Assistant Trade Controls Officers are mainly deployed on enforcing legislation in relation to consumer protection, including product safety, trade descriptions and fair trading; certificates of origin, import and export licences covering prohibited articles, and import and export declarations; inspecting premises and operations in relation to factory registration and applications for certificates under the Certification of Origin System; conducting cargo examination on goods imported or exported at entry and exit control points and/or other premises; verifying import/export declarations and assessing values of import/export consignments for collection of declaration charges and clothing industry training levy; carrying out licensing and regulatory work on money service operators, including compliance inspection for the purposes of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing; and conducting investigation under the relevant legislation. They are mainly engaged in outdoor duties, may be required to work in irregular hours, or to perform shifts and/or on-call duties, and make arrest and give evidence in court.

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