Export

Topics for U.S. Exporters

Exporting is a complex process. So many regulations to learn, procedures to follow and documents requirements.  Incorrect product classification may cost your customer unnecessary tariffs and/or invalidate claims for FTA’s such as NAFTA. What is due diligence? Do you know who your customer is? Do you know how your customer intends to use your product? Who is responsible for insurance? List below is what can happen if you are found guilty of an export violation:

Civil, administrative or criminal financial penalty
Criminal conviction/Jail time
Placed on government watch list
Negative media/publicity

It can be overwhelming to stay compliant, but we are here to help!  Global Training Center has been assisting exporters and importers for over 28 years. We take complex topics and make them easy to understand. GTC instructors have real-world experience.  They have been in your shoes and can relate to your issues. Below we have listed our Export and Export related courses.  Click on the heading to read more information on a selected topic and see complete agenda. Please note, some of these courses are for both exporters and importers.  Click here to See Video


Export Documentation & Procedures Course. Exporting may be the best way to grow your business. But you won’t grow your business with incorrect documentation that may result in fees, fines or unexpected costs. Our Exporting Procedures class will help generate accurate export documents, help you navigate the maze of regulations and help you implement procedures to verify your shipment is compliant. Basically, this course will help you create a successful export program. This popular class is our most comprehensive course. Learn the particulars of export documents and why they are critical. Accurate documents will equate to successful international transactions with no unexpected costs for you or your customer. Be aware that some items require an export license!

International Logistics Course. Learn how to select and manage your freight forwarder, carrier, and customs broker. Take the fear out of international shipping. This class is the perfect overview of the transportation process—whether you’re shipping by ocean or air. Learn the steps you need to follow to move your products affordably, securely and within budget. Learn to control your international shipments by directly coordinating your documents with transportation rules and procedures. Review the air and ocean transportation & documentation process.

International Letters of Credit Course. Imagine not getting paid for your international sale! Unfortunately, it does happen. Learn to fully comply with Letters of Credit requirements to ensure that you receive payment for your shipments. Get involved in the set-up process, learn the basic terminology and significance of various documents, and learn how to prevent and handle discrepancies. Everyone involved in the international sale should learn about the Letters of Credit requirements. This will ensure that you receive payment for your shipments, get paid faster and lower bank fees.

Tariff Classification Course using HTSUS and Schedule B. This class is for importers and exporters. Tariff classification and valuation of goods must be done correctly for a successful international trade transaction. If you classify or value your products incorrectly, your shipment may not reach its destination, and/or you may be subjected to severe penalties. You will also learn how to determine whether goods are subject to quotas, restraints, embargoes or other restrictions. This course will give you the tools you need to properly classify your imported and exported goods.

Are you claiming NAFTA? Learn whether your product should be shipped under the NAFTA Rules. Learn the rules to qualify and classify your goods under the NAFTA Agreement and review in detail the NAFTA Certificate of Origin Document. This seminar prepares a company for shipping into Mexico and Canada under the NAFTA rules, correctly complete and maintain the proper documentation to take advantage of the reduced tariffs under NAFTA.


Canada is one of United States’ largest trading partner, so it is important to learn and understand the Canadian Customs and process of clearing goods at Canadian Customs. This course has been designed to provide a comprehensive guide for the requirements for shipping products to Canada and facilitate exporting to Canada. If you’re looking to start or continue your business with Canada, it should begin with a sound Trade Compliance plan. The Export to Canada class below can help you begin or improve your plan.


Exporting to Mexico course presents an overview of the processes involved in cross-broker exportation between the United States and Mexico. Course  addresses U.S. export, U.S./Mexico cross border, and Mexican import requirements. This course is designed to help organizations understand cultural differences, the legal requirements of doing business in Mexico and provide an opportunity to focus on establishing/updating operations and establish internal procedures which will enable companies to practice a level of reasonable care required by both United States and Mexican governments.


Does your staff understand the “terms of sale” of your international transactions? It is critical to comprehend the seller and buyer’s rights and obligations with respect to the shipping or transportation of goods. Take this class to understand who is responsible for insurance and when transfer of risk moves from the Seller to the Buyer. Learn the different meaning between domestic and international terms. One of our most popular courses!

So now that you have learned the Incoterms basics, you want to take this class to learn which term is the best fit for your company and how to maximize your profit! A level II class on the application of Incoterms® Rules in purchases and sales. Course will review the strategy and tactics of negotiating the minimization of landed cost and the maximization of profit from both perspectives purchasing and salesIMPORTANT: This course will focus on ‘most commonly used trade terms’, which would be terms for goods shipped in a container.

Need CTPAT training? Want to help protect your Supply Chain? Excellent class if you are considering CTPAT certification, preparing for re-validation or need to educate your group on your current CTPAT program. CTPAT is a voluntary public-private sector partnership program which recognizes that CBP can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the principle stakeholders of the international supply chain such as importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and manufacturers. Note that this class is not associated with or approved by CBP, DHS, or the U.S. Government.


The automotive industry faces challenges when manufacturing and shipping products globally. With different trade agreements, duties, and regulations, it can become a big effort to keep up with the trade compliance challenges. Begin with a solid foundation with properly classified products to ensure correct duties and preferential duty programs such as NAFTA.


We just added a review of what is coming with USMCA! North America is one of the largest producers of light and medium duty vehicles in the world. The automotive industry in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada are highly dependent on trade within the region. NAFTA allows manufacturers to remain competitive in a global market of competitors. This course takes a look at the different requirements, documentation and qualification procedures for your automotive products.


Export Compliance should not be an afterthought! This half-day Export Regulations Programs provides education on the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which are administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce. It covers basic export control concepts one needs to understand in order to execute essential global business operations in a compliant manner. Subjects include who needs to comply, general prohibitions, record keeping, navigating the Commerce Control List (CCL), how to classify items on the CCL, how to determine license requirements, applying license exceptions, and more. The course will include examples and interactive Q&A to ensure participants leave with a working knowledge of the regulations to immediately apply to their engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain processes.


Course provides a fundamental overview of the U.S. International Traffic In Arms (ITAR), the U.S. regulatory and statutory framework and provides an insight and understanding of the key principals and essentials of ITAR compliance. Attendees of our ITAR training will gain an understanding of how the ITAR impacts international business and how to avoid costly fines and penalties. Subjects covered in this training include; ITAR and USML (U.S. Munitions List), registration with the State Department, ITAR technical data controls, ITAR licenses, compliance and enforcement, transition of hardware and technical data from the USML to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and regulation of brokering activities.


Country of Origin Determination, how do you get it right? Country of Origin is a key part of Free Trade Agreements! This course will help you understand the Rules of Origin for determining the Country of Origin. Why is it important? Class will cover Kyoto Convention World Customs Organization. What is “Substantial Transformation” for U.S. Customs Regulations.

1 Hour OnDemand Export Courses

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