Customs Classifier - Lake Forest, IL
Lake Forest , Illinois
December 28, 2016
Primary Function:

Classify Grainger items and Grainger sourced items within the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) and Export Commodity Control Number (ECCN) (when applicable), including indicating special trade programs where applicable.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Classify Items within the HTS for Duty, special trade programs and ensure long descriptions are accurate and complete
  • Identifying applicable government agency requirements (FDA, FCC, DOT, TSCA, Lacy Act, etc.)
  • Respond to daily classification inquiries from customs brokers, government agencies, internal customers and vendors.
  • Research and resolve all issues relating to entry of merchandise
  • Interpret the US Harmonized Tariffs along with their chapter and explanatory notes
  • Apply ECCN (when applicable)
  • Develop and retain audit trails to support the classification assigned and update classification database system
  • Write requests for Customs Binding rulings
  • Responsible for daily HTS audits
  • Source Customs rulings to support classification determinations
  • Ensures compliance with all federal regulatory guidelines
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Preferred Education & Experience:
  • Education - Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Experience - Experience in U.S. import regulations and ability to classify products in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
  • Required Skills
    • Interpersonal skills and relationship building
    • Communication and cross-functional collaboration
    • Ability to articulate a problem and identify the root cause
    • Exceptional organizational skills
    • Ability to prioritize tasks
    • Microsoft Excel, Access, and Powerpoint skills
    • Experienced in Harmonized Tariff Schedule and Export Commodity Control Number classification of products, participating government agency rules and regulations for import and export of industrial products.
    • Experience in licensing determination from the U.S. is a plus
    • Training in the area of customs administration, in-depth knowledge of customs statutes and regulations (19CFR) with a proven ability for application in moderately complex business situations is also required.
    • Understanding of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Regulations, including knowledge of Customs valuation and classification under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, C-TPAT, ISA, FTAs, ISF, etc.
    • Understand country of origin and marking issues, record keeping requirements, and supply chain security regulations as they relate to imports, etc.
    • US import or US export customs regulatory / agencies experience desired

A little about us:
Grainger helps customers save time and money by providing them the right products to keep their facilities up and running.

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