Michael Baldock


I have an Honours Degree in Economics obtained through UNISA. I'm currently working as an import entry clerk focusing mainly on clothing and textile imports via sea and airfreight. I also have experience in coldroom manufacturing and tutoring.
I'm a dedicated, hardworker who strives to get the job done right the first time and on time.

Work experience

Work experience
Nov 2011 - Present

Import Entry Clerk

R&A Shipping cc
  • Framing Bill of Entries
  • Checking documents prior to framing Bill of Entry and requesting supplementary documents if necessary
  • Determine correct tariff heading for imported commodity and if import permits are required
  • Communication with Customs, Border Police and other authorities as required
  • Arrange booking and representation for any stops and follow up until released or withdrawn
  • Completing provisional payments when required
  • Ensure payments to Customs, shipping lines and forwarding/groupage agents are made timeously
  • Communicating with the clients about the status of their goods and updating them regularly
  • Submit import release documents to shipping lines and ensuring goods are available for the transporter to collect and deliver
  • Arranging deliveries with the transporter
Jan 2009 - Oct 2011

Admin Assistant

  • Assisting the bookkeeper with administrative tasks
  • IRP5 reconciliations
  • Filing and sorting receipts
  • Capturing data onto Pastel Express
  • Maintaining and fixing any problems with the IT infrastructure


Jan 2010 - Jul 2012

BCom Honours

Jan 2006 - Jul 2009


Jan 1994 - Dec 2005

Grade 1 to 12

St Benedict School



Analytical Skills

Due to the nature of my studies in Economics I have learnt to see a situation from a broad perspective and examine the relationships between the parties or influences involved so as to have a better understanding of how and why the situation came to be and be able to formulate plans and strategies to improve, change or replicate the situation. My studies have also included courses on statistics and econometrics.

Computer Skills

I am computer literate with a variety of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. I'm highly capable of troubleshooting, repairing and building computer systems and small home and office networks through many years of experience.