• Trade Compliance Specialist

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/8/2018 11:42 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    US-TX-Fort Worth
  • Overview

    The Trade Compliance Specialist is responsible for classifying new products accurately and timely according to the International Harmonized Commodity Coding and Classification System for U.S. and Canada to ensure correct duty rates are applied and identify additional potential other government agencies requirements. Identify products that support binding ruling process. The TCS interacts with internal business partners and outside parties such as Agents, Vendors, U.S. Customs, Customs Brokers, Governmental Agencies, Trade Organizations, and various other resources.  Ensures that corrections are filed timely and accurately, and duty recovery opportunities are taken advantage of. Conducts post entry audits based on risk.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Research & apply accurate U.S. & Canadian tariffs & import requirements for new merchandise, promotional items & any other non-merchandise items imported or exported to/from the U.S., including government agencies (PGA/OGD) requirements such as FDA, USDA, CPSC, FWS, EPA, CFIA, Health Canada, etc. Research products requirements to meet customs regulations. Recommend products which may require additional resources, binding rulings, administrative review, and/or protest, classification consistency and potential duty reduction. Communicate updates/opportunities to buyers and sourcing.
    • Update and maintain various systems with correct product information necessary for Customs clearance, regulatory compliance, and PGA/OGA reporting. Communicate with overseas agents and vendors for information needed to minimize delays in the supply chain.
    • Process and monitor all post-entry work. Ownership of Post Entry duties, including SKU change, PSCs or Protest, Duty Variances, and Overages & Shortages and responsible for updating and filing Post Entry corrections. Interface with U.S. Customs and respond to inquiries and compliance issues concerning post entry, record retention and Trade issues. Ensure timely payments to U.S. Customs & refunds received.
    • Conduct random Post Entry audits based on risk and current trends. Create and review reporting and cross training as needed. 

    Education & Experience

    • 3 - 5 years experience
    • Microsoft Office and Access
    • Multicultural awareness and respect
    • Must be able to be proactive, must be able to multi-task and communicate with government officials
    • Knowledge of government agencies regulations for U.S. and Canada (FWS, USDA, FDA, EPA, CFIA, Health Canada, etc.)


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