Trade and Logistics
The US government regulates the export of information, commodities, technology, and software considered important to the US in the interests of national security, economic competition, and foreign policy. Since the events of 9/11, US government enforcement has increased due to concerns about terrorism. Exporters need a customized, integrated export compliance program in order to manage their export decision..
Exporting from the United States requires exporters to be aware of numerous U.S. export regulations. Unfortunately, the United States does not have a unified set of export laws and regulations. For this reason, attendees will learn about the Foreign Trade Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, and the International Traffic In Arms Regulations.The average international shipment involves dozens o..
A Responsibility Check should be done before an award or contract is made to a vendor. This process will help ensure that a vendor is capable and reliable. Participants will learn how to Document an Assessment Review. They will learn ways to do Customization for vendor Types. Attendees will be able to understand what a Verification Check List is and how to create and use one. In addition, they will be given..
Customs Enforcement: Avoiding and Mitigating Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures for Importers and Customs Brokers
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and other governmental entities enforce import laws and regulations by targeting and penalizing lawbreakers through monetary penalties and legal action. Unfair, unsafe, or illicit trade practice is not tolerated within U.S. supply chains. This requires national direction and uniformity among the 326 ports of entry and ..
Request for Proposal (RFP) process can use additional guidance in creating a qualified vendor pool and to create and score an RFP. This program will cover creating a vendor database and creating a qualified vendor pool for an RFP. In addition, the program will cover ways to get better-qualified vendors using an RFI and vendor responsibility review processes. Samples of RFP terms, technical scoring, and cost..
How to recognize and prepare for civil and criminal Customs investigations.Customs investigations are conducted by Special Agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, or CBP officials with the appropriate authority. Typically, companies will receive a formal notice of investigation, and depending on the results of the investigation civil or criminal penalti..
1. This is a Business Relationship a. You are representing your Company or Agency b. You’re First Priority should be to look out for the best interests of your Employer c. Your Vendor will be looking out for their best interests d. Avoid getting into a personal relationship with your supplier or their representative2. Coming to Terms with your vendor a. Make..
Participants will learn the basics of U.S. Customs laws and how to develop a Customs compliance program at their company. Participants will learn and apply the mechanics of classification of how to classify their products.The program will discuss all the key elements of a solid import program. The participants should be able to return to their office and enhance their import compliance program or develop an..
Companies are facing an ever more increasingly complex environment coupled with increasing marketplace volatility. This is causing companies to strive to be more flexible and responsive by streamlining both planning and execution. In addition, companies are attempting to conserve the use of their valuable resources. Instead of investing in products prematurely that then creates an inventory that may not be ..
This training program will discuss why an effective export control program (ECP) consists of many processes that connect, intersect, and overlap. It is vital that employees responsible for export compliance know the requirements of Title 15, CFR, Part 30 and the responsibilities of U.S. parties at the time of export.Areas CoveredForwarder and Carrier ResponsibilitiesRouted Export TransactionsEEI/AES Filing ..
The takeaway for each participant is to understand the ABC’s of customs compliance and learn how to develop a program that is tailored to its company’s size, supply chain, product, and risks. The program will outline the key elements of a solid customs compliance program and provide guidance on how to develop or take corrective actions to ensure compliance and protect the company. This webinar will give the..
Foreign-trade zones (FTZs) and bonded warehouses are two of the most effective tools for manufacturers and importers to avoid, reduce or defer duties. An FTZ is a geographical area in a US port of entry, where merchandise can be loaded, handled, stored, manipulated, manufactured, and exhibited, without being subject to Customs duties. Duties are only accessed when the merchandise is taken out of the FTZ or ..
This program will cover drafting a contract with the next steps in finalizing an award from a Bid or RFP. Learn terms that may impact your contract and your employer. Get a head start on what to look out for in a common vendor agreement. Discover what terms to include to strengthen the position of your company or agency. Gain an understanding of what terms may be considered deal breakers vs. a business deci..
Manufacturing in Mexico as a maquiladora under the IMMEX program (formally known as the Maquiladora Program) can offer tremendous benefits for virtually any foreign manufacturer, especially those selling into the North American market. Established in 1965 by the Mexican government as a way to reduce unemployment along the borders, the maquiladora program offers foreign companies easy access to inexpensive l..
The U.S. government monitors regulate and collect import duties on merchandise entering the United States. The agency with the primary responsibility for the effort is U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Not to understand the basics of importing guarantees serious trouble for the importer.Goods may be imported to the United States subject to i..