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U.S. Importing Roles, Customs Regulations, Importing Inspections, and Customs Audits

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Type: In-class seminar series
Name: U.S. Trade Compliance
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Place: Pacific Customs Brokers, 17637 1st Avenue, Surrey, BC
Presenter: Grace Robinson and April Collier
Note: Attendees may register for any one or both sessions in the series

Part 1

  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PT
  • Fee: $97 CAD plus GST (per attendee)

Part 2

  • Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm PT
  • Fee: $97 CAD plus GST (per attendee)

Combined fee: $157 CAD plus GST (per attendee)

Understanding the importer of record’s responsibilities can be the difference between keeping and losing your importing privileges. Attend part 1 to learn about U.S. Customs’ expectations, how to accurately complete required documentation and build a solid foundation for other trade topics like free trade agreements, H.S. classification and valuation. In-depth compliance verifications by customs agencies in recent years require that importers and exporters establish adequate internal controls and well-documented compliance procedures. Businesses that do not plan for a potential customs audit do so at their own peril. Stay for part 2 to understand prior disclosure, reasonable care and the various types of audits your company will be subject to if found non-compliant. Additionally, by attending this seminar series you will walk away with the latest update on hot topics such as ACE and Single Window.

Topics Include

Part 1

  • Responsibility of the importer
  • Role of the customs broker
  • CBP and partner government agencies
  • Country of origin
  • Tariff classification
  • Free trade agreement eligibility
  • Entry types
  • Required documents and forms

Part 2

  • Priority trade issues
  • Customs audit triggers
  • Reasonable care
  • Record keeping
  • Risks of non-compliance
  • Liquidated damages and penalties
  • Prior disclosure
  • C-TPAT enrollment and benefits

Attendee Comments

 "I found the information very helpful. I'm completely new to this and this is a great foundation."   - V. Pearson, Controller, Natures Formulae Health Products

 "Learned a lot and took time to answer questions. Very helpful."   - B. Gillan, Logistics Coordinator, Hillsound Equipment

 "I understand what questions to ask my broker and what exactly their role is."   - D. Warkentin, Warehouse Inventory Coordinator, JD Sweid Foods

Who Should Attend

Owners, Managers, Supervisors, Coordinators and Logistics staff of companies:

  • Currently importing into the U.S.
  • Under review by U.S. Customs
  • With newly hired staff
  • Anyone involved in the U.S. import process

Additional Resources

Have questions or comments about this course? Call 888.538.1566 or email us today.

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