Importing Procedures Seminar
IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19, all in-person seminars have been suspended until further notice. Please see our Webinars page for information on our online courses.
Full-Day Session — 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Certificate Issued Upon Completion.
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 adviser. Any errors they make could result in penalties for you, the importer. 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. Learn how to help your broker so your broker can help you!
Your instructor will guide you through the process of properly classifying your goods under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, discuss the six different ways to determine the value of your goods, and outline the documents you must complete and the other entry procedures you must follow to clear your goods through customs. You'll also be given an overview of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), a program designed to speed your import process.
If you take this seminar, you will learn:
- Valuable import entry procedures that can save penalty fines.
- How to avoid being a high-risk importer and subjecting your company to costly cargo delays.
- In-depth import documentation details that can be used immediately.
- How to obtain comprehensive Import information that is used by your broker.
Come to this one-day seminar armed with your questions. Small class sizes and a knowledgeable teacher allow for a great interaction between attendees and the instructor. All attendees receive the U.S. Import Regulations, Procedures & Guidelines reference book to serve as a day-to-day guide.
Can't travel. This seminar is also available in an online webinar format. Click here for more information.
Seminar refund policy. IBT will issue a complete refund if you cancel 30 or more days before the seminar date. No refunds are given for cancellations received within 30 days of the seminar. Cancellations received less than 30 days before the seminar are subject to a $125 transfer fee. Once the fee is paid, you may transfer to another class date within one full year. In fairness to all attendees, confirmed attendees who do not attend their scheduled seminar are liable for the entire fee. You may send a substitute if you are not able to attend at the last minute at no charge.
If you do not receive a seminar confirmation at least two weeks before the seminar, please contact our office. We recommend you do not make travel arrangements until you receive a seminar confirmation. We reserve the right to cancel any seminars that do not have enough participants. If a cancellation occurs, registered attendees will receive a full refund or the option to transfer to another date.
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- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Company Name & Address
I. THE IMPORT REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
III. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND MARKING
IV. OVERVIEW OF THE HARMONIZED TARIFF SCHEDULE OF THE US
V. DUTY DETERMINATION
VII. RECORD KEEPING
VIII. OTHER IMPORT CONSIDERATIONS
IX. CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
X. CUSTOMS SECURITY