Essentials of U.S. Import Compliance
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
This comprehensive, information-packed webinar highlights the changes in the Customs Modernization Act of 1993 (Mod Act) that has shifted more accountability to the importer of record. The session will help you understand, while the importer may utilize the services of a licensed customs broker to handle their declarations on the customs entry, the importer retains responsibility to ensure the goods are entered with accurate tariff classification, valuation, and country of origin. The importer must also follow all labeling, marking and recordkeeping requirements, and any trade restrictions that may affect the importation.
Why Should You Attend:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) expects importers to understand and comply with import regulations. Employees who specifically deal with customs-related issues should be aware of these regulations in order to prevent violations and avoid the resulting penalties that can be levied. An import compliance plan is of little practical value unless implemented consistently across the enterprise. Many importers consult a licensed customs broker for help filing entries, particularly if they find the process complicated. Remember, however, that even when using a broker, the importer of record is ultimately responsible for the accuracy of the entry documentation and all applicable duties, taxes, and fees.
The importer must also follow all labeling, marking and recordkeeping requirements, and any trade restrictions that may affect the importation. What is unique to customs compliance is that its responsibilities are not limited to personnel in the shipping or procurement departments of a company. Instead, customs compliance is the responsibility of an entire corporation impacting everyone from Finance, Sales, Logistics, Research & Development, Shipping, Manufacturing, Legal, and the corporate leadership.
This comprehensive, information-packed webinar highlights the changes in the Customs Modernization Act of 1993 (Mod Act) that has shifted more accountability to the importer of record.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
- U.S. Customs & Border Protection
- Importers & the Customs Modernization Act of 1993
- Customs Brokers
- The Import Process
- Required Documentation
- Country of Origin & Marking Requirements
- Other Import Issues
- CBP’s Best Practices of a Compliant Company
Who Will Benefit:
- Trade Compliance, Customs Managers within U.S. Importers
- Import Managers, Customs Brokerage personnel
- Finance, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Purchasing, R&D, Sales, Shipping professionals
- All current and new importers of any size
- Those considering acquiring a Customs Broker License
Zainab Nasser, is a Licensed Customs Broker, Certified Customs Specialist, and a Consultant at Trade Compliance Consultants, LLC. Ms. Nasser is a career professional in the transportation, logistics and regulatory compliance field, of which the last 18 years have been dedicated to U.S. Customs compliance. She conducts import/export regulatory compliance reviews; develops policy and procedure manuals; conducts FTA eligibility determinations; provides supply chain security gap analysis, customized training, monitoring, product classification, labeling, marking, and valuation determinations, etc. She can assist you to transform regulatory compliance from a cost distraction into a key value driver.
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