This course offers updated information in your area of expertise, to maintain and enhance your Certified Classification Specialist (CCLS) knowledge. This unique series of webinars is dedicated to your certification, providing attendees opportunities to understand new or challenging regulations, dive deeper into problem-solving examples and network for best practices with your peers.
This course offers updated information in your area of expertise to maintain and enhance your continuing education units (CEUs). This unique series of webinars is dedicated to your certification, providing attendees opportunities to understand new or challenging regulations, dive deeper into problem-solving examples and network for best practices with your peers.
Are you missing out on sales to current and developing markets? Qualifying your goods as Made in America, Buy America, or Buy American results in more opportunities to grab market share and obtain new markets for the procurement of your goods by federal, state and local governments!
This unique program will provide a detailed methodology to qualify your goods for Made in America, Buy American, Buy America and the Berry Amendment, as well as other domestic preferential requirements of multiple federal and state agencies. The discussion will include plans by the Trump Administration to increase emphasis on American made items, including recent announcements that procurements will be directed to certain pharmaceutical and other medical products that are manufactured in the USA.
The Certified Classification Specialist (CCLS) program is the only program worldwide that teaches participants the General Rules of Interpretation (GRIs). The CCLS designation proves a strong knowledge and skill of the underlying methodology for classification for entry to any country whose tariff is based on the World Customs Organization’s Harmonized System.
Participants will bring back a collection of informational materials including detailed product worksheets for every chapter of the HTS, a classification manual and other resources for working with less familiar objects. These materials have been designed exclusively for this course and are not available anywhere else.
The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (USHTS) Chapter 98 can be profitable to importers who use it and maintain the required documentation to support their claims. Unlike many importers are led to believe, Chapter 98 classification goes beyond just specialized items such as samples, tools of trade or imported racehorses. It has a much broader scope, covering tariff relief, items repaired overseas and the expansion of the product scope for American Goods Returned.
Join the Global Trade Academy for a deep dive into Chapter 98 and Multilateral Foreign Trade Agreements (FTAs) to understand how to claim duty-free status for imports and avoid audits with the proper documentation.
This Global Trade Academy course will provide two days of intensive interactive instruction and hands-on preparation involving the classification of plastics, rubber and intermediate and advanced products made from these two materials. Attendees who are employed in either industry or by companies that utilize or sell plastic and rubber products, as well as relative newcomers to these two industries and their products, will benefit by being part of a review that explains key plastic and rubber terms, discusses current areas of concern involving their classification and covers the treatment of such products by U.S. trading partners.
This course is targeted at individuals and teams employed by logistics companies or global manufacturers who need to understand how to classify goods for import and export into and between multiple countries around the world.
This three-day Advanced Classification course addresses the issues facing machinery and parts importers and exporters. Focusing on the General Rules of Interpretation (GRI) and using a unique methodology for defending your answers globally, participants will learn how to present and defend their HTS classification process with suppliers, related parties and customs officials.
This workshop features intensive study and practical exercises that will take your knowledge of the GRI to the next level. An in-depth approach will be taken to ensure that participants are adequately trained to defend their questions.
This two-day course offers an in-depth approach to classification of apparel and textiles, to ensure participants are trained to present and defend their HTS classification process with Customs officials, suppliers and related parties.
This seminar provides a dive deep into the proper classification of parts, accessories and parts of general use as defined within the Harmonized Schedule (HS). The emphasis is on fully understanding the section and chapter notes that define parts of general use and identifying sections and/or chapters where they are excluded in order to avoid misclassification. Detailed flowcharts provide a clear process to follow to ensure accuracy in the classification of all three groups.
No courses currently offered – Stay tuned!
Classification of Raw Materials and their Completed Articles
This one-day course will include a hands-on approach for many relevant classification scenarios for imported raw and base materials such as ores, fuels, minerals and salts. Learn how these products are classified, outliers that aren’t listed in the USHTS and how the “use” of mixed provisions come into play.
To keep costs down, it’s important for importers of vehicles or automotive parts and accessories to stay up to date on rules and regulations. In this course, you’ll learn about the ongoing changes to customs classification rulings, U.S. free-trade agreements, Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Chapter 98 requirements and the new automotive provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
This advanced 2-day program teaches you how to conduct an internal audit, whether for import or export transactions. Our seasoned presenters will outline a plan of action for your team to undertake when auditing the high-risk areas of valuation, classification, country of origin and free trade agreement qualification, along with how to audit a written procedure against daily operations.
This comprehensive 2-day workshop will prepare U.S. importers, their suppliers and exporters for a validation or re-validation and guides new firms to the program on how to build a lasting cargo security program. In addition, this workshop will help you understand the process involved in becoming a member, the benefits and responsibilities to be CTPAT certified.
Prepare for the Customs House Broker (CHB) exam through this self-paced online course. Our unique program uses a combination of webinars and online tests focused on areas of customs regulation that are most likely to appear on the exam.
Like the CHB electronic exam, our online tests will prepare you for the real exam with webinars and access to a customs broker coach to guide you through the process.
Participants will receive the Quick Reference Guidebook that can be used during the exam to look up dates, regulations, penalties and more.
Our Customs Broker Exam Prep course fully prepares you for the Customs Broker Exam through hybrid online learning.
You receive two full days of interactive learning through live online classes led by a licensed customs broker, followed by eight weeks of self-paced quizzes and exercises through our online system.
This hybrid online course is specifically designed to prepare a candidate for the Customs Broker License Exam or further educate those interested in international trade and customs regulations. Join your peers and learn in an atmosphere that allows for questions, guidance and continuous examples of actual exam questions.
The basis of the course will be the areas of the regulations that are most likely to appear on the test.
Participants receive the Quick Reference Guidebook that can be used during the exam to look up dates, regulations, penalties and more.
August 4 – September 27, 2021 – Live Online | Register
Millions of dollars of refunds are available from the government to firms who import and export goods, but the majority go unclaimed. Our three-day Duty Drawback Specialist workshop will provide your team with a detailed understanding of the types of drawback available, how to file for expedited capabilities and which documents are needed to support a successful refund. Each type of drawback will be reviewed in detail, with examples and exercises on filing claims and getting approved for accelerated payments.
Your firm needs to know when a restriction applies to exports, whether under ITAR or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). To do that, the first step is to determine the correct ECCN classification. It can be challenging for an exporter, as it often requires technical knowledge about the item and understands the export regulations.
Day One: Export Compliance & Controls
This course covers the life cycle of an export transaction and outlines all the key information an exporter needs to be in compliance with Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Strong emphasis will be placed on building an export management program.
Day Two: Classification and ECCNNumbers
Exporting products globally requires your firm to know when a restriction applies, whether under ITAR or the EAR. Determining the correct ECCN classification is one of the first steps, and can be challenging for an exporter, as it often requires technical knowledge about the item as well as an understanding of the export control regulations.
Day Three: International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
This one-day training course provides a fundamental overview of the ITAR. We will help you understand the U.S. laws and the Federal agencies that regulate the export of hardware and technology and help provide context for how these regulations impact your business on a practical, everyday level.
Our Export Controls Specialist (EXCS) certification provides the highest professional standards when it comes to the knowledge associated with the regulatory environment of U.S. export controls, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations.
The Export Controls Specialist certification program will deal, in detail, with all aspects of the U.S. export control process. With heavy reliance on case studies and practical in-class examples, participants will gain new skills, or hone existing skills, enabling them to present themselves as a certified professional for an in-demand trade specialty.
Companies who import products into the United States can greatly benefit from Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs). This dynamic, interactive course will review the key benefits of a FTZ, what can and cannot be done in a zone, restrictions on zone merchandise and record keeping obligations.
Whether you are looking for a refresher course or are new to the industry and want to get up to speed fast, our hands-on boot camp will provide you with a solid understanding of U.S. customs regulations, requirements and best practices needed to tackle a multitude of trade compliance issues with authority.
Day One: Import Compliance (understanding Customs regulations and requirements)
USMCA replaced the NAFTA trade agreement on July 1, 2020. Join this program to learn more about how to qualify the product and confirm supporting documents are on file for a Customs origin verification.
May be combined with the Tariff Classification course for a bundled price of $1290
This three-day course provides an overview of all the major steps of a supply chain from demand planning through customer service and order fulfillment. Highlights will include examples of how different industries manage these steps, how technology can improve efficiency and collaboration and recommended best practices for overall supply chain management.
Learn the rules of HS classification! We’ll review the General Rules of Interpretation (GRIs) and classify product in the program. Classification is the basis of all imported / exported product as well as qualifying products under a free trade agreement (FTA).
This program provides insights into regulations and contractual law obligations for air, ocean, rail and truck transport. Learn about the various agencies involved with each mode of transport, their requirements and legal obligations and how to avoid or minimize claims.