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Course Summary

This training bundle combines the CE Incoterms training with its U.S. Customs Compliance course. Together, they provide users with an understanding of the rules and rationale behind a number of U.S. customs-related issues – including classification, valuation, and country of origin – and their roles within the import process. The course includes sections on free trade and other preferential agreements, CTPAT, duties, fees and taxes, importer security filing, recordkeeping, rules surrounding temporary imports, and the critical transfer points of responsibility, risk, and costs associated with each Incoterm, – the terms of trade used in most international transactions. Real-world scenarios illustrate how customs compliance affects a variety of activities in an organization and what actions must be taken to make sure the U.S. import requirements are satisfied. Defense and dual-use configurations are available.

Learning Objective

  • Provide an overview of and reasons for U.S. customs laws and regulations.
  • Explain why it is important to understand the import requirements and how they affect a company’s business operations.
  • Present an in-depth review of some key topics to ensure U.S. customs compliance.
  • Provide real-world scenarios of common situations that illustrate how customs compliance affects a variety of activities in an organization and what actions must be taken to make sure the U.S. import requirements are satisfied.
  • A version specifically targeted to companies in the defense industry is also available.
  • Give learners an introduction to Incoterms, the commercial terms of trade used for most shipments.

Target Audience

U.S.-based employees whose job responsibilities involve or impact the import of items into the United States

Courses

Incoterms

Course Summary

Incoterms are the standard rules used worldwide by buyers and sellers for determining the point at which risk of loss or damage transfers, allocating transportation costs, and assigning responsibility for carrying out certain related tasks. This non-jurisdictional course will introduce learners to Incoterms, focusing exclusively on their use of Incoterms in international trade.

Users will receive a certificate of completion from George Mason University upon successful completion of this course.

Learning Objectives

Give learners an introduction to Incoterms, the commercial terms of trade used for most shipments.

Target Audience

Individuals involved in transactions requiring the international movement of goods regardless of their jurisdiction and whether they are a buyer or seller.

Course Duration: 23 minutes

Course Outline

Introduction

Overview

Training Objective

Key Definitions

Incoterms

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Critical Transfer Points
    • Overview
    • EXW
    • FCA
    • CPT
    • CIP
    • DAT
    • DAP
    • DDP
    • FAS
    • FOB
    • CFR
    • CIF

Title Transfer

Freight Payment and Incoterms

U.S. Customs Compliance

Course Summary

CE’s U.S. Customs Compliance course provides users with an understanding of the rules and rationale behind numerous import-related issues – including classification, valuation, and country of origin – and their roles within the import process. The course details sections on free trade and other preferential agreements, CTPAT, duties, fees and taxes, importer security filing, recordkeeping, and rules surrounding temporary imports. Real-world scenarios illustrate how customs compliance affects a variety of activities in an organization and what actions must be taken to make sure the U.S. import requirements are satisfied. Defense and dual-use configurations are available.

Users will receive a certificate of completion from George Mason University upon successful completion of this course.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide an overview of and reasons for U.S. customs laws and regulations.
  • Explain why it is important to understand the import requirements and how they affect a company’s business operations.
  • Present an in-depth review of some key topics to ensure U.S. customs compliance.
  • Provide real-world scenarios of common situations that illustrate how customs compliance affects a variety of activities in an organization and what actions must be taken to make sure the U.S. import requirements are satisfied.
  • A version specifically targeted to companies in the defense industry is also available.

Target Audience

U.S.-based employees whose job responsibilities involve or impact the import of items into the United States

Course Duration: 2 hours 32 minutes

Course Outline

Introduction

Course Objectives

Overview and Key Principles of U.S. Customs Compliance

  • Overview of U.S. Customs Compliance
  • Reasonable Care, Informed Compliance, and Shared Responsibility

U.S. Customs Compliance Training Module

  • Classification Under the HTSUS
  • Valuation
  • Country of Origin and Marking
  • Free Trade Agreements and Other Preferential Trade Programs
  • Military Duty Free (DCMA)
  • Duties, Fees, and Taxes
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Other Government Agency Requirements
  • Importer Security Filing
  • Recordkeeping
  • CTPAT
  • Temporary Import of Defense Articles
  • Return of Temporarily Exported Defense Articles

Scenarios for U.S. Customs Compliance

  • Overview
  • Overview DV
  • Marketing and Business Development
    • Overview
    • Importing After an Overseas Trade Show
    • Importing Personal Items
    • Importing for a Field Test in the U.S.
  • Bid and Proposal Development
    • Overview
    • Importing Customer-Furnished Material
    • Countertrade and Imports
    • Commissions on Imported Goods
  • Managing Contracts
    • Overview
    • Importing Customer-Furnished Material
    • Claiming Duty-Free Treatment Under NAFTA
    • Valuing Capital Equipment Purchases for Import
  • Engineering, Research, and Product Development
    • Overview
    • Requisition to Import Laboratory Equipment
    • Design and Engineering Work Outside the U.S.
    • Other U.S. Government Agency Requirements
  • Finance and Tax
    • Overview
    • Transfer Pricing and Customs Value
    • Transferring Capital Equipment
    • Transferring Tooling to a Foreign Supplier
    • Currency Conversion Risk-Sharing Agreements
  • Production, Inventory Control, and Quality Assurance
    • Overview
    • Transferring Equipment, Tooling, and Parts
    • Moving Product Inventory to a Foreign Supplier
    • Hand Carrying Commercial Goods into the U.S.
  • Procurement, Purchasing, and Supply Chain
    • Overview
    • Purchasing and Importing Merchandise
    • Communicating Instructions to Foreign Suppliers
    • Reimbursing a Foreign Vendor for Tooling
    • Providing Tooling at No Charge
    • Other U.S. Government Agency Requirements
    • Claiming Duty-Free Treatment Under NAFTA
    • Hand Carrying Commercial Goods into the U.S.
  • Shipping and Receiving
    • Overview
    • Receiving Imported Material
    • Quantity and Other Discrepancies for Imported Goods
    • Receiving Temporary Imports of Defense Articles
  • Payment Processing
    • Overview
    • Invoice from Foreign Firm for Design and Engineering Work
    • Staged Payments for Imported Capital Equipment
    • Invoices for Material or Labor Surcharges
    • Paying a Corrected Invoice from Foreign Supplier
  • After Sales Support and Maintenance
    • Overview
    • Importing Equipment for Repair
    • Importing Defense Articles for Disposal
    • Importing Personal Items
    • Hand Carrying Commercial Goods into the U.S.

Incident Reporting

Quiz

U.S. Customs Compliance Course Training Summary

  • Training Summary

Earn Certificates from the Schar School of Policy and Government

Earn certificates from
the Schar School of
Policy and Government

You will receive a Certificate of Completion from George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government upon completing any of our trade compliance practitioner certificate program courses.

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As a part of our partnership with the Schar School of Policy and Government, a portion of each member's subscription fees will go into the Content Enablers Moving Forward Scholarship fund to benefit deserving students in the Master’s in International Commerce and Policy program.

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