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Course Description

As an experienced importer your company has a grasp on the basic procedures to manage the importation of your goods into the U.S. It seems, however, that is all you do, manage the process. Despite your best efforts, the process doesn’t appear to get any better. You 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. Perhaps your company is already an advanced importer yet U.S. CBP has designated you for an audit. How do you prepare for that audit? Better yet, what could you do to strengthen and prepare your company to withstand the scrutiny of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, regardless of the audit or enforcement form they use?

Course Features

  • Teaching Time 6.5 hours
  • Class Size Small
  • Material 1 book
  • Certificate 1
  • NCBFAA or CEU 6.5 credits
This is an advanced import class, we recommend taking our Import Documentation & Procedures course prior to taking the Importing 201 course.

What you will learn

  • Legal requirement for compliance
  • Types of CBP audits and enforcement
  • Responding to CBP Audit inquiries
  • Preparing your company for regulatory enforcement
  • Policy and procedure manual
  • See Complete Course Agenda ...

Course will benefit

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

Course Agenda

Please note: This course is taught by an international trade professional that has real world experience. Instructor has been in your shoes and understands your issues/concerns.

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Please note: This agenda is tentative and will be finalized January 2018.
  1. The legal requirement for compliance.
    1. Informed compliance
    2. Shared responsibility.
    3. Reasonable care
  2. The types of CBP audits and enforcement:
    1. Transactional enforcement from the ports and CEEs
    2. Regulatory Audit
      1. Referral audits
      2. Supply chain security reviews
      3. Audit questionnaires
      4. Focused Assessment.
      5. Other techniques (e.g. 2016-2017 threatening informed compliance letters.)
    3. NEW!!! AD/CVD evasion investigations.
    4. Customs Enforcement.
  3. Responding to CBP Audit Inquiries with a focus on the FA
    1. Are you under investigation?
    2. Building your audit compliance team.
    3. Responding to questionnaires
    4. Understanding the audit process and techniques.
  4. Long before the audit: Preparing your company for regulatory enforcement. Practical techniques and solutions
    1. The five elements of internal control
      1. Control environment
      2. Risk Assessment
      3. Control Activities
      4. Information and communication
      5. Monitoring
    2. Applying the elements of internal control to your business
      1. Internal organization
      2. Policies and procedures –
      3. Record keeping techniques
      4. Managing the tactical - Value, HTS, C/O, duty. (A review of basic importing.
      5. Training
      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.
  5. Trusted Trader / ISA
  6. Policy and procedure manual
Some items on this agenda will only be mentioned or lightly reviewed due to time constraints. If you are in need of a longer discussion on a particular topic, please mention this to the instructor at the beginning of the class.

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Full-Day Webinar

Price: $595 per person
Save $50 Early Registration
Time: 8:30am - 4pm Central Time
Two 15min breaks (am/pm), 1hr lunch

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Our webinars are live and interactive
We encourage class participation throughout the class, not just at the end
We try to make the class as much like an in-person seminar as possible
Each attendee will receive a copy of
U.S. Import Audit Preparation
Author:
John D. Goodrich

US Import Audit Preparation Book Cover
Book included with registration!
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Webinar Requirements

Computer/Laptop
Internet Connection
Webcam
We can provide free of charge
Video feed is NOT shared
Phone
No Computer Headsets
*Register at least 1 month in advance for discount Certificate Issued Upon Completion Earn 6.5 CES NCBFAA Credits Earn 6.5 NASBITE CEUs

Class Schedule

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City
Date
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WebinarAug 28
WebinarDec 6
= Early Registration Price will expire soon!
IN-PERSON DATES