ACCO Brands North America Trade Compliance Specialist Classification in Lake Zurich, Illinois

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ACCO Brands seeks a knowledgeable individual to join the North America Trade Compliance team as a Trade Compliance Specialist, Classification. This position will be located onsite at the Lake Zurich, IL headquarters and report to the North America Trade Compliance Manager.


  • Update all applicable systems with the appropriate tariff classification, including; SAP, Oracle, Lotus Notes, Master Classification Database, Integration Point.

  • Understand the General Rules of Interpretation of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States in order to review and / or assign the correct HTSUS and corresponding duty percent for all imports into the United States.

  • Monitor the ever changing regulations that may affect imports and implement any necessary process improvements to ensure continued compliance with all laws and regulations.

  • Identify, analyze, and resolve any issues related to delayed customs clearance processes.

  • Attend gate reviews to provide import in regards to the correct classification on products being developed.

  • Support any systems implementation that may have a direct impact on the Trade Compliance team.

  • Respond and assist with any internal report requests related to tariff classifications / duty projects.

  • Responsible for NAFTA qualification, and certificate of origin completion.

  • Review, obtain required information and file customs rulings.

  • Assist with any classification exclusion requests.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience.

  • 3+ years of HTSUS classification experience.

  • Knowledge of U.S. Customs and International trade, specifically classification.

  • Strong customer relations ability with analytical and technical skills that can be utilized to produce create ideas, solutions or process improvements.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • The individual should be self-motivated and be capable of working as part of a team or alone with little supervision.

  • In-Depth experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

    Desired Experience:

  • 5+ years of trade compliance experience.

  • 5+ years of classification experience.

  • SAP Experience.

  • Experience working within the Integration Point software program.

  • Licensed Customs Broker, or Certified Customs Specialist.

  • Possesses knowledge of customs terminology.

  • Experience filing customs rulings.

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You know our brands. You love our brands. You just may not know they are ours.

If you have touched a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, or a Kensington® computer mouse, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation. With annual revenues of nearly $2 Billion, ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) designs, markets, manufactures and sells branded academic, consumer and business products globally. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic market strengths put us in a position to achieve global leadership and growth. We're proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers by providing unique, cutting-edge, branded products.

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Posting Job Title: North America Trade Compliance Specialist Classification

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