Import Awareness




Learn the basics of Importing in this 1 hour E-Learning Course!

This OnDemand international trade course includes pre-recorded short videos, designed to provide you the flexibility and convenience of taking Trade and Customs Compliance education on your schedule, anywhere, and from any device. It is designed with multiple short video segments and a review after each segment. These short courses are designed to teach basic awareness of each topic.

A recorded course on Importing basics.

This import training course is designed to help commercial importers become more aware of their regulatory obligations and develop strategies for improving trade compliance within their organizations. Course focuses on the import entry processes and the fundamental disciplines required for making an entry.

This U.S. import regulations course is made up of a total of 8 lessons. Each lesson contains a video and a review that will need to be completed to proceed to the next section. Lessons may not be taken out of order. When all lessons are completed, there is a final exam to test your knowledge.

Import Awareness Agenda

This updated introductory Import E-Learning course offers a comprehensive exploration of the fundamental concepts, processes, and regulations involved in international import operations. Designed as a gateway for those new to the field, the course unfolds the basics of the import process, elaborates on the roles of key agents and simplifies the complexity of customs regulations. The course guides participants through awareness of the primary principles of import valuation, country of origin determination, and filing procedures. It is an engaging course perfect for those seeking a foundational awareness and understanding of the import industry and international trade dynamics.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Importing and Customs Jurisdiction

  • Introduction to the concept of bringing goods into the United States from foreign countries.
  • Customs Jurisdiction: Exploring the authority CBP has over the importation of goods and securing international trade.
  • Importer Responsibilities: Overview of the obligations an importer faces, including compliance with CBP regulations upon the arrival of shipments.

Lesson 2: Recognizing Key Parties in the Import Process

  • Stakeholder Identification: Distinguishing the various stakeholders involved in importing, such as importers, exporters, and carriers.
  • Customs Officers and Brokers: Defining the roles and duties of CBP agents and licensed customs brokers in facilitating the import process.
  • Importer of Record: Understanding the integral responsibilities of the importer of record in ensuring legal and efficient import transactions.

Lesson 3: Compliance and Financial Obligations

  • Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties: Clarifying measures that protect domestic industries from foreign competition and price undercutting.
  • Customs User Fees: Breaking down the fees charged by CBP to process imports and the impact on import’s overall cost.
  • Importer’s Fiscal Duties: Discussing how the importer ensures compliance with all duties, taxes, and fees associated with importing goods.

Lesson 4: The Entry Process and Documentation

  • Port of Entry: Outlining the process of declaring items at the first port of arrival and navigating through different port entry types.
  • Types of Entry: Differentiating among consumption entry, warehouse entry, and transportation in bond for goods entering the U.S.
  • Essential Documents: Identifying critical documentation required by CBP for importing goods, such as invoices, packing lists, and entry summary forms.

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  • Under an hour
  • 90 day access
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 1 NCBFAA or CEU Credit
  • Digital Badge
  • Lessons
  • Quizzes
  • Final Exam
  • Introduction and Main Parties of Import Transaction
  • Harmonized System
  • Valuation
  • Freight Forwarders & Transportation

The course is tailor-made for busy professionals. We highly recommend the course for:

  • Upper Management/Directors to understand why Import compliance is important
  • New importers
  • Already importing but you need awareness training
  • On-boarding
  • Understand your responsibilities
  • New Position requires Import understanding
  • New Career

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