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Global Trade Compliance Classification Analyst

Job Requisition ID:  46470

Eastman’s current hiring policy encourages and prefers new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role when possible. 

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


This position will execute the strategy and implementation of a sophisticated global trade tariff classification program. This position is based at the Corporate Campus in Kingsport Tennessee and reports directly to the North America Global Trade Compliance and Strategy leader. The role is responsible for the trade-related requirements and regional execution of harmonized schedule classification, and executing the procedures provided by the Trade Compliance team. This person will be responsible for the cross-functional coordination involved in the import/export process to ensure compliance with regulations and internal policies, including, but not limited to, providing classifications, and supporting reviews for global Eastman.

  • Manage proper use and maintenance of product classification (HTS/HS/NCM/EU Commodity) databases and properly assign WCO Harmonized System classifications as assigned to Eastman products.
  • Maintain a consistent classification regime to ensure standards meet Customs requirements for accuracy.
  • Ensure that all necessary documentation is maintained and filed as related to any rulings, so as to provide proper justifications of selected classifications
  • Conduct system checks for import and export controls and ensure that classifications are correct.
  • Support Governance team on monthly audits related to customs brokerage activities in areas of classification of Eastman’s products.
  • Work with business to classify products for accurate preferential and non-preferential assessments and certificates of origin.
  • Support, develop, and maintain a dashboard to measure and maintain key performance indicators relating to classifications.
  • Participate in communication with government authorities as it pertains to classification audits/reviews.
  • Ensures continual compliance with government rules and regulations, changes in policy, and other government matters through daily monitoring of global classifications.
  • Deliver and/or participate in training provided by Compliance on trade compliance.
  • Support Trade Compliance related recordkeeping to global classifications.
  • Support Trade Compliance internal system tools to ensure accurate global classifications.
  • Maintain In-depth knowledge in the areas global classification elements, including duty rates, Technology and Systems.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and equivalent work experience in international trade with an emphasis on chemical classifications and import/export regulations.
  • Minimum of 3 years import/export experience with emphasis on customs regulations, classification, and free trade agreements.
  • SME level knowledge of the Harmonized Tariff System with major emphasis of Chapters 28 to 38 for chemicals and chemical products.
  • SME level knowledge of and practical experience with Free Trade Agreements.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify compliance-related risk and make recommendations for mitigating risk.
  • Experience working with trade compliance tools and processes.
  • An ability to apply critical and creative thinking to complex problems, delivering solutions for businesses and the company.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and adjust priorities in a dynamic business environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain interpersonal working relationships across functional and business organizational lines.
  • An ability to effectively engage relevant trade authorities as required, delivering beneficial results for the company.
  • An ability to influence through interpersonal working relationships, established trust and demonstrated expertise/knowledge.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; fluency in English is required.
  • Competent in reading and interpreting drawings/schematics/SDS and compositions and analyzing Global Tariff Schedules to proficiently ascertain the correct HS codes for materials imported and exported

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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