Importing Procedures

Course Description

Import Procedures and Documentation Course that will teach key procedures and regulatory obligations. Too often importers expect their brokers to do all of the work when it comes to the importing process. Unfortunately, the broker is NOT a tax advisor. Any errors they make could result in penalties for YOU, the importer. In the Import Procedures and Documentation course, you’ll learn the key compliance elements of importing, classification, valuation, country of origin duty payment and record keeping. Learn also how to decipher those cryptic forms your broker supplies to you.  See Schedule ->

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If you already have a good understanding of Importing Procedures, consider our advanced Import Compliance Training – Importing 201 class.

What you will learn

  • Learn to verify what your customs broker should be doing for you!
  • Six different ways to value your goods (valuation tied to duties)
  • Country of Origin & markings
  • Overview of Harmonized Tariff Scheduled of the U.S.
  • Duty Determination
  • Customs Entry Process
  • Record keeping requirements
  • Timely ISF Reporting (Import Security Filing)

Import Documentation Course Will Benefit

Importers, Purchasing, Logistics, Traffic, Customer Service, Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders. Anyone involved or with the responsibility for International Documentation, Compliance Rules and Regulations.

This import documentation class is excellent for beginners and also serves as a refresher for experienced professionals. Instructor will level set the course based on attendees.

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 & other regulatory agencies
    • The modernization act and reasonable care
    • Determining Value
    • Assists and Other Additions to Value
    • International Freight and Other Deductions from Value
    • Alternative Valuation Methods
    • Related Party Transactions
    • Currency Conversion
    • First Sale for Export Principle
    • The 4-Way Valuation Audit
    • Country of Origin Regulations, Determination & Marking
    • Deciphering a Tariff Page
    • 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
    • Auditing & Maintaining Records The (a)(1)(A) List
    • Intellectual Property Rights
    • Quota, Samples, Wood Packaging, Lacey Act
    • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
    • Penalty Process
    • Monetary Penalties
    • Seizure & Forfeiture
    • Importer Audits
    • ISF Importer Security Filing “10+2”
    • Customs — Trade Partnership Against Terrorism “C-TPAT”
    • 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!”

Per Person

Small Class Size
6.5 Hrs Teaching
Printed Book Included
Certificate of Completion
6.5 CCS/CEU Credits

Full-Day Class

Seminar Time: 8:30am – 4pm Local Time
Webinar Time: 8:30am – 4pm CT
Two 15min breaks (am/pm), 1hr lunch


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WebinarApril 6, 2020
Milwaukee, WIMay 21, 2020
Philadelphia, PAJuly 30, 2020
Chicago, ILJuly 30, 2020
Atlanta, GAAugust 17, 2020
WebinarAugust 26, 2020
Charlotte, NCSeptember 23, 2020
Minneapolis, MNSeptember 23, 2020
Cleveland, OHOctober 12, 2020
Milwaukee, WIOctober 22, 2020
Anaheim, CAOctober 22, 2020
Chicago, ILNovember 19, 2020
WebinarDecember 2, 2020
Atlanta, GADecember 7, 2020

U.S. Import Regulations Procedures & Guidelines
John D Goodrich

Book included with registration!
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Certificate Issued Upon Completion

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