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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 2018 - 2019 course schedule for a list of courses and dates.

All of our public seminars and workshops are registered for continuing education credits with NCBFAA.

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). 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
  • Customer Service Representatives


October 30, 2018 East Rutherford, NJ
December 11, 2018 McLean, VA


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This seminar will provide an overview on the classification of parts with the HTSUS. It will include an emphasis on the General Rules of Interpretation from the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS). Parts as articles as described under the HTS will be discussed. Registrants will learn what is considered parts as defined in the HTS through examples from CBP Binding Rulings and Court Cases. Participants will learn how to effectively classify Parts. In addition, articles that are often misclassified will be reviewed. Sections XV through XIX will be covered during this course.


November 06, 2018 Detroit, MI




Are you missing out on sales to current and developing markets? Qualifying your goods as Made in America, Buy America, or Buy American results in more opportunities to grab market share! This unique program will provide a detailed methodology to qualify your goods for Made in America, Buy American, and the Berry Amendment, as well as other domestic preferential requirements of multiple federal and state agencies. Discussion will include plans by the Trump Administration to increase emphasis on American made items.

This 2-day course provides attendees with everything they need to qualify their goods for multiple government programs - including information on the requirements at both the federal and state level, and how to qualify your products for equal consideration for government procurement under international trade agreements.

Specific topics will include:

  • The Buy American Act
  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  • The Buy America Act
  • The Berry Amendment
  • State and local “Buy American” requirements
  • “Made in America” claims for your products
  • Domestic sales claims - Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requirements and penalty cases
  • Claiming “Made in America” for your international sales, the “substantial transformation” test
  • How hidden trade issues (anti-dumping, quotas, trade bans) can affect your procurement qualifications

Who Should Attend:

  • Import and Compliance personnel
  • Contracting, Purchasing and Procurement Managers
  • Finance and Accounting personnel
  • Marketing and Sales teams
  • Regulatory compliance personnel involved in labeling products
  • Those involved in selling product in domestic and overseas markets requiring a Made in America label


November 07, 2018 McLean, VA




Understanding constantly evolving U.S. customs regulations and its complex requirements is a challenging task. Whether you are looking for a refresher course or are new to the industry and want to get up to speed fast, our “hands on” 5-day Boot Camp will provide you with a solid understanding of U.S. Customs regulations, requirements and best practices needed to tackle a multitude of trade compliance issues with authority.

During this Boot Camp we will address the following fundamentals of customs compliance:

  • Import Compliance (understanding Customs regulations and requirements)
  • Tariff Classification
  • NAFTA and Free Trade Agreements
  • Country and Rules of Origin
  • Customs Valuation


November 12, 2018 McLean, VA




"Taking a mind-numbing subject like tariff classification and making it not only palatable, but fun, is no easy task."


Nick Braswell
Nokia Solutions and Networks


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