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Career Story: Import-Export Compliance Manager

Import-Export Compliance Manager

Job Title: Import/Export Compliance Manager

Type of Company: My company sells mainly to the semiconductor industry.

Education: BS, Natural Resource Management, University of Maine-Orono •• MBA, Northeastern University

Previous Experience: I worked for a chemical & precious metal company in a variety of roles, but mainly in purchasing. I eventually moved from purchasing to sales & contracts, and i now work in compliance.

Job Tasks: Import and export compliance requires us to be familiar with all of the laws and regulations for international shipping. We must also have an understanding of the rules and regulations in the countries we are shipping to and from. We have to classify the imports according to a harmonized tariff schedule (HTS) which determines how much import duty should be paid at the port of entry. We also need to know the Schedule B or commodity code for an export, as this will determine what we pay in duty on entry into the country we're shipping to. We assign an ECCN number to each product, which determines whether we need a license to ship to that particular country. We have to watch and maintain a product dictionary so that we're consistent about the way we classify our products for export and import. We also audit shipments to insure they are being labeled correctly. We provide many hours of training throughout our organization to ensure that everyone involved is familiar with the laws and regulations of the U.S. We need to do this to ensure that we do not ignore regulations or run the risk of incurring the heavy fines that are associated with processing shipments incorrectly.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is dealing with people throughout our entire company, suppliers, and customers. It also requires that I continue to learn and educate myself and staff on the latest laws and changes affecting import and export compliance. There is always more to learn.

The worst part of my job is that we sometimes have to stop shipments from going out until we are sure everything is classified correctly. People get upset that we have to hold orders up, but it is important for us as a company to get this right every time! We continue to train and educate the entire company about compliance and our need to get things right.

Job Tips: A career in compliance is a busy and difficult job. The regulations are always changing so you have to be prepared for continual changes. It is a job that will require continuing education . Fortunately, the company will usually pay for this training. It's important to be flexible in this career choice.

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