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We cover a large array of topics in our one-day seminars and our intensive two-day sessions designed to provide the most practical and hands on knowledge. View our 2017 course schedule for a list of courses and dates. To register for a course, please visit our course calendar.

All of our public seminars and workshops are registered for continuing education credits with NCBFAA.
C-TPAT - The Application Process: A Comprehensive Two-Day Workshop (US only)
C-TPAT Compliance for Manufacturers and Foreign Suppliers (Outside the U.S.A.)
C-TPAT Compliance: Training and Preparation for a C-TPAT Validation or Re-Validation - Two-Day Workshop (For C-TPAT Certified Companies Only)
C-TPAT/ NEEC Seguridad de Carga
Country of Origin Determination / Marking
Customs Valuation – Essentials
ECCN Classification – learn how to do it
Effective Use of Incoterms in International Trade
Export Compliance
Export Compliance: How to Write your Company's Manual
Import Compliance Overview
Import Compliance: How to Write Your Company’s Manual
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
Medical Devices Importing Procedures
AFTA and Trade Agreements (also in Spanish)
Pharmaceuticals: The Ins and Outs of Import Regulations and Classification
Tariff Classification for Importers and Exporters (also in Spanish)

 

Import Core

Import Compliance Overview

With the passage of the Customs Modernization Act, Congress gave U.S. Customs sweeping legal power to dramatically alter the focus of the U.S. Customs mission. Targeting a larger number of importers, Customs has become more aggressive towards auditing and enforcing compliance in the areas of classification, operations, merchandise valuation and recordkeeping procedures.

Under the concept of Reasonable Care, the importer must be knowledgeable of the laws and regulations governing imports. U.S Customs and Boarder Protection (CBP) will assist, but the burden is upon the importer to properly apply the Customs Regulations of the U.S., to correctly classify and value imported merchandise and to ensure that the entry was filed correctly. Noncompliance with recordkeeping requirements and an inability to document Reasonable Care may lead to a regulatory or enforcement audit.

This one-day seminar will help you understand the basics of importing and provide you with an understanding of the Customs regulations. In addition, you will learn how to create and maintain an import compliance program and implement mandatory internal controls.

To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

Program Overview:

  • The Modernization Act and its implications for importers
  • Import transactions from A to Z (what is expected from CBP)
  • 10 + 2 data requirements
  • Reasonable care requirements of importers
  • Recordkeeping requirements
  • Post Entry Adjustments
  • Fines and penalties
  • How to create and maintain an import compliance program
  • Implementing mandatory internal controls

Who Should Attend:

  • Import Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Legal and Regulatory Managers
  • Finance Managers
  • Import Staff
  • Finance Personnel

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Import Core

Tariff Classification for Importers and Exporters

The Harmonized Tariff Code (HTS) is the numeric coding system for the import and export of all commodities and a required data element for 10+2 ISF filing.  Join in for an excellent overview of the General Rules of Interpretation, and the outline and structure of the HTS book.  Learn how to apply the rules for choosing an import or export code, and their impact on rates of duty and trade agreements.

This is an excellent course for those new to classification, as well as for individuals who have some experience but require a greater in-depth understanding of how to apply the rules.

Program Overview:

  • General Rules of Interpretation
  • Steps to properly classify your product
  • Specific types of rates of duty including Ad Valorem and Compound Rates
  • Differences between Column 1 and Column 2 types of duty
  • HTS information required under the 10+2 requirements
  • Reasonable Care guidelines for classifying your product
  • Overview of Binding Rulings and how to apply for them
  • Fines and penalties for non-compliance
  • Working with suppliers and other global partners to establish the proper classification code for any product
  • Any changes to the code will be discussed

Testimonial:

"The exercises and discussion of answers was most beneficial." R. Adams, Trek Bicycles

Who Should Attend:

  • All levels of personnel involved in the import or export of merchandise
  • Import Managers
  • Export Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Engineers
  • Technical Personnel involved in classifying or providing information for classification.

To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

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Import Core

Country of Origin Determination / Marking

When two or more products are blended or formed, what is the country of origin? What is a substantial transformation, when does it occur and how can a corporation support their decision before a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) review?

Every foreign article entering the United States must be legibly marked with the English name of the country of origin at the time of import. Non-compliance with these regulations may result in penalties and sanctions for importers and exporters. Join us for in-depth program on country of origin determination and proper marking. 

Program Overview:

  • Reasonable Care over the import process
  • Purpose of marking
  • Acceptable terminology
  • Country of origin determination
  • Rules of origin and criteria
  • “Made in the USA:” FTC v. CBP rules
  • Substantial transformation
  • Minor processing
  • Marking requirements
  • Forms of marking
  • Special markings on certain articles
  • Tariff shift concepts
  • Penalties for non-compliance
  • Best practices

Who Should Attend:

  • Customs or Trade Compliance Personnel
  • Customs Brokers/Freight Forwarders
  • Logistics, Distribution and Transportation Professionals
  • Foreign Manufacturers and Distributors
  • Any U.S. Importer and Exporter

To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

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Import Core

Customs Valuation – Essentials

Importers are required to use Reasonable Care for the valuation of imported merchandise and to ensure all appropriate costs are reported to Customs. Valuation of a product at the time of importation is much more than the amount listed on the commercial invoice.

Join us for this workshop to learn about additions and deductions from valuation, as well as how to properly value transactions between related parties. Understand the different methods used by Customs & Border Protection to determine the proper value of a shipment. Gain knowledge of how to engage the multiple departments within your firm on providing key information to determine and report the proper value of your company’s shipments. In addition, understand the consequences of improper valuation and how it can trigger Customs audits and result in hefty penalties.

Program Overview:

  • What are the valuation rules and how to properly apply them
  • Understanding of the different methods used for valuation
  • What charges can be legally deducted from the dutiable value
  • What additional costs need to be reported
  • How incoterms can impact your Customs valuation
  • Best practices for valuation

Who Should Attend:

  • Importers responsible for Customs Compliance
  • Accounting and Finance Personnel
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Logistics Managers

All participants will receive a certificate of completion to keep on file. Documented training records demonstrate Reasonable Care!

To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

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Import Core

NAFTA and Trade Agreements

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was designed to facilitate trade among the United States, Mexico and Canada. To determine whether a product is eligible for NAFTA benefits requires an understanding of the rules of origin. This course will review these rules in detail, outlining a step-by-step approach to qualifying a product for this trade agreement. The basis of other trade agreements will also be reviewed, including agreements with Chile, Singapore and others. This is an excellent overview of NAFTA fundamentals.

Program Overview:

  • An introduction to trade agreements
  • Overview of NAFTA and its history
  • How to qualify a product for a trade agreement such as NAFTA
  • Full coverage of the Rules of Origin
  • Tariff shift concepts
  • Regional value content formulas
  • Rules for de minimis
  • Recordkeeping requirements and related issues
  • Implications for the future

Testimonial:

"Country of Origin and Criteria Review for NAFTA certification forms were very informative."Ifran Arif, Robert Bosch

"Rules of Origin and preference criteria explanations were excellent."D. McCann, International Paper Company

Who Should Attend:

  • Export Managers
  • Import Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Legal and Regulatory Managers

To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

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Import Core / Export Core

Effective Use of Incoterms in International Trade

The word ‘Incoterms’ is derived from International Commercial Terms, which are a series of three-letter terms related to common sales practices published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Incoterms are used internationally to determine buyers and sellers risks and responsibilities in international contracts. The misuse of Incoterms may put your company at risk.

This one-day interactive course gives a clear explanation of each terms .In this one-day course you will learn about Incoterms, their definitions and classification, and their use in international trade

Program Overview:

  • Understanding the purpose of Incoterms
  • New major revisions to Incoterms 2010
  • Definitions of the 11 Incoterms 2010
  • Review of the different groups of terms
  • Transfer of risk from the seller to the buyer
  • Responsibility for insurance
  • Costs associated with each term
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each term
  • Know the proper use of the Incoterms 2010 terms
  • Examine the costs, responsibilities and rights associated for buyers and sellers
  • Learn the applicable Incoterms under different transport mode

Who Should Attend:

  • Purchasing
  • Imports
  • Exports
  • Finance
  • Sales and Customer Service
  • Legal
  • Warehouse
  • Supply Chain

To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

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Import Core (Spanish)

Tariff Classification for Importers and Exporters
Classification Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS, for its acronym in English Harmonized Tariff System) is the numerical coding system for all import and export goods and necessary for the establishment of safety information 10 + 2 ISF element. For companies with subsidiaries, affiliates or parent companies in Mexico, we are offering our C-TPAT, NAFTA and Classification training courses as a bi-lingual course in English and in Spanish.

Get an excellent overview of the General Rules of Interpretation, and a plan and structure of the HTS book. Learn how to apply the rules to choose a code import or export, and the impact of tax rates and trade agreements. This is an excellent course for those new individuals in the use of classification, and for those who have some experience, but may require more details and understanding in applying the rules.

NOTE: The seminar will be held in English with simultaneous Spanish translation.

Program Overview:

  • General Rules of Interpretation
  • Steps to properly classify your product
  • Specific types of tax rates, including rates and Ad Valorem Composite
  • Differences in tax rates in column 1 and column 2
  • HTS necessary information in accordance with the requirements of 10 + 2
  • Guidelines reasonable care the classification of your product
  • Overview of binding rules and how to apply
  • Fines and penalties for noncompliance
  • Work with suppliers and other partners worldwide to determine the appropriate classification code for any product
  • Discussion of changes to codes of 2012

Who Should Attend:

  • Personnel involved in the import or export of goods
  • Import Managers
  • Export Managers
  • Supply Chain and Compliance Managers
  • Engineers and Technical Staff in classification or providing information for classification

To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

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Import Core (Spanish)

NAFTA / NAFTA and Trade Agreements

For companies with subsidiaries, affiliates, or parent companies in Mexico, we are offering our C-TPAT, NAFTA, and Classification training courses as a bi-lingual course in English and in Spanish.

NOTE: The seminars will be held in English with simultaneous Spanish translation

This seminar has been recognized by many importers as one of the most comprehensive and useful on the demanding and complicated regulations of the Free Trade Agreement of North (NAFTA / NAFTA) Latin presentations. In one day, participants will gain a better understanding of NAFTA, focused on multiple industries, including the fundamental rules of origin, compliance and accounting requirements.

NAFTA was designed to facilitate trade between the United States, Mexico and Canada. To determine whether a product is eligible for treaty benefits, an understanding of the rules of origin is required. The course will review these regulations in detail, tracing step by step the method eligibility of a product for this trade agreement. Based on other trade agreements were also reviewed, including agreements with Chile, Singapore and other countries. An excellent overview of the fundamentals of the Free Trade Agreement of North America (NAFTA). Since 2009, customs NAFTA rules used to determine the country of origin for all imports.

Program Overview:

  • An Introduction to NAFTA and its history
  • How to determine the eligibility of a product for NAFTA
  • Complete coverage of the Rules of Origin
  • The concepts of tariff change
  • Formulas regional value content
  • Minimis Regulations
  • Requirements for record keeping and related matters
  • Implications for the future

 Who Should Attend:

  • Export Managers
  • Import Managers
  • Compliance Manager
  • Legal Administrators and Regulators

To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

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Export Core

Export Compliance

Customs has increased its focus on exporters with new, higher penalty limits. Are you aware of your compliance responsibilities? This course covers the lifecycle of an export transaction and outlines all the key information an exporter needs to be in compliance with Export Administration Regulations (EAR). A strong emphasis will be placed on building an export management program.

Program Overview:

  • Export sales – first steps in beginning an export order
  • Quotes and contracts
  • Incoterms
  • Role of freight forwarders and selection of business partners
  • Classification of product
  • Export documentation
  • Modes of transport and negotiating rates
  • Recordkeeping responsibilities
  • Export penalties
  • Elements of an effective export management and compliance program
  • Export controls

Who Should Attend:

  • Export Managers and Export Personnel
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Legal and Regulatory Managers
  • Shipping and Warehouse Staff
  • Export Sales Staff and Customer Service Representatives

To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

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Export Core

ECCN Classification – learn how to do it

All commodities, technology or software subject to the licensing authority of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) are included in the Commerce Control List (CCL) which is found in Supplement 1 to Part 774 of the Export Administration Regulations. On the CCL, individual items are identified by an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN).

Program Overview:

  • What is an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN)
  • When do I need an ECCN?
  • How to classify with the ECCN
  • Determining licensing requirements
  • Getting an ECCN
  • Learn how to quickly document and defend any ECCN classifications
  • Impact of Export reform

Who Should Attend:

  • Export Compliance Manager
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Operations
  • Finance

To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

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Export Core

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

This one-day training course provides a fundamental overview of the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). We will help you understand the U.S. laws and the Federal agencies that regulate the export of hardware and technology, and help provide context for how these regulations impact your business on a practical, everyday level. Some of the concepts covered are:

Program Overview:

  • Introduction to basic concepts under ITAR
  • Interpreting the U.S. Munitions List and Commerce Control List
  • How to recognize exports of technical data under the ITAR (including the Deemed Export Rule)
  • Export licensing requirements
  • How to classify your hardware/technology
  • Recordkeeping requirements, license restrictions and other DDTC policies
  • Minimizing the risk of ITAR violations

Who Should Attend:

  • Business Executives
  • International Contracting Specialists
  • Contract Managers and Administrators
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Engineers and other Technical Personnel
  • Export Compliance Officers
  • Logistics Personnel
  • Legal and Financial Advisors

To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

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Medical Devices Importing Procedures

Importing medical devices requires a strong knowledge of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) import regulations, as well as FDA’s regulatory requirements related to medical devices. This two-day workshop focuses the importer on understanding these regulations, outlining a strategy to meet these requirements so as to limit clearance times, reduce border delays and initiate an internal compliance program at your firm.

Our subject matter experts will lead you through the requirements of multiple agencies, including invoice requirements and the criteria FDA targets during the entry process.

Program Overview:

  • Identifying what qualifies as a medical device
  • Understand the different medical devices classes
  • Examine the import requirements for medical devices including 21 CFR 1, Subpart E
  • Introduction to FDA references and guidance documents related to import requirements, including:
  • Premarket notification – 510 (k)Premarket approval (PMA)
  • Establishment registration FDA Form 2891
  • Quality system regulation (QSR)
  • Due diligence – medical device reporting
  • Medical device listing FDA form 2892
  • Understand the regulatory process if you are a foreign manufacturer or initial importer and want to sell your device in the U.S
  • Import alerts
  • Recordkeeping requirements and your responsibilities
  • Checklist best practices for importing medical devices

Who Should Attend:

Device companies involved in importing and exporting medical devices and their employees including:

  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Quality and Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Distributors/Authorized Representatives
  • Engineering/Technical
  • Services/Operations
  • Importers
  • Customs Brokers
  • Warehouses
  • International Attorneys
  • International Bankers
  • Others interested in medical devices

To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

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Pharmaceuticals: The Ins and Outs of Import Regulations and Classification

Importing pharmaceutical products requires a strong knowledge of the import regulations, including valuation, FDA requirements, proper country of origin declarations and the HTS classification rules. Join this two-day workshop and learn the fundamentals of pharma imports from A to Z.

A strong emphasis will be on the classification process with a focused review of HTSUS chapters 28, 29 and 30. The second day will be devoted to proper valuation and origin marking concerns, as well as working with FDA for expedited clearance through proper documentation. Expedited FDA capabilities will be discussed through partnership with Customs and Border Protection through CTPAT and ISA.

Program Overview:

  • How to value pharmaceuticals for customs purposes, including royalties, milestone payments, R&D allocations and assists
  • The entry process, including Customs and FDA requirements
  • Country-of-origin labeling of pharmaceuticals
  • Minimizing penalties for non-compliance with importing requirement

Who Should Attend:

  • Import and Export Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Classifiers
  • Chemists who need to understand the nuances of classifying chemicals or are not familiar with the HTS tariff
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Customs Brokers
  • Import Analysts

To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

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Import Compliance: How to Write Your Company’s Manual

Whether building internal controls for improved compliance, undergoing a focused assessment or entering the Importer Self Assessment (ISA) program, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requires importers to develop and maintain written procedures for all aspects of the entry process.

This two-day workshop is a unique opportunity to learn how to write written procedures for import compliance, from the point of ordering through to distribution.  Our unique program includes examples of flow charts and written procedures that can be tailored to your firm’s needs and used as a foundation for completing your import compliance manual.  More importantly, our subject matter experts will help you to develop a policies and procedures manual that will be used by your firm and replace outdated or cumbersome programs in place today.

We will also provide you with examples of policies and procedures for immediate use or adaptation by your team.

Program Overview:

  • Suggested outline of an import compliance manual
  • Requirements of a procedure versus a policy
  • Identifying key areas of risk for import transactions specific to your company
  • How to develop a “Reasonable Care” process
  • Managing the distribution of the manual internally upon completion
  • Outlining follow up training for your team
  • A review of concepts that drive the Modernization Act, including Reasonable Care,
  • Informed Compliance and Shared Responsibility
  • The roles and responsibilities of key departments impacting an import transaction
  • How to cite the regulations for clarification without losing the reader
  • Examples of written procedures for your company to tailor to your own needs

Course Exercises include the development of import compliance procedures allowing participants to leave the program with the beginnings of your company’s import manual and the tools needed to complete it.

Testimonials:

–  "The strategy, marketing compliance, internal control environment and value center concept were all very beneficial."  – J Hearn, Emerson

Who Should Attend:

  • Import Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Legal and Regulatory Managers
  • Finance Managers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Middle and Senior Personnel involved in import transactions

To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

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Export Compliance: How to Write your Company's Manual

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has listed an export manual as one of the core elements of an effective export management and compliance program. In addition, BIS advises companies to establish written procedures to reduce the possibility of becoming the subject of an investigation.

Join us in this two-day advanced course to uncover how to develop and implement written export procedures. This unique program will include examples of written procedures for your firm to use, flowcharts, an export compliance statement, and a plan of action to implement the manual once completed.

Program Overview:

  • Suggested table of contents for developing an export manual and how to tailor them to your firm
  • Requirements of a strong internal control
  • Elements of a written procedure vs. policies
  • The need to secure the support of senior management
  • An outline of the roles and responsibilities of multiple departments
  • Development of a formal export compliance statement
  • Examples of export procedures that can be adapted to your firm
  • Flowcharts of export transactions

Course Exercises include the development of export compliance procedures allowing participants to leave the program with a framework for your company’s export manual and the tools needed to complete it.

Who Should Attend:

  • Export Managers and Export Personnel
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Legal and Regulatory Manager
  • Shipping and Warehouse Staff
  • Export Sales Staff
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Middle and Senior Personnel involved in export transactions

To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

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C-TPAT - The Application Process: A Comprehensive Two-Day Workshop (US only)

COURSE UPDATE! Did you know that exporters are now eligible to join C-TPAT? Take advantage of expedited shipping lanes for eligible firms and ports!

This two-day workshop is geared towards companies applying for C-TPAT. It provides an in-depth analysis of the C-TPAT program for companies seeking to join C-TPAT and complete their C-TPAT application. It will provide an in-depth review of the C-TPAT minimum-security guidelines, offer practical tips and insights on how to meet and exceed cargo security guidelines and demonstrate best practices for Customs purposes.

Most importantly, the program will include sample responses to every area of the application that will support the participant's completion of their own company's C-TPAT. No other program provides such a detailed review of C-TPAT and how to prepare your application in an easy to use format, with clear instructions.

Program Overview:

  • Sample responses for new applications or for companies seeking to update their annual security audit
  • An in-depth analysis of the program, and how to implement cargo security practices globally
  • Tips on getting the highest level of benefits under the program for expedited clearance times
  • Development of your risk assessment model
  • How to develop a C-TPAT training program
  • Eligibility requirements for spring boarding your C-TPAT participation into the Importer Self Assessment program

Also Included:

  • Overview of C-TPAT procedures required to support your program
  • Checklists for implementing and maintaining your C-TPAT program internally
  • One C-TPAT poster for container security
  • Consulting for those completing their application, we will review your firm's completed application and provide feedback prior to submission to U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Marketing program to announce your C-TPAT program to customers; includes sample letters course materials for this two-day workshop is based on real life experience of from subject matter experts who have guide companies into the program and prepared suppliers globally for the Customs validation meeting

Who Should Attend:

  • Importers
  • Carriers
  • Brokers
  • Freight Consolidators
  • Warehouse Operators
  • Selected Foreign Manufacturers
  • Supply Chain Directors/Managers
  • 3PLs and any other group eligible to join C-TPAT and benefit from membership

To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

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C-TPAT Compliance: Training and Preparation for a C-TPAT Validation or Re-Validation - Two-Day Workshop (For C-TPAT Certified Companies Only)

COURSE UPDATE! Did you know that exporters are now eligible to join C-TPAT? Take advantage of expedited shipping lanes for eligible firms and ports!

This two-day workshop is for companies who are already certified in C-TPAT and are preparing for a C-TPAT Validation or Re-Validation meeting with Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Validations generally include a CBP review of cargo security standards against the program’s minimum-security guidelines at the importer’s domestic headquarters and a foreign site review.  Preparing two groups for their own reviews requires a strategic approach, and this program will guide your firm through the process. 

This intensive two-day training is geared towards training C-TPAT Points of Contact, C-TPAT team members and key personnel who support a strong C-TPAT program.   Participants will learn thoroughly review C-TPAT minimum-security guidelines, its key benefits, how to work with the CPB assigned Supply Chain Security Specialist (SCSS) and how to maintain your company's certification through regular internal/external audits.

Immediate Benefits:

  • Train company team about the C-TPAT program, minimum-security guidelines and key benefits to the company for participation
  • One team, one location, no travel, no distractions, no waste of time
  • Review C-TPAT minimum-security guidelines with all departments participating (i.e.: HR, IT, Imports, Security, Facility Maintenance, Risk Management, Purchasing, Receiving)
  • Analysis the company’s current C-TPAT profile as part of the program, reviewing tips for improving and how to benchmark against C-TPAT best practices
  • Build common understanding of the program throughout key departments
  • Learn how to build awareness of the entire international supply chain

Program Overview:

  • Fundamentals of the U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism

    • History
    • Benefits
    • Requirements
    • Validation
    • Internal/External Audits
    • Revalidation
  • Complete review of C-TPAT minimum-security guidelines
    • Please note – your firm may use its existing C-TPAT web portal security profile as part of course materials, allowing the selected participants to work effectively towards understanding.
  • Strategy, methodology and tools to conduct risk assessments & develop a GSC security management system
  • Evidence of Implementation – how to demonstrate it to CBP
  • Risk model for company’s supply chain
  • C-TPAT minimum-security guidelines in comparison to related global security SC (I.e.: AEO, PIP, Frontline, J-AEO, etc)

    • Understand the why’s and how’s of conducting a risk assessment of your company, foreign suppliers and service providers. Learn to develop a detailed risk assessment report and action plan.
    • Learn how to evaluate the performance of your company and that of your foreign suppliers and service providers to determine if your global supply chain is secure and compliant with the C-TPAT Security Criteria.
  • Annual supply chain security profile review
    • Know how to verify compliance with your company's existing operations and the security criteria.
  • C-TPAT Re-Validation (audit)
    • Within one year of your company receiving its certification, U.S. Customs conducted an on-site C-TPAT Validation (audit) of your company. Depending upon your type of Company, CBP will conduct a C-TPAT Re-Validation to verify continued compliance with the C-TPAT security criteria. Participants will learn how to prepare for the C-TPAT Re-Validation and what to expect during the audit.
  • How to handle and address rejections, suspensions & terminations

Who Should Attend:

  • Points of Contact/Internal C-TPAT Task Force
  • Compliance Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Import and Export Managers
  • Legal and Regulatory Managers
  • Finance Managers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Warehouse Managers
  • Third Party Suppliers: 3PLs, Transportation Firms, Freight Forwarders, Customs Brokers

To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

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C-TPAT Compliance for Manufacturers and Foreign Suppliers (Outside the U.S.A.)

This intensive two-day training is focused on learning how to develop and implement a supply chain security management system that complies with C-TPAT. It is geared towards training foreign suppliers of C-TPAT participating importers to assist them in meeting “Business Partner Requirements”.

Participants will review in detail C-TPAT minimum-security guidelines and its key benefits, how to work with the CPB assigned Supply Chain Security Specialist (SCSS) and how to maintain your Company’s certification through regular internal/external audits.

Program Overview:

  • Fundamentals of C-TPAT

    • Benefits, requirements, validation etc.
  • Review if the C-TPAT security criteria
    • Examine each section of the criteria for business partner requirement and manufacturers that export to the U.S.
  • Strategy, methodology and tools to conduct risk assessments & develop a global supply chain security
    • Understand the benefits of performing a risk assessment and the methodology behind the evaluation of risks. Learn how to develop a detailed risk assessment report and action plan.
  • Global supply chain security management system
    • Learn how to develop a global supply chain security management system that complies with the C-TPAT security criteria.
  • C-TPAT Validation (Audit)
    • Participants will learn how to prepare for the C-TPAT Validation, what to expect during the audit and most importantly tips on how to successfully pass.

Who Should Attend:

  • Foreign Suppliers and Business Partner of C-TPAT participating Importers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Import and Export Managers
  • Legal and Regulatory Managers
  • Finance Managers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Warehouse Managers
  • Third Party Suppliers: 3PLs, Transportation Firms, Freight Forwarders, Customs Brokers

​To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

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C-TPAT/ NEEC Seguridad de Carga

For companies with subsidiaries, affiliates, or parent companies in Mexico, we are offering our C-TPAT, NAFTA, and Classification training courses as a bi-lingual course in English and in Spanish.

NOTA: Los seminarios se impartirán en ingles con traducción simultanea al español

La Asociación Aduanera-Comercio Contra el Terrorismo (C-TPAT) se inició en el 2002 y se ha convertido en la base de programas de seguridad de carga en todo el mundo. Participe en este curso para obtener una revisión de los requisitos de seguridad de carga y entender como completar la aplicación. Se dará una visión general de programas similares de seguridad de carga, incluidos los programas europeos de la OEA, FAST, StairSec, PIP y Frontline. Este es un curso excelente para quienes buscan afiliarse a C-TPAT, actualizar sus programas de capacitación o aprender a prepararse para una validación C-TPAT.

Temas a Tratarse:

  • El valor y las implicaciones de afiliarse al programa C-TPAT
  • Requisitos de C-TPAT
  • Pasos para completar una aplicación C-TAT
  • Beneficios para los Socios Comerciales/de la Industria bajo este programa
  • Identificación de las áreas claves que deben abordarse en una aplicación C-TPAT

El curso esta dirigido a: 

  • Gerentes de Cumplimiento
  • Gerentes de Cadena de Suministros
  • Gerentes de Importaciones y Exportaciones
  • Administradores Legales y de Normativas
  • Gerentes de Finanza
  • Gerentes de Recursos Humanos
  • Gerentes de Almacén

​To register for this course, please visit our course calendar.

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