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Trade Compliance Manager 

Category Logistics  
Number of Openings 1  
Location Irvine  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

The Trade Compliance Manager will be responsible for all import and export compliance and customs activities for all business units. This role is critical in classifying VinFast US import product within the United States Harmonized Tariff Scheduled framework, while working closely with the logistics and governmental compliance team to address risk and leverage customs opportunities, develop and implement control and compliance frameworks, and contribute to government inquiries.


  • Develop & implement strategies on customs compliance & CTPAT standards
  • Determine HTS (HS) codes for a wide variety of products for two destination countries: United States and Canada. Provide direction related to rules of origin for country of origin determination
  • Perform analysis and documentation of both legal and information for classification of products for HTS (HS) to ensure smooth and accurate customs clearance and/or applicable special trade program qualification
  • Keep current with changes in regulations that impact classification and the Company's product
  • Identify and address government agency requirements for imported or exported products.
  • Oversee and manage third party customs brokerage activities. Respond to inquiries from Customs Brokers and resolve problems impacting import shipments. Research and provide information required for customs clearance, while
  • Responsible for complying with Free Trade Agreement compliance requirements in accordance with US imports and exports as required
  • Coordinates with relevant internal departments including Business Development and Contracts to identify, plan and implement import/export licensing requirements
  • Supports management in evaluating processes of functional organizations to enhance, implement, monitor, and control import/export compliance program. Performs tariff analysis based on review of Bill of Material (BoM) and drawings to define duties paid to US customs, and/or other Custom authorities around the globe for Cubic entities
  • Provide training to business partners as required. Contribute to user-friendly reference materials that support business and compliance requirements
  • Performs BoM, country of origin and tariff analysis for qualification of NAFTA in accordance with C.F.R. 102 for recovery of US Customs duties paid
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to ensure compliance with all relevant trade related laws and regulations while enabling the business to achieve objectives
  • Manage a diverse workload which may include changes in priorities and responsibilities

Reporting & Analytics

    • Conducts analysis of tariff vs costing for US entries to reconcile with US Customs under Reconciliation program
    • Analyzes entry documents against tariff options and provides broker import instructions
    • Maintain customs classification records to ensure company adherence with customs rules and regulations and to demonstrate reasonable care
    • Prepares various reports which assist in daily customs operations (ACE)
    • Understand acceptable methods of customs valuation
    • Perform other related duties as assigned
Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Trade/Business or equivalent preferred
  • 5+ years of work experience in customs compliance
  • Customs broker license, with extensive, highly specialized technical knowledge of US Customs
  • Free Trade Agreement Compliance (FTA) experience
  • Knowledge of import logistics/freight forwarding or similar
  • Experience in the tariff classification of a broad range of commodities
  • Knowledge of import and export regulations of other countries is a plus
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools –Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to write, speak, and present effectively and persuasively
  • Knowledge of import and export regulations of other countries is a plus
  • Experience in a start-up environment is a plus
Open Date 5/26/2022  
Req Number LOG-22-00005  
About the Organization Welcome to the Future of Mobility.

VinFast is a driving force in the global smart electric vehicle revolution. Established in 2017, VinFast owns a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing complex with globally leading scalability in Vietnam.
VinFast currently sells three vehicles in its home country of Vietnam and will launch five new all-electric vehicles for sale in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. We are the first global, automotive company to commit to shifting to solely producing only Electric Vehicles by the end of 2022. We have an ambitious growth strategy with Direct to Consumer, retail and aftersales facilities being introduced this year.

Strongly committed to the mission for a sustainable future for everyone, VinFast constantly innovates to bring high-quality products, advanced smart services, seamless customer experiences, and pricing strategy for all to inspire global customers to jointly create a future of smart mobility and a sustainable planet. VinFast is also committed to diversity and inclusion, with women serving in the top roles of Global CEO and US CEO.

We welcome you to join the charge.
EOE Statement Vinfast is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need.  

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