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.