Trade Advisor (part-time or full-time position acceptable)

Job Description / Responsibilities / Requirements

We are seeking a Trade Specialist to join our team!  Based in the Dallas, TX office, the Trade Specialist is responsible for collaborating with the Customs and International Trade team members, serving as an internal subject matter expert and providing support related to trade compliance matters, including all international importing and exporting regulations.


Analysis and Post-Entry Corrections

  • Performs review of entry documents and data for compliance with applicable law and regulations; makes post entry corrections.
  • Prepares and manages post-entry filings such as protests, Post Summary Corrections, and post­-entry duty preference claims.
  • Analyzes correct tariff classification of imported goods under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).
  • Prepares documentation for submission to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Participating Government Agencies.
  • Assists with the completion of the importer’s internal self-assessment reviews to ensure internal procedures and processes comply with CBP laws and regulation and CBP audits (e.g., CBP Focused Assessment) to assesses if the importer poses an acceptable risk for complying with CBP laws and regulations.
  • Provides detailed analysis or summary of import data for leadership review (i.e., data from CBP’s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and Importer Trade Activity (ITRAC) Reports).
  • Assists with preparation and filing of CBP Reconciliation entries. 
  • Evaluates Participating Government Agency (PGA) compliance issues that arise in connection with imports into the United States.
  • Expert in Customs valuation issues; accounting background or Customs auditor experience preferred.

Customs Brokerage

  • Provides support with customs brokerage, entry filing, and transportation issues.
  • Supports importer security filing, prior notice requirements, and other trade security matters.


  • Assistance with the preparation of Client Alerts and presentations on current trade compliance issues.
  • Conducts reviews of duty preference program compliance and qualifications.
  • Responsible for special projects and other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years in the field of customs and international trade required.
  • Excel proficiency.


  • Expert in Customs valuation issues; accounting background or Customs auditor experience preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of the U.S. Customs regulations, as well experience with the ITAR and EAR.
  • Knowledge of import transactions, documentation, and filing requirements for all transportation modes.
  • Knowledge of other government agencies as related to import requirements (e.g., FDA, CPSC, FCC, USDA, EPA, and others).
  • Strong tariff classification skills.
  • Post-entry correction experience, including with administrative protest and Post Summary Correction (PSC) filings.
  • Proficiency in ACE (e.g., ACE Protest Module and familiarity with running ACE reports).

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

  • Licensed Customs Broker or experience working at United States Customs and Border Protection required.

Contact Information to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter.