Part of the Trade Compliance Practitioner Certification Series

Course Summary

This practitioner-level course introduces learners to the regulatory requirements for effecting the actual shipment or transfer of U.S. export-controlled items – from a UK perspective. These activities are commonly called “customs clearance.” This course provides an overview of these areas in relation to the relevant U.S. compliance regimes – including the Export Administration Regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Federal Trade Regulations, and Customs and Border Protection regulations – and presents information, analysis, and commentary that address issues of particular relevance to compliance practitioners operating within the UK.

These activities include preparation of customs clearance documentation, decrementation of authorisations, and recordkeeping. Specifically, this course identifies the different requirements for hardware and technical information under the ITAR and the EAR, as well as the submission methods to CBP. The course also discusses the different requirements for permanent transactions and temporary transactions. Transactions involving hand-carry scenarios, self-decrementation, domestic transactions with foreign persons, and shipments using government transport are also addressed. Most importantly, this course discusses best practices for conducting customs activities.

Learning Objectives

The broadest objective of this course is to enable learners to recognize trade-related situations and know how to react in each situation to remain compliant with the trade regulations. This objective is satisfied when learners can:

Trade-Specific Objectives

  • Understand that trade compliance is a company-wide endeavor.
  • Identify daily activities that give rise to trade compliance considerations.
  • Recall the different regulatory requirements that exist for the identified activities.
  • Distinguish and/or differentiate between the scope, focus, or intent of U.S. regulations.
  • Recognize when to ask for assistance and/or seek guidance.
  • Know that trade controls consider end use and end user, as well as country of use.

Role-Specific Objectives

  • Understand that daily activities directly impact or contribute to trade compliance.
  • Recognize that specific training may be required for successful compliance with the different areas of trade compliance.
  • Realize that trade compliance happens at all levels of the company and within all business functions.

Course Outline


Jurisdiction and Classification

  • Methods of Classification Determination
  • Order of Review
    • USML
    • CCL
    • Specially Designed
    • Other Considerations
  • Documentation and Reassessment

Regulated Activities

  • Key Definitions
  • End-User and End-Use Considerations
  • Types of Items and Activities
  • Internal Activities
  • Post-Export Activities


  • ITAR Authorizations
    • Licenses
      • Overview
      • DSP-5
      • DSP-61
      • DSP-73
      • DSP-85
      • USML Paragraph (x)
    • Part 124 Agreements
    • ITAR Exemptions
    • Part 126 Exemptions
  • EAR Authorizations
    • EAR Licenses
    • EAR License Exceptions
  • Submission Portals
  • Tips for Submission

Authorization Management

  • Review of Approved Authorizations
  • Provisos and Limitations Compliance
  • Tracking of Activities Under Authorizations
  • Amendments
  • Recordkeeping and Reporting
  • Best Practices for Authorization Management

Customs Clearance

  • Shipping Documentation
  • Electronic Export Information
  • Tracking and Decrementation
  • Nontraditional Scenarios
  • Recordkeeping

Trade Compliance Programs

  • Elements of an Effective Trade Compliance Program
  • Topics That Should Be Addressed in a Trade Compliance Program
  • Identifying and Disclosing Potential Violations
  • Managing Disclosures
  • Compliance and Enforcement Actions
  • Industry/Peer Best Practices for Trade Compliance Programs

Training Conclusion

Target Audience

  • Employees who are responsible for preparing and reviewing export control documents with regard to U.S-origin items for customs purposes
  • Employees who are responsible for clearing inbound U.S.-origin items for either a permanent or temporary transaction
  • Employees who interface with freight forwarders and logistics providers – both domestically and abroad

Course Duration: Approximately 1 hours, 45 minutes

Certificate of Completion: King's College London

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