers and overseas agents, advised staff, overseas manufacturers, and freight forwarders in
CBP and OGA Regulations, managed office P & L, and processed entries, as needed.
    Described as “knowledgeable and experienced with Customs and Border Protection Regulations” by an
    importer, who added, “Brent’s positive attitude, sense of urgency, and excellent Communication and Customer
    Service skills made the difference in getting our shipments released and delivered.”
                                      EXPERIENCE – CONTINUED
I-LOGISTICS USA CORPORATION                                                                             2004 - 2005
Customs & OGA Compliance Manager (Contract Position)
Detailed-oriented and a multi-tasker, who established, instituted, and managed procedures to ensure staff, overseas
manufacturers, and freight forwarders’ compliance with CBP and OGA Regulations. Trained, audited, and managed
staff in import compliance procedures, transmitted ACH Statements, submitted Protests, provided quotations to
customers and overseas agents, advised staff, overseas manufacturers, and freight forwarders in CBP and OGA
Regulations, issued spreadsheet reports, and processed entries, as necessary.
     Received a $675 damaged freight claim check for a major importer’s shipment through proactive written and
     verbal communication with the shipment’s international air carrier

EAGLE GLOBAL LOGISTICS                                                                                2000 - 2004
Customs & OGA Compliance Team Leader
Accomplished and insightful professional, who established, implemented, and team led procedures to ensure staff,
overseas manufacturers, and freight forwarders’ compliance with CBP and OGA Regulations. Trained, audited, and
team led staff in import compliance procedures, submitted Protests, provided quotations to customers and overseas
agents, advised staff, overseas manufacturers, and freight forwarders in CBP and OGA Regulations, and processed
entries, as needed.
    Increased team member efficiency 21% by setting up a Classification Tariff Number and Parts’ Number database

AEI CUSTOMS BROKERAGE                                                                                   1998 - 2000
Customs & OGA Compliance Supervisor
Results-oriented and dedicated, who set-up, implemented, and supervised procedures to ensure staff, overseas
manufacturers, and freight forwarders’ compliance with CBP and OGA Regulations. Supervised, trained, and audited
staff in import Compliance procedures, issued spreadsheet reports, advised staff, overseas manufacturers, and freight
forwarders in CBP and OGA Regulations, submitted Protests, provided quotations to customers and overseas agents,
and processed entries, as necessary.
         Saved a national importer $125,625 in manufacturing costs due to expedited CBP document approval and
         release for a Computer Spare Parts’ shipment at Los Angeles International Airport

                                         EDUCATION/TRAINING

    Certified Customs Specialist, The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc.
    (NCBFAA), Washington, DC (pending)
    Professional training includes Import Operations & Customs Compliance Management, Advanced Apparel
    Classification & Duty-Free Apparel programs, FDA: FSMA Update & Compliance, CBP Valuation, C-TPAT,
    ISA, 19 CFR Part 111 CBP Regulatory Changes’ Update for Customs Brokers, CBP Regulatory Audit programs,
    CBP Anti-Dumping & Countervailing Duty, CBP & Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Health &
    Safety, CBP Fines, Penalties & Forfeitures (2011-present)
    Licensed Customs Broker, Serial Number 13191, Dept. of the Treasury, U.S. Customs Service, Washington,
    DC
    Bachelor of Arts: Communications/Public Relations, California State University, Fullerton

                                      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Languages: English (fluent) and Spanish (bilingual)
    Computer skills include Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, ABI, and AES

				
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Description: Brent Claypool is an experienced customs compliance professional and leader, skilled in setting-up, implementing, and managing compliant standard operating procedures (SOP), as well as training and auditing staff, overseas manufacturers, and freight forwarders ensuring compliance. with Government Agencies.