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Trade Compliance Analyst I

Location Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000190368

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Job Description:

Your career matters to you. It matters to us, too.

During your career, you might be responsible for transporting, staging and storing material for one of our lines of equipment. You might lead a team that distributes replacement parts to dealers and customers around the world. Or you might move into a role in manufacturing, supply chain management or even HR. At Caterpillar, you’re not limited to one job or area of the company. We encourage you to explore our many businesses and develop new skills.

You may even get a chance to participate in our formal professional development program. In this three-year rotation—which offers tracks in leadership, supply chain management, manufacturing engineering, procurement and environmental health and safety—you’ll take on a new role every year. It’s a great way to learn about the different aspects of our business and gain the technical and leadership skills you’ll need to further your career.

This position is responsible for managing daily Customs compliance activity to ensure Caterpillar parts and product flow across international borders in compliance with Customs regulatory requirements. In addition, this role will ensure Customs compliance requirements are met for Caterpillar through a risk management and controls environment.


•Annual Tariff Classification Volume: 14,000
•Annual Drawbacks-refunds of customs duty & other fees: $2,500,000
•Process Accuracy: 95%
•Free Trade Duty Savings Efficiency: 80%
•Projects Delivered: 0-2


The Trade Compliance Analyst activities include but are not limited to:
•Certification of Caterpillar produced parts to free trade rules of origin, managing free trade certificate database, managing Customs brokers, tariff classification assignment,
•Reporting of trade compliance KPI’s, transactional review to determine areas of risk, development and maintenance of controlled process documentation, management of core trade compliance data,
•Management of Customs record-keeping requirements where applicable, analyze and determine duty opportunities, management of duty drawback program, draft responses to Customs government inquiries, and prepare analysis and material for review with supervisor on Customs legal reviews.
•Manage day to day compliance activity of brokers and freight forwarders of material flow in and out of a country.
•Address inquiries from Customs agencies, resolve Customs exams, address anti-dumping duty issues, file post entry adjustments including protests, review valuation issues including assists, and oversee periodic transaction testing audits.
•Assist in the facilitation of information between Caterpillar and Customs governmental officials for both written communication and meetings.
•Assist in the determination of eligibility for Caterpillar products to meet preferential tariff treatment under free trade programs: NAFTA, US-Chile, US-Australia, US-Dominican Republic, US-Central America, US-Israel, US-Jordan/Oman/Bahrain, US-Columbia, US-Korea. Help the process of issuing certification for prime product and parts to Caterpillar dealers.
•Support the Foreign Trade Zones ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and timely reporting to customs.


Basic Qualifications

•Requires in depth business, regulatory, logistics and transportation knowledge usually gained through a university degree and 1-2 years of related progressive experience
•Strong understanding of international supply chain, both physical flow and data flow including ocean carriers, air carriers, freight forwarders, and Customs brokers
•Strong analytical ability with proven track record of continuous process improvement activities
•Ability to simplify, translate and communicate complex concepts
•Understanding of risk management and controls environment
•Understanding of Inco Terms

*Advanced English

Experience Desired:
•Certified Customs Specialist (CCS)

*Customs broker license or equivalent certification
•Understanding of other government agency importing requirements

•Experience in customs trade compliance activity

The Caterpillar Code of Conduct states that we will select and place employees based on their qualifications for the job to be performed, without regard to race, religion, national origin, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or disability. In this company we do not request pregnancy tests, nor HIV tests as requirements for employment entry, permanence or promotion.

Final details

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Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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