Trade Compliance Analyst, Consulting

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Mississauga
  • 125 - 150
  • Salary: 125 - 150

Russell A. Farrow Limited

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Farrow is a diversified, family-owned business that facilitates international trade by executing comprehensive customs brokerage and integrated logistics solutions. We provide our clients peace of mind with our customs brokerage, shipping, and freight-forwarding capabilities for Canada and the United States.

Farrow Prides itself on providing exceptional customs service with a true focus on trade compliance. It is our passion for personalized care that has led to Farrow being in business for over 100 years and has allowed us to constantly expand with 29 locations across North America and we’re still growing! We’re real people, family-owned and dedicated to our employees with a history of reinvesting in them. This commitment and dedication are why many of our employees have been with us longer than 20 years and why we have been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 10 consecutive years.

Position Summary

This position is primarily responsible for completing and / or assisting with complex customs compliance processes in a timely and cost-effective manner. This may include providing consulting and advisory services to clients regarding HS classification, origin/FTA determination, valuation, filing adjustments, blanket corrections, appeals, AMPS, C-TPAT/PIP, duty drawbacks, etc. and other customs related duties as assigned. The incumbent may also assist with maintaining internal databases, with audits, and with a variety of compliance related duties, as assigned.

  • Provide technical advisory services and document preparation for clients, which includes, but is not limited to the following: HS classification, FTA analysis, valuation assessments, commodity tax analysis, duty deferral, duty drawbacks, Customs verifications and audit assistance, blanket amends / refunds, Customs rulings, etc.
  • Provide assistance to Senior Trade Compliance Specialists in various tasks relating to Consulting projects.
  • Effectively manage multiple projects concurrently, and meet client/government deadlines.
  • Maintain positive working relationship with client by responding to inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with coworkers and internal clients while working collaboratively on projects, responding to inquiries, etc. Provide technical guidance to colleagues.

Education and Experience

  • Completion of High School or Equivalent
  • Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designation (must maintain)
  • US Certified Customs Specialist (asset)
  • CBSA Professional status (asset)
  • 3 – 5 years of proven customs industry-related experience, including a minimum of 2 years classification experience
  • Consulting experience (preferred)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, in order to present complex information to a variety of contacts both internally and externally.
  • Excellent knowledge of tariff, legal notes, free trade agreements, regulations, valuation, etc.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Excellent research, problem-solving, judgement and analytical skills with a high attention to detail in order to research and review complex information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Proficient in MS Office programs (e.g. Word, Excel, etc.) and standard computer applications in order to prepare professional deliverables and communications.

Working Conditions, Mental Effort & Physical Requirements

  • Must be comfortable working in a fast paced, high activity, and deadline bound environment.
  • Concentration is required in balancing several tasks at one time.
  • May be required to sit at desk for prolonged periods of time.
  • May be required to view computer screen or printed materials for extended periods of time.
  • Travel is generally not required, other to attend meetings at client offices from time to time

Farrow is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.


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