U.S. Export Regulations and Documentation: The Basics You Must Know
Martin is a customs and international trade lawyer admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of International Trade. Martin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University - Newark, Phi Beta Kappa, with high honors; a Master of Public Administration degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University; and a law degree from Rutgers School of Law - Newark. Martin is a distinguished graduate of both the U.S. Law Enforcement Training Center and the U.S. Customs Service Academy. He is also a licensed U.S. Customs Broker (No. 20643), one who worked in the industry for several years.
Martin is a former U.S. Customs officer (senior inspector and import specialist), who was stationed at land (Champlain-Rouses Point, NY), air (JFK International Airport and Newark Liberty) and sea (Newark) ports of entry. While with U.S. Customs at the Port of New York/Newark, he was also a member of the agency's export control branch.
Martin is also a former special agent with the U.S. Department of Defense, an assistant prosecutor with the Office of Hudson County (NJ) Prosecutor, and an executive with a global FMC-licensed Ocean Transportation Intermediary. Martin was also a trade consultant with Unz & Co.
Presently, Martin is an instructor with City University of New York's Baruch College Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS), where he teaches import, export, and other international trade courses. In 2013, Martin received the Outstanding Instructor of the Year Award from Baruch CAPS. Martin has also taught international trade courses at Fashion Institute of Technology and Pace University in New York City. Martin is also of counsel to GRVR Attorneys (www.exportimportlaw.com), which specializes in customs and international trade matters.
A frequent lecturer before different trade associations around the country, Martin also provides corporate training and seminars concerning customs and international trade issues. For additional information, please go to www.behrlaw.com.
The U.S. Government requires exporters to be familiar with export laws and regulations as well as documentation for a number of different reasons, including national security, control of products in short supply, compiling export statistics, administration of export laws, protection of endangered species, and to protect U.S. export markets by ensuring product quality of specific exports.
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 of separate documents. The specific documents required for any given U.S. export shipment depend on U.S. Government regulations, destination country’s import regulations, importer’s requirements, terms of sale, method of payment, and mode of transportation.
Attendees will be introduced to various U.S. export regulations and documents. You will learn how to begin navigating through and around all sorts of export obstacles. You will also learn about how to access all sorts of free export resources.
- U.S. export laws and regulations
- U.S. export law-enforcement departments and agencies
- The export order process
- Buyer’s country requirements
- Schedule B commodity classification
- Documentation, including pro forma invoices, commercial invoices, packing lists, shippers’ letters of instruction, air waybills, bills of lading, dock receipts, inspection certificates, insurance certificates, certificates of origin, weight certificates, etc.
- Electronic Export Information Filings (a/k/a Shippers Export Declaration)
Course Level - Basic/Fundamental
Who Should Attend
- Human Resource directors
- Export company directors and managers
- Business owners
Why Should Attend
There are always critical areas of exporting that you, a new or experienced exporter, may be confused about or be clueless of that can cause true grief, which may be experienced via outbound shipment delays, detentions and seizures; huge penalties and fines; bad publicity; and even arrest and U.S. Government prosecution. Increased U.S. federal law enforcement activity by such agencies as the Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to name just several agencies, that can hamper or destroy your ability to export. Remember that no one has a right to export. You have the privilege of exporting if you play by the rules. Learn the rules, set yourself up accordingly, and prosper in the exporting industry.