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Melissa Young | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Aug 27, 2014

Melissa Young

International Trade / Executive Assistant
   United States
  |   Greensboro, NC

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $11

Trained as a US Customs Broker w exp. in compliance, imports, logistics, Int'l and domestic shipping and direct negotiation/sourcing with Chinese factories.
Customs Compliance - CTPAT, ADD, Record Keeping
Import Regulations
Trained & Experienced in CPSC/ CPSIA
Transportation Management
Carrier Negotiations
Coordinated inventory and imports from 15 factories in 4 countries with 58 HTS classifications including ADD cases.

My background & personality have helped shape strong research, planning, organization & coordination skills. Many years...

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Skills (10)

Tested
US Customs Compliance
Computer Savvy
US Code of Federal Regulations
CPSIA
CPSC
Children's Safety Compliance
Organization
Business Communication

Service Description

I can assist importing clients in effectively communicating and coordinating with foreign manufacturers throughout the entire sales process from sourcing to shipment. Additionally, my training and experience with US and Canada Consumer and Children's Product Safety can help clients set up or maintain a compliant program (including CPSIA CoCs, record keeping, technical files, 3rd party testing, handling recalls, consumer compliants and more).

I offer my US Customs import regulation and compliance experience and knowledge to help clients navigate through the import process in the most effective and compliant way. (Commodity research, Determining applicable duty, Trade Programs, Working with manufacturers on providing compliant documents, classifying products using the US Tariff, securely shipping product, etc).

Additionally, I maintain current contacts and working knowledge in the shipping industry which can help clients obtain the best rate and service for their shipping needs.

Aside from my International Trade experience, I also offer a creative mind. I have successfully designed and created many corporate marketing pieces, doing all the research, data collection, writing and actual design work myself.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, private event and travel planning, creating invitations and other signage for events, baking and other design work.


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Employment

Baby Needs, Inc (Elegant Baby)
Import and Compliance Manager
2012 - Present
Import Manager and Compliance Manager for mid-sized Baby gift Importer. Classification and regulation double checks for imports from China and Korea Coordination and management of all FCL,...
Blue Sun Energy
Project Manager
2009 - 2011
Contract position for small start up renewable energy product and project company Provides commercial document review, shipping instructions, customs classification and transportation/delivery...
Thomas Hahn & Home
Import Traffic Manager
2005 - 2009
Private furniture importer. Started position as entry writer and assistant to the Logistics Manager. Formally assumed position of Logistics Manager in 2007. Classification and filing of customs...

Education

Guilford Technical Community College
A.A.S Global Logistics Technology
2009 - Present
Jon Fee, Alston & Byrd Charlotte, NC
Customs Broker Review
2008 - 2008
US Customs and Border Protection
Customshouse Brokerage License
2008 - 2008
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Import
CPSIA
Design
Research
Transportation
Logistics
marketing
US Customs
Tariff
International Business
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