International Trade Analyst - Remote


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Full time

Trade Compliance

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Nov 15

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Full-time or Part-time/Intern position

Analyst Position – Full-time/Part-time/Intern 2022

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TradeMoves is currently seeking Trade Analysts to join our team. TradeMoves is an international

trade and customs advisory firm based in Silver Spring, Maryland. We believe trade makes the world a

better place, and work where trade operations and trade policy intersect. We provide global intelligence

and insights, develop smart trade tools, and support cross-border strategies for seasoned US exporters

and importers to leverage global supply chains, minimize barriers to trade, and maximize opportunities in

overseas markets. Don't miss the opportunity to work for a small, hands-on trade firm.

This entry-level position (full-time or part-time/intern) is designed to provide exposure to cross-border

trade, customs and regulatory issues as well as opportunities to build upon existing areas of interest and

develop trade knowledge, skills, and abilities. We are invested in the professional development of our

team and are proud of the career accomplishments of our TradeMoves alumni.

Overview of Responsibilities: This is a research-heavy position which requires high attention to detail;

strong communication, organizational, research, and analytical skills; and the ability to work well with others

and independently. The selected candidate will support client projects and support TradeMoves’ team in

providing high-quality deliverables specific to clients’ cross-border trade priorities.

The following are typical responsibilities and assignments for this position, which may vary depending on

client demands, workload and work schedule.

Client-related projects

  • Support cross-border supply chain projects including maintaining current tariff rates and import taxes

related to movement of clients’ goods across national borders, primarily for the processed food


  • Conduct research on import requirements, customs issues, agriculture/food issues, regulatory

measures, and trade policy issues of interest to clients.

  • Monitor proposed changes by governments to import requirements, standards of identity, customs

issues, agriculture/food issues, regulatory measures, and trade policy of interest to clients.

  • Draft communication in response to client inquiries and information requests in a timely manner.
  • Work with team to ensure all projects and daily workload are being completed and escalated to the

project lead as needed.

  • Conduct data analyses and maintain datasets and oversight of in-house and client databases.
  • Provide preparation and on-site support for clients’ trade-related meetings/events, as needed.
  • Other trade projects and assignments, as needed.

Internal support

  • Support proposal development, research, and contribute suggestions and solutions for new projects.
  • Assist in managing, drafting, and publishing posts on TradeMoves’ social media platforms, such as

TradeMoves’ blog, LinkedIn and Twitter.

  • Other administrative tasks, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in international trade

issues and concepts, and possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to think critically, and provide findings and supporting data
  • Keen interest and proven ability to conduct extensive primary and secondary research (including data

collection) on a wide range of products, markets, and trade impediments

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate work and deliverables often in tight deadlines
  • Reliable team member able to work on multiple tasks independently
  • Tenaciousness to learn, exhaust available resources, and provide innovative solutions
  • Outstanding interpersonal and client-service skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Foreign language skills preferred, but not required: Mandarin, Arabic, Russian, and/or French

Desired Experience: Full time:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1 - 2 years of experience in the field of customs, regulatory affairs, or trade

policy; or

  • Master’s degree or pursuit of a Master’s degree with concentration in an international field (trade,

commerce, policy, economics, international relations) or ag/food science;

  • Up to date on current cross-border trade issues, including US trade actions and countries’


  • Familiarity with tariff classifications, the Harmonized Tariff System and experience with countries’

tariff schedules;

  • Working knowledge of free trade agreements, reduction schedules, market access chapters, rules of

origin, and quotas;

  • Familiarity with non-tariff barriers affecting movement of raw materials, intermediate goods, and

finished food products; and

  • Interest/experience in info-graphic design, proposal development and project management for

research deliverables, and understanding the needs of a small company.

Part-time or Intern:

  • Pursuit of Bachelor’s degree with coursework or experience heavy on research and interest in

international trade, international commerce, or

  • Pursuit of Master’s degree with concentration in international trade, international commerce,

government and foreign affairs, international policy, international economics, international affairs, or

international relations; and

  • Up to date on current cross-border trade issues, including US trade actions and countries’

countermeasures; and

  • Interest/experience in cross-border trade, info-graphic design; and understanding the needs of a

small company.

Contact details:

  • Please send a letter of interest, a writing sample no more than 3 pages, and résumé to Only candidates that provide all documents will be considered.

  • No phone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • NOTE, the position is currently remote, however applicants must be permitted to work in the

United States.

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