Trade Compliance Specialist (Customs)

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00019528
Date Posted:Sep 2
Category:1 - Accounting & Finance
Metro Area:

Our manufacturing client in Commerce Township needs to hire a TRADE COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST to provide support.

JOB TYPE: Full Time. Direct Hire. Immediate Work. PAY: $45,000 to $55,000 annual plus benefits

SCOPE: Provide support to the Trade and Compliance Manager by assisting in export and/or import activities. Oversee Customs Reconciliation and duty drawback programs.


  • Classify all goods according to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.
  • Work closely with freight forwarders, Customs brokers, and internal departments regarding classification, duty rates and documentation for export declarations and import entries/reconciliations. File reconciliations.
  • Communicate with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on technical duty drawback matters, prepare duty drawback entries. Provide paperwork needed for Drawback program.
  • Provide necessary documentation to 3rd party for processing customs reconciliations.
  • Communicate daily with brokers, freight forwarders and vendors concerning shipment and documentation issues. Monitor the timeliness and accuracy of customs entries and releases. Assist with Customs reconciliation processes.
  • Prepare and review requirements for government programs; Customs Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT).
  • Prepare licenses, permits, and other necessary international documents.
  • Assist with creation and execution of annual Certificates of Origin to customers.
  • Process and validate export and import shipping documentation for ad-hoc and other manual shipments.


  • Solid knowledge of US Customs, along with knowledge of sanctions, embargos, and anti-boycott regulations.
  • Ability to classify goods.
  • Familiarity with international trade organizations, country specific regulatory requirements, re-export, deemed exports, and transshipments.
  • Licensed Customs Broker preferred.
  • Strong computer skills including ability to extract and analyze data. Strong analytical and organization skills.
  • Knowledge of MS Office and C-TPAT.
  • Excellent communication.


  • Duty drawback experience as a customs broker, industry trade specialist, or import specialist preferred. Exposure to drawback and reconciliation programs required (knowledge of paperwork needed to process)
  • 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.
  • Experience preparing and reviewing 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.

If you are a high performer and would like to work for an equally high performing company and you think the above opportunity is appropriate for you, we invite you to apply to this job and email your resume to

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