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BASF Customs/Foreign Trade Management Sr Specialist in Florham Park, New Jersey

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Customs/Foreign Trade Mgmt Sr Specialist (Florham Park, NJ)

BASF Corporation is seeking a Customs/Foreign Trade Mgmt Sr Specialist (Florham Park, NJ) to coordinate with the compliance team on the classification of all imported and exported goods with appropriate Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) numbers and trade controls data in SAP according to the requirements of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. State Department, and other U.S. Government Agencies responsible for international trade. Coordinate, collaborate and recommend new best practice procedures with the Manager and Customs Compliance staff to ensure that HTS numbers and trade control data are assigned to all items that appear in SAP on a daily basis. Analyze items to establish the correct HTS number and provide the rationale and support for the HTS number before CBP and other U.S. Government Agencies. Conduct research both internally and externally to ensure that correct HTS numbers and trade control data are assigned to all BASF products. Review and validate data entered on daily queues in SAP for all areas that pertain to Customs and Foreign Trade Operations for global businesses to include North America, Mexico and Canada. Coordinate and communicate BASF impact due to political shifts that will impose additional tariffs for BASF imports. Advise BASF internal businesses on the accurate tariff information to enable them to factor customs duties and their financial impact into their business plans. Maintain the HTS database and run reports as needed on HTS and other regulatory data assigned to BASF products, and keep current and coordinate HTS classification for duty suspension to ensure BASF received the special tariff rate in effect. Part-time local telecommuting permitted.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Regulatory Affairs, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or a closely related field and 3 years of experience with tariff classification of chemicals. Must have the following experience: Tariff classification rules of interpretation common in the Harmonized Tariff System (HTS); Applying chemistry to the establishment and assignment of HTS numbers; Analyzing chemicals for the establishment of HTS numbers; Assigning HTS numbers; Advising businesses on tariff change implications; Dealing with Customs and other government agencies that impact import and export operations; and MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and SAP.

Apply at , Requisition Code 2202007

Job: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service

Organization: GBC/OG-CN-Customs North America-63019911

Title: Customs/Foreign Trade Management Sr Specialist

Location: NJ-Florham Park

Requisition ID: 2202007