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Importing Procedures Course Agenda

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Seminar
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Central Time) – Webinar
Reference book U.S. Import Regulations, Procedures & Guidelines

 


I. THE IMPORT REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

  • Customs & Border Protection
  • Prohibitions, Restrictions Other Regulatory Agencies
  • The Customs Modernization Act
  • Reasonable Care
  • Value, Classification, Country of Origin, Duty, Record Keeping

 

II. VALUATION

  • Determining Value
  • Alternative Valuation Methods
  • Related Party Transactions
  • Currency Conversion
  • International Freight Deductions
  • Buying and Selling Commissions
  • First Sale for Export Principle
  • Customs Valuation Encyclopedia
  • The 4-Way Valuation Audit
  • Regulations

 

III. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND MARKING

  • Country of Origin Regulations, Determination, Marking, and Exportation

 

IV. OVERVIEW OF THE HARMONIZED TARIFF SCHEDULE OF THE U.S.

 

V. DUTY DETERMINATION

  • Free Trade Agreements and Duty Preference Programs
  • Other Duties, Duty Exemptions, and Fees

 

VI. ENTRY

  • Import and Entry Process Flow
  • Preparing to Make Entry
  • Consumption Entry — Detailed review of the entry form 3461 and the entry summary form 7501
  • Post Entry Amendment
  • Special Entry Types
  • Foreign Trade Zones
  • Liquidation

 

VII. RECORD KEEPING

  • Auditing & Maintaining Records The (a)(1)(A) List, ITRAC, ACE

 

VIII. OTHER IMPORT CONSIDERATIONS

  • Priority Trade Issues, Quota, Samples, Wood Packaging, Forced Labor

 

IX. CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT AND SECURITY

    • Penalty Process, Monetary Penalties, Seizure & Forfeiture
    • Importer Audits
    • Port Security, Importer Security Filing (ISF), CTPAT