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Modern wire harness systems and exclusive vehicle interiors: The name DRÄXLMAIER stands for automotive innovations – products that enhance your driving experience. Every day, approximately 70,000 associates around the world cooperate to contribute their knowledge, skills and automotive passion toward this goal. Individuals, who like to take on responsibilities, use their creativity and contribute their ideas toward the common success. Individuals like you!

Customs Specialist - Free Trade Agreements

Job Req ID:  47194

Duncan, US, 29334

Work Type:  Full time
Contract Type:  Unlimited


Responsible for performing the origin calculation of parts produced by Draexlmaier in North Ameirca as per rules of origin  pertaining to various applicable free trade agreements
Supplier solicitation
Assign tariff classifications


Principle Activities

  • Maintain origin related database in Draexlmaier internal system
  • Maintain origin related database on external customers web portals, as per customers' request
  • Issue certificates of origin as per Draexlmaier's internal needs (border crossing shipments)
  • Issue documents of origin (certificates of origin, manufacturers affidavits, declaration of origin, so), as per external customers' requests, based on the preferential status of the parts
  • Provide guidance to Draexlmaier's suppliers within North America in regards to free trade agreements topics
  • Verify the origin documents received from suppliers
  • Create periodically statistics of raw-materials preferentoial status
  • Collect and review commodity information from Engineering, Procurement, suppliers and other parties and classify raw-materials, equipment and parts internally produced, according to the General Rules for the Interpretation and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
  • Develop and retain audit trails to support the classification assigned
  • Maintain data base related to commodity classifications in the internal ERP system
  • Answer CBP requests related to free trade topics
  • Performs internal audits of customs database
  • Communicate with customs brokers; provide documenation and guidance for customs clearance
  • Prepare import/export related documentation
  • Maintain accurate and complete record keeping of all origin calculations performed
  • Participates in the development of internal manuals related to import and export requirements
  • Additional duties as assigned by the technical manager


Job Requirements

Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience

3-5 years experience working with Customs Compliance topics

3-5 years experience with the use and application of the General Rules of Interpretation (GRI) and Harmonized Tariff Schedule to determine HTS numbers

3-5 years experience working with Free Trade Agreements


Nearest Major Market: Spartanburg
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina