Trade Compliance Analyst
POSITION TITLE: TRADE COMPLIANCE ANALYST
LOCATION: GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS (EASTON, PA)
REPORT TO: GLOBAL TRADE COMPLIANCE MANAGER
The Trade Compliance Analyst is responsible for supporting and assisting export and/or import activities with oversight and direction from the Global Trade Compliance Manager. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Overseeing Customs reconciliation and duty drawback programs, assist with training, development, and implementation of compliance procedures, and the management of record keeping systems. This role also requires coordination with business partners, freight forwarders, customs brokers, and various internal departments.
- Communicate with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on technical duty drawback matters, prepare duty drawback entries for electronic submission to CBP with assistance from Customs brokers.
- Support business segments in maintaining overall compliance with CBP duty drawback regulations.
- Support with data and analytics capabilities to identify duty drawback opportunities.
- Assist with global Customs reconciliation processes.
- Prepare and review requirements for government programs; Customs Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT), Importer Self-Assessment (ISA), Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), and future Free Trade Zone (FTZ) opportunities.
- Work with product groups and suppliers to obtain information needed to confirm Harmonized Tariff System (HTSUS) classifications and Country of Origin (COO) determinations.
- Perform review and update of product Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN).
- Work closely with freight forwarders, Customs brokers, and the Legal Department regarding classification, duty rates and documentation for export declarations and import entries/reconciliations.
- Prepare licenses, permits, and other necessary international documents.
- Assist with creation and execution of annual Certificates of Origin to Victaulic customers.
- Process and validate export and import shipping documentation for ad-hoc and other manual shipments.
- Work with Global Sourcing team manufacturers to obtain proper information for reporting U.S. Customs assists.
- Monitor and update Trade Compliance Department recordkeeping.
- Coordinate shipments with freight forwarders, customs brokers, suppliers, and customers when needed.
- Other responsibilities as assigned by the Global Trade & Compliance Manager.
- Understand and live by Victaulic ethics and business code of conduct policies.
QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES:
- S.: Solid knowledge of US Customs, Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classification and ECCN classification determination. Familiarity with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), along with knowledge of sanctions, embargos, and anti-boycott regulations set forth and administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR).
- Non-U.S.: Familiarity with international trade organizations, country specific regulatory requirements, re-export, deemed exports, and transshipments.
- Licensed Customs Broker preferred.
- Ability to prepare and review international shipping documents such as commercial invoice, packing list, air waybill, and export license; including consignee information, INCOTERMS, harmonized tariff code and nomenclature, country of origin, customs value, export classification, and license data.
- Strong computer skills including ability to extract and analyze data from Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) information systems (BPCS/AS400 and/or M3 preferred).
- High degree of personal integrity, personal responsibility and accountability.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work calmly under pressure and with frequent interruptions.
- Ability for infrequent travel, domestic and international.
EDUCATION/PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- A four-year degree from an accredited college or university is preferred (or equivalent experience).
- A minimum of three years duty drawback experience as a customs broker, industry trade specialist, or import specialist.
- Experience with trade compliance information systems (TradeFlow or Integration Point preferred).
- A minimum of two years’ experience with export and/or import regulatory compliance.
- A minimum of two years’ experience with international business transactions and shipping documents.
- Knowledge of using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) information systems to perform business analysis and transactions.