Importing 201 Seminar
Full-Day Session — 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Certificate Issued Upon Completion.
Your company may know how to import goods into the U.S., but the process is rarely smooth. You repeatedly experience the same old errors and delays at the border, and the specter of a Customs audit or other Customs enforcement is looming on the horizon.
Or maybe your company has a good handle on the import process, but for one reason or another, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has designated you for an audit. What should you do to prepare to withstand the scrutiny of CBP, regardless of the audit or enforcement form they use?
If you take this seminar, you will learn:
- Legal requirement for compliance.
- Types of CBP audits and enforcement.
- How to respond to CBP audit inquiries.
- How to prepare your company for regulatory enforcement.
- How to create an import policy and procedures manual.
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 a copy of the U.S. Import Audit Preparation—Strategies & Techniques for Withstanding a U.S. Import Compliance Audit workbook to help meet the day-to-day responsibilities and legal requirements of your job. Seminar registrations received less than 5 business days prior to the class date will need to pay for expediting class material (provide FedEx account number).
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.
IMPORTANT: COVID Guidelines and Information for Seminar Attendance
All our instructors have been vaccinated. For your safety and the safety of our instructors and other attendees, our seminars will follow state, local and venue (hotel) COVID guidelines. If guidelines are not available from the state and local governments, we will follow the most current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. Please keep in mind that guidelines are frequently updated.
A signed waiver form will be required before attending. The form will be emailed to each registered attendee.
WHEN CHECKING OUT PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE SEMINAR ATTENDEE IN THE "NOTE TO SELLER" BOX:
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Company Name & Address
I. THE LEGAL REQUIREMENT FOR COMPLIANCE
- Informed Compliance
- Shared Responsibility
- Reasonable Care
II. THE TYPES OF CBP AUDITS AND ENFORCEMENT
- Transactional enforcement from the ports and CEE's
- Regulatory Audit
2. Supply chain security reviews
3. Audit questionnaires
4. Focused Assessment
5. Other techniques (e.g. 2016-2017 threatening informed compliance letters)
- NEW!!!! AD/CVD evasion investigations
- Customs enforcement
III. RESPONDING TO CBP AUDIT INQUIRIES WITH A FOCUS ON THE FA
- Are you under investigation?
- Building your audit compliance team
- Responding to questionnaires
- Understanding the audit process and techniques
IV. LONG BEFORE THE AUDIT: PREPARING YOUR COMPANY FOR REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT. PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES & SOLUTIONS
- The five elements of internal control
2. Risk Assessment
3. Control Activities
4. Information and Communication
- Applying the elements of internal control to your business.
2. Policies and procedures
3. Record keeping techniques
4. Managing the tactical - Value, HTS, C/O, duty (a review of basic importing)
6. Controlling business partners - vendors, forwarders, brokers, carriers
7. Building an internal compliance team
8. Building an external compliance team - brokers, consultants attorneys, trade organizations
9. Measuring your success
V. TRUSTED TRADER / ISA
VI. POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUAL