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Customs Valuation and Incoterms Specialist

Locations: Brentford, United Kingdom
Req ID:224621

Job description Site Name: UK - London - Brentford
Posted Date: Sep 10 2019

Customs Valuation and Incoterms Specialist

This is a fantastic development opportunity for someone looking to grow their knowledge in the field of Trade Compliance. Working across the three business units you will develop your stakeholder capabilities and knowledge of the wider GSK business. No direct experience in this field? Don’t worry - in this role you will learn the technicalities of Customs Valuation and Incoterms. We are looking for someone who is eager to learn who possesses strong Excel skills, great communication skills, the ability to manage large data sets, and to conduct subject matter research.

GSK is legally obliged to comply with all frequently changing trade compliance rules and regulations globally to ensure continued supply of all products around the world. Trade Compliance is GSK’s response to ensure compliance with all customs and trade regulations globally and minimise risk associated with non-compliance e.g. fines, penalties, disruption to supply chain, reputational damage and potential imprisonment.

There are two key aspects of the role:

Customs Valuation:

You will responsible for providing assistance to the business to ensure that we assign to our research and development (R&D) shipments a defend-able and justifiable customs value in accordance with GSK’s Corporate Policy and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Customs Valuation Agreement.

Your role will have responsibility for working with R&D Finance and LSP, Shippers, Logistics, Global Tax, and other R&D functions to ensure that appropriate cost and price data is maintained in the R&D Customs Valuation Tool and that it delivers appropriate customs values for shipments from these. The customs value must be available for the relevant personnel to use for customs valuation purposes.

This role will also provide assistance to all GSK businesses as to how they should determine the customs value for the goods being shipped, primarily by managing a library of Methodologies, Standard Operating Procedures, Guides and Manuals. This role will also entail doing research on the methods of customs valuation and on the elements of customs valuation such as Assists, Royalties.


You will be responsible for reviewing the use of Incoterms in the business, to ensure that the GSK approved Incoterms are used, and in instance where it is not to suggest remedial action. With Incoterms 2020 being launched in September 2019, it would require an analysis of its potential impact. You will also engage with stakeholders to educate them on the use of Incoterms, and to clarify their questions, and to advise on corrective action.

General responsibilities:

Basic qualifications:

Preferred qualifications:

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