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Importing Procedures

Learn Key Elements of Auditing Documentation Prepared by Your Customs Broker

Our Import Procedures and Documentation Course teaches key import compliance obligations. In this course, you’ll learn about the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. (HTSUS) product classification, valuation, country of origin designation and marking, duty payment and record keeping. It is a day packed with information as well as solutions to trade compliance problems.

There are examples of documentation and procedures that are relevant and useful provided in the annually updated text. Learn how to decipher those cryptic forms required by the U.S. Government that your customs broker supplies to you. The knowledge you gain in this one-day course will be invaluable.

Don’t expect your customs brokers to teach you everything you need to know about importing and compliance. This Import Procedures and Documentation course will provide you with practical guidelines for managing your customs broker so your customs broker can become your trade compliance partner. Learn key elements of auditing documentation prepared by your customs broker. Remember, your customs broker’s errors could result in penalties for YOU, the importer.

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If you’re looking for a deeper understanding of importing, import procedures and best practices, please consider our advanced Import Compliance Training – Importing 201.

Course: Importing 201

Advanced Import Compliance. Did you know that U.S. Customs requires that importers have written policy and procedures for record-keeping and customs compliance?

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What you will learn in Import Training
  • Regulators and regulations affecting you as an importer
  • Customs brokers roles and obligations: what should they be doing for you
  • Country of Origin & Product Marking
  • Overview of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. (HTSUS)
  • Valuation of your goods according to the import regulations
  • Duty Determination
  • Customs Entry Process
  • Record keeping Requirements
  • Timely Import Security Filing (ISF)
Import Documentation Course Will Benefit

Importers’ Trade Compliance, Purchasing, Logistics, Auditing, Finance and Legal managers or representatives, Customs Brokers.

This import training class is excellent for beginners and also serves as a refresher for experienced professionals.

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
    1. Customs & Border Protection & other regulatory agencies
    2. The modernization act and reasonable care
    1. Determining Value
    2. Assists and Other Additions to Value
    3. International Freight and Other Deductions from Value
    4. Alternative Valuation Methods
    5. Related Party Transactions
    6. Currency Conversion
    7. First Sale for Export Principle
    8. The 4-Way Valuation Audit
    1. Country of Origin Regulations, Determination & Marking
    1. Deciphering a Tariff Page
    1. Free Trade Agreements and Duty Preference Programs
    2. Other Duties, Duty Exemptions and Fees
  6. ENTRY
    1. Import and Entry Process Flow
    2. Preparing to Make Entry
    3. Consumption Entry — Detailed review of the entry form 3461 and the entry summary form 7501
    4. Post Entry Amendment
    5. Special Entry Types
    1. Auditing & Maintaining Records The (a)(1)(A) List
    1. Intellectual Property Rights
    2. Quota, Samples, Wood Packaging, Lacey Act
    3. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
    1. Penalty Process
    2. Monetary Penalties
    3. Seizure & Forfeiture
    4. Importer Audits
    1. ISF Importer Security Filing “10+2”
    2. Customs — Trade Partnership Against Terrorism “C-TPAT”
    3. Free & Secure Trade “FAST”
Customer Testimonials from Importing Procedures Course
“The most beneficial part of the webinar was the knowledge base of the instructor (after all, he did write the book). I feel better informed which will help me write better policy and make better decisions. – Supply Chain Manager”
“My position is new to me in the Customs Dept at my company. John’s experience was most beneficial to me. The organization of the agenda and class was excellent. This class is going to enhance my current training at my company. – Customs Compliance Specialist”
“I feel better informed which will help me write better policy and make better decisions.”
“Loved that Trudy had vast experience – especially her perspective starting out at entry level in this field and working her way up to subject matter expert. She had a very good perspective, talking to us, not at us. – Auditor”
“Greatly improve my job performance. I now know about the US laws, regulations, and system. Trudy is a really great teacher. She is engaging and an expert in the topic.”
“Class will help me to be vigilant about my entry documents and oversee my Broker more on their actions. Also I will keep better records with the required documents.”
“I feel so much better informed on importing as a whole. I am under strong instruction at my workplace, but I feel that I am more prepared now to contribute to the work we do on a daily basis. Great class! Thank you!”

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Upcoming Dates
Location Date
Webinar Nov 8th
Webinar Dec 1st
Full-Day Class
Seminars: 8:30am-4pm Local Time
Webinars: 8:30am-4pm CT
Two 15min breaks (am/pm), 1hr lunch
Course Features
Small Class Size
6.5 Hrs Teaching
Printed Book Included
Certificate of Completion
Digital Badge
Earn Education Credits

Book included with registration!

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