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Importing procedures Course

Full Day Course

In this course, you’ll learn what is reasonable care, 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.

Learn Key Elements Of Auditing Your Customs Broker

As the importer of record, you are responsible for using reasonable care to enter, classify and determine the value of imported merchandise and more. Our Import Procedures and Documentation Course teaches key import compliance obligations.

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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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



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



  • 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



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





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



  • 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



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



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



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

Full Day

Two 15 min breaks & 1 hour lunch

$ 595-645
Per Person
  • Webinars: 8:30AM-4:00PM CT
  • Seminars: 8:30AM-4:00PM Local Time
Location Date
Webinar Apr 11th
Atlanta, GA Apr 13th
Anaheim, CA Apr 17th
Webinar May 9th
Boston, MA Jun 13th
Webinar Jun 13th
Webinar Jul 18th
Webinar Aug 8th
Webinar Sep 11th

Course Features

Small Class Size

This means there is more time for you to grow and get the knowledge and answers you need to succeed. We highly encourage participation and questions throughout the class.

International Trade Book

With this course you will receive a free reference book shipped directly to you. This will benefit you far past the course.

Certificate & Credits

With this interactive course you will receive a certificate of completion and a digital badge. You can also earn your education credits.

Webcam for Webinars

All attendees are required to have a working webcam for our webinars. This allows us to create an interactive space for your learning advantage.

You ask, we answer

If you have any other questions, we are here to help. Contact us! 

  • 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)

Importers’ Trade Compliance Directors, Specialists, Global Compliance, Purchasing, Logistics, Auditing, Freight, 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.


* Small Class Size – Time for discussions / Q&A

* Live INTERACTIVE We encourage class participation! You may ask questions throughout the session.

* Book included in price – Great reference to keep at your desk!

* Earn continued education credits (approved for NCBFAA & NASBITE)

* Best in-class Instructors, with real-world experience, which means they can relate to your issues

You can read about our cancellation policy and transferring here 

Read everything you need to know about  education credits here 

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

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Become One of Our Hundreds of Happy Customers!

We love receiving feedback from our clients! This way we can stay on top of our service and provide you with the knowledge you need to succeed in the industry.

“This will allow us to collect international payments much faster. This is very important for us as it is such a large percent of our total business”

    My role basically receives LC’s and pass along to our Accounting Department for approval. Only later do I get involved with documentation to avoid discrepancies. Now that I’ve had this training I no longer fear the LC and will have a better understanding of how to prepare the correct documentation. The instructor did a wonderful job of getting all of the participants involved. – International Sales Support Representative”

      This class will be a huge help in modifying the LOC instructions and check lists to send out organization wide.”

        Our Customers That Care About Compliance