Appraiser, Customs

Valuer, Customs

Arbitrator, Customs

The tasks an Appraiser, Customs is expected to perform include:

Determining monetary worth of merchandise and various kinds of goods, such as art objects, gold ornaments, gems and other luxury goods for assessment of customs duty

Examining bills presented by importer or his agent and ensuring that entries are properly made

Giving first check order to shed-appraiser calling for further details or sample, if necessary

Supervising examination of all imported merchandise

Inspecting or examining articles in question, using knowledge and experience of scientific tests and original values to arrive at final estimate

Submitting estimate to Importer

Furnishing Customs Collector with necessary information for assessment of duty on imported merchandise as per Act

In-depth knowledge of the duty applicable on each type of import

Skilled in examining bills presented by the importer

Skilled in examining all the imported goods

Knowledge of tests to be conducted in order to check the authentication of the goods

Proficient in calculating the final estimate of the good/product

Knowledge of all the necessary customs laws of the country

Skilled in report making and presenting it to the Customs Collector

Knowledge of the duty applicable on the good, according to the country it has arrived from

Not applicable





Attention to detail


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Courts usually work for 5/6 days a week and 7/8 hours everyday. This may vary from court to court

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards like stiff back, joint pain and irritation in the eyes, if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Customs Sector in India

Imports in India increased to 35740 USD Million in March of 2015 from 28392.30 USD Million in February of 2015. Imports in India averaged 6225.45 USD Million from 1957 until 2015, reaching an all-time high of 45281.90 USD Million in May of 2011 and a record low of 117.40 USD Million in August of 1958. India is heavily dependent on crude oil imports, with petroleum crude accounting for about 34 percent of the total inward shipments. The country also imports: gold and silver (12 percent of the total imports), machinery (10 percent), electronic goods (7 percent) and pearls, precious and semi-precious stones (5 percent). India?s main import partners are China (10.7 percent of the total shipments), United Arab Emirates (8 percent), Saudi Arabia (7 percent), Switzerland (7 percent) and the United States (5 percent).

This increasing trend in import opens up various growth opportunities for Appraiser, Customs in India. Increasing number of NRIs has also contributed to the customs sector of India. Such a big import market requires various professionals and thus, the employment in this sector is always expected to rise.

Customs department of India

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Various private and government institutes across India

Will be updated