Matt Savage

Matt Savage,
Trade Analyst

*non-attorney consultant

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Matt Savage is a Trade Analyst with over twenty years of experience in international trade compliance.  He has done extensive work in both U.S. trade regulations for various freight forwarders, customs brokers, importers, and exporters.  As a seasoned trade professional, he brings a depth of knowledge from industry that translates to practical client orientated solutions.

Using his unique experience, Matt provides strategic solutions for trade compliance concerns.  This often involves helping clients identify compliance gaps in areas like international supply chain, procurement support and global logistics.  He also works with a wide array of industries, including oil and gas, aerospace, telecommunications, and software.

Career Highlights

Savage provides strategic solutions on matters related to import and export regulations, international supply chain, procurement support and global logistics, including compliance in disclosures, import audits, procurement compliance, valuation, assists, free trade agreements, import and export documentation requirements, and classification determinations. He works with clients in diverse industries such as oil and gas, cosmetics, aerospace, international automobile sales and manufacturing.

Matt regularly consults clients on matters related to regulatory compliance in disclosures, audits, valuation, assists, USMCA origin analysis, documentation and recordkeeping requirements, and classification determinations (HTS, ECCN and ITAR).  He also leverages his prior experience as a certified internal ISO auditor and a Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt to assist clients develop procedure and process efficiencies in their trade compliance programs.  Matt has devoted his career to the intricacies of U.S. trade compliance programs.

Areas of Focus

  • HTSUS Classification

  • ECCN, CCATS and Export Licenses

  • Software and Encryption Classifications

  • Section 232/301 Tariff Analysis

  • Tariff Engineering

  • Customs Ruling Requests

  • ACE Portal Reporting and Training

  • USMCA and other FTAs

  • Import Entry Processing & Audits

  • Customs Broker Auditing and Metrics

  • Import/Export Compliance Training

  • Valuation and Assists

  • AES Filings & Export Audit

  • Voluntary Disclosures

  • ITAR & CJs

Certifications

  • Lean/Six Sigma Certified Green Belt, 2010

  • ISO 9001: 2000 Certified Internal Quality Systems Auditor, 2001