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Customs Compliance Specialist job in Toronto

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Job Ref:  1616019
Employer:  Tyco
Country:  Canada
County/State:  Ontario
City:  Toronto
11/10/2016 22:11
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 117,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit NA or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

Tyco Security Products designs, manufactures and markets intrusion and access video security products for a global security market for both commercial and residential markets. It has 2,000 employees who are located in R&D engineering, supply chain, manufacturing and sales facilities in N. Ireland, UK, Italy, U.S., Canada, India and China. We have globally recognized brands and quality security products to protect people and property.

We are currently looking for a Customs Compliance Specialist to join our team in Toronto.

Purpose of Position :

The Customs Compliance Specialist is to support import and export activities and procedures that ensure compliance with local and international laws and regulatory regimes as applicable to the movement of goods internationally.


  • Supports the administration and implementation of Trade Compliance processes as an individual contributor to ensure compliance with Tyco International Inc. and local site policies and requirements as well as government regulations, including those administered under Customs, EAR, ITAR, and OFAC and their international equivalents.
  • Independently qualifies products as originating under 1 – 3 regional free trade agreement programs with minimal supervision from reporting Trade Compliance Manager.
  • Assigns Harmonized System (HS) tariff codes, Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs), and regional trade-related-codes to primary and secondary products imported and exported in the normal course of business; escalates more complex HS classifications to reporting Trade Compliance Manager.
  • Reviews for accuracy and completeness: 1) the trade data keyed and submitted to the Government by outside service providers and 2) the Customs brokers billing invoices.
  • Provides support managing service providers (e.g., Customs brokers, freight forwarders), including responding to requests for information and bringing forward to reporting manager issues of non-compliance with standard operating procedures.
  • Maintains and analyzes a broad set of trade compliance records in accordance with regulatory requirements and Tyco initiatives to ensure legal compliance.
  • Creates and analyzes trade compliance data using spreadsheets and other database tools to support business goals and initiatives.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience required:
  • College diploma in a business administration, production, inventory international supply chain, and resource management related program or equivalent experience in related field.
  • Knowledge of Canadian, U.S. and International Customs Requirements
  • Knowledge of MS Excel and MS Word
  • Strong verbal, written communications skills
  • Skills in general business, effective negotiation and verbal/written communications are required.
Physical Demand and Working Conditions:
  • Visual concentration in use of video display terminal.
  • Levels of stress associated with working in a production procurement related environment.

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

No phone calls or agencies please.

We welcome diversity in our workplace and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal Canadians.
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