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Course Summary

This series builds on the CE Customs Clearance course which introduces users to the U.S. regulations affecting the shipment or transfer of regulated hardware and technical information through the customs clearance process including the preparation of U.S. customs clearance documentation, decrementation, and recordkeeping under the EAR, ITAR, and FTR, as well as CBP regulations. It then continues with additional instruction on documents, Incoterms and the process, scope, and timing for filing EEI in the AES.

Learning Objective

  • Give learners an introduction to Incoterms, the commercial terms of trade used for most shipments.
  • Provide a basic understanding of the documentation that may be required in various situations to export or transfer goods from the U.S. and their uses, clearance procedures, and recordkeeping requirements.
  • Provide a basic understanding of the circumstances under which an export shipment must be reported to the U.S. government, what information and data must be reported for that export, and what the related requirements are intended to support.
  • Provide an understanding of U.S. customs clearance requirements for the permanent and temporary exports of hardware and technical information
  • Provide an understanding of decrementation and recordkeeping requirements associated with U.S export authorizations

Target Audience

U.S. export professionals engaged in the movement of goods responsible for export clearance activities including the preparation of documentation, recordkeeping, and CBP filings.

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. Export Documents

Course Summary

The documents associated with an export transaction reflect the fulfillment of the agreement between the buyer and seller and their understanding of U.S. regulatory requirements, which are an integral part of the export transaction. The CE U.S. Export Documents module will introduce learners to the different export documents prepared for a U.S. export shipment, basic U.S. export clearance, and related recordkeeping activities.

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

Learning Objectives

Provide a basic understanding of the documentation that may be required in various situations to export or transfer goods from the U.S. and their uses, clearance procedures, and recordkeeping requirements.

Target Audience

Employees directly involved in the preparation of documentation required to affect an export from the U.S.

Course Duration: 31 minutes

Course Outline

Introduction

Training Objective

U.S. Export Documents

Key Definitions and Acronyms

  • Introduction
  • Parties to the Transaction
    • Buyer
    • Seller
    • Authorized Agent
    • Consignee
    • Carrier

Documents, Data, and Recordkeeping

  • Incoterms
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)
  • Schedule B
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • Electronic Export Information (EEI)

Documentation

  • Introduction
  • Key Export Documents
    • Commercial Invoice
    • Export Packing List
    • Shipper's Letter of Instruction (SLI)
    • AES Entry Report
    • Air Waybill
    • Ocean Bill of Lading
    • Certificate of Insurance
    • Generic Certificate of Origin
    • Certificate of Origin for Free Trade Agreements
    • Consular Invoice

Document Validation

Knowledge Check

Record Retention

Key Considerations for Export Shipments

  • Title Transfer
  • Freight Payment Terms
  • Knowledge Check

Conclusion

U.S. Foreign Trade Regulations

Course Summary

CE’s U.S. Foreign Trade Regulations course is designed to give users an understanding of when an export shipment must be reported to the U.S. government and what the related requirements are. The training outlines the process, scope, and timing for filing EEI in the AES; discusses common filing exemptions; and presents additional CBP requirements, including record retention, voluntary disclosure procedures, and enforcement issues.

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

Learning Objectives

Provide a basic understanding of the circumstances under which an export shipment must be reported to the U.S. government, what information and data must be reported for that export, and what the related requirements are intended to support.

Target Audience

Export compliance professionals and those directly involved in utilizing the U.S. Census Bureau’s Automated Export System (AES) to submit Electronic Export Information (EEI)

Course Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes

Course Outline

Overview

  • Introduction
  • Training Objectives

U.S. Census Bureau - Foreign Trade Regulations

  • Key Definitions
    • Overview
    • Authorized Agent
    • Automated Export System (AES)
    • Buyer
    • Carrier
    • Consignee
    • Country of Ultimate Destination
    • Electronic Export Information (EEI)
    • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
    • Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
    • Exemption
    • Exemption Legend
    • Fatal Error Message
    • Filers
    • Foreign Principal Party in Interest (FPPI)
    • Forwarding Agent
    • Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)
    • Internal Transaction Number (ITN)
    • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
    • Order Party
    • Party ID Type
    • Routed Export Transaction
    • Schedule B
    • Seller
    • Shipment
    • Split Shipment
    • Ultimate Consignee
    • S. Munitions List (USML)
    • S. Principal Party in Interest (USPPI)
    • Written Authorization
  • General Requirements
    • Overview
    • Automated Export System (AES)
    • Filing Requirements and Related Information
  • From Where to Where
  • Electronic Export Information (EEI)
  • Times for Predeparture Filing
  • Miscellaneous Exemptions
  • Proof of Filing Citations, Exemption Legends, and Exclusion Legends
  • Corrections
  • Error Messages
  • Responsible Parties to the Export Transaction for Standard Export
  • EEI Filer
  • USPPI
  • Authorized Agent
  • Carrier
  • Responsible Parties in a Routed Export Transaction
  • Overview
  • USPPI
  • Authorized Agent
  • Record Retention
  • Enforcement and Voluntary Self-Disclosure
  • Enforcement
  • Voluntary Self-Disclosure

Training Summary

  • Summary
  • Knowledge Check

Customs Clearance

Course Summary

This professional-level course on Customs Clearance introduces users to the U.S. regulations affecting the shipment or transfer of regulated hardware and technical information through the customs clearance process. Training includes the preparation of U.S. customs clearance documentation, decrementation, and recordkeeping under the EAR, ITAR, and FTR, as well as CBP regulations. The course highlights the different requirements for permanent and temporary transactions, transactions involving hand-carry scenarios, domestic transactions with foreign persons, and shipments using government transport. Customs Clearance is designed to be personalized using the CE Curator to incorporate company-specific forms, resources, and policies.

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

Learning Objectives

The broadest objective of this course is to enable users to recognize the expected steps in clearing items for shipment or transfer and to identify the responsible business functions. This objective is satisfied when users can:

Trade-Specific Objectives

  • Understand the customs clearance requirements for hardware shipments and technical information transfers.
  • Identify the need to provide destination control statements and classification information.
  • Remember that an authorization requires decrementation to ensure compliance.
  • Recognize the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the use of exemptions and exceptions.
  • Distinguish between the different requirements for permanent and temporary transactions.
  • Know that maintaining records associated with a shipment or transfer is critical to successful compliance.

Role-Specific Objectives

  • Understand that they may be responsible for preparing or submitting customs clearance documentation.
  • Recognize that they may be responsible for decrementing or monitoring an authorization for available quantity or value.
  • Realize that they may be responsible for ensuring the appropriate recordkeeping related to customs clearance.

Target Audience

Personnel who are involved in U.S. customs clearance activities such as finance and tax, supply chain, and trade compliance within their organization

Course Duration: 22 minutes

Course Outline

Overview

Shipping Documentation

  • Destination Control Statement
  • Additional ITAR and EAR Requirements
  • ITAR Exemptions
  • Temporary Imports Under Part 123.4
  • EAR License Exception RPL

Electronic Export Information

  • Tangible vs. Intangible
  • ITAR vs. EAR
  • Imports

Decrementation

  • Tracking Shipments
  • Reconciling with Trade Compliance Function
  • Temporary Transactions

Non-Traditional Scenarios

  • Hand-Carry Transactions
  • Leaving on One License/Returning on Another License
  • Mil-Air/USG Direction
  • Domestic Transactions with a Foreign Person

Recordkeeping

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.

Every New Subscriber Makes a Difference

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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