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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

Certificate of Completion: George Mason University

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.

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U.S. Customs Compliance Course Training Summary

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