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Importing Procedures 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.

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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
    1. THE IMPORT REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      1. Customs & Border Protection
      2. Prohibitions, Restrictions Other Regulatory Agencies
      3. The Customs Modernization Act
      4. Reasonable Care
      5. Value, Classification, Country of Origin, Duty, Record Keeping
 
    1. VALUATION
      1. Determining Value
      2. Alternative Valuation Methods
      3. Related Party Transactions
      4. Currency Conversion
      5. International Freight Deductions
      6. Buying and Selling Commissions
      7. First Sale for Export Principle
      8. Customs Valuation Encyclopedia
      9. The 4-Way Valuation Audit
      10. Regulations
 
    1. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND MARKING
      1. Country of Origin Regulations, Determination, Marking, and Exportation
 
    1. OVERVIEW OF THE HARMONIZED TARIFF SCHEDULE OF THE U.S.
 
    1. DUTY DETERMINATION
      1. Free Trade Agreements and Duty Preference Programs
      2. Other Duties, Duty Exemptions, and Fees
 
    1. 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
      6. Foreign Trade Zones
      7. Liquidation
 
    1. RECORD KEEPING
      1. Auditing & Maintaining Records The (a)(1)(A) List, ITRAC, ACE
 
    1. OTHER IMPORT CONSIDERATIONS
      1. Priority Trade Issues, Quota, Samples, Wood Packaging, Forced Labor
 
  1. CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT AND SECURITY
    1. Penalty Process, Monetary Penalties, Seizure & Forfeiture
    2. Importer Audits
    3. Port Security, Importer Security Filing (ISF), CTPAT

Full-Day Class

Two 15min breaks and 1hr lunch

$ 595-645
Per Person
  • Seminars: 8:30AM-4PM Local Time
  • Webinars: 8:30AM-4PM CT
Location Date
Webinar Oct 13th
Minneapolis, MN Oct 18th
Webinar Nov 7th
Webinar Dec 1st

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.

NO SALES, NO GIMMICKS, JUST LEARNING!

* 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 

This is what our Customers had to say about this 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 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!”

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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