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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

Certificate of Completion: George Mason University

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

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