Document Library and Previously Recorded Webinars

 

New FTZ CBP Security Requirements

The CBP regulations in 19 CFR Section 146.21(b)(2) provide that FTZ Manuals must be updated to reflect current compliance.  We have prepared an update for all FTZ Manuals that we have produced that we believe fulfills the new CBP requirements.  In order to facilitate this activity we have structured template language that we believe will be applicable to most all situations.

The download includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation and a recording of the webinar presented on December 14, 2016.

CBP Audit Management Webinar

Once a company has been provided notice that a Customs Audit will begin, exactly what necessary steps should occur? A description of the critical process a company should undertake for preparing prior to initiation of a Customs audit and for managing the audit process will be provided.

The download includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation and a recording of the webinar presented on December 10, 2015.

Halloween "Scary Stories" 2015 Webinar

Scary things can happen even to good people in the world of trade compliance. This webinar reviews errors, penalties, damages, and other scary stories related to tariff classification, valuation, export control violations, and other trade issues.

The download includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation and a recording of the webinar presented on October 15, 2015.

Purchase Order Terms and Conditions Webinar

Most companies' purchase orders/contracts do not reference import/export issues or contain out-of-date terms. There are a wide variety of terms and conditions that can be added to purchase orders/contracts to effectively require vendors/suppliers to take necessary actions to assure a higher level of import compliance, manage the import and export process, and moderate the impact of any potential Customs fines and penalties.

The download includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation and a recording of the webinar presented on September 17, 2015.

International Terms of Sale - Incoterms

Incoterms changed in 2011. Many firms have not updated their documents. A detailed description of all types of Incoterms and explicit guidance will be provided. Incoterms used on commercial documents should match insurance, transportation, and other documentation.

The download includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation and a recording of the webinar presented on August 21, 2015.

Increasing FTZ Savings Webinar

Operators should routinely explore new options to increase the use of their company's existing Foreign-Trade Zones and Subzones so their total savings will continue to grow. This webinar will review the most recent ideas utilized by other companies in the zones program including the new Alternative Site Framework (ASF) which provides the opportunity to add other parts of the supply chain to zone systems. 

The download includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation and a recording of the webinar presented on August 20, 2015.

Import/Export Considerations in Purchases and Sales of Companies Webinar

Typically the process of purchasing or selling a company never fully considers potential import and export liability.  There is clear “successor” legal liability for imports and exports. The webinar will provide the primary questions to be asked in order to identify possible legal liabilities.

The download includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation and a recording of the webinar presented on May 14, 2015.

Broker/Forwarder Management Webinar

The intricacies of the relationship between the importer and exporter and their Broker and Forwarder will be explained.   A variety of methodologies from an exchange of emails, to an “expectations letter”, and to a contract will be described.  The firm developed and copyrighted its own “Limited Powers of Attorney” for both imports and exports replacing the typical Customs Form 5291. The reasons for use of a Limited Power of Attorney will be explained.

The download includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation and a recording of the webinar presented on April 16, 2015.

HTS Classification Basics Webinar

There are necessary tools, documents, and certain information that is necessary to start the import classification process. This webinar will provide a brief course on the application of the General Rules of Interpretation to learn why classification is important, the direct and indirect savings as a result of correctly classifying your goods, and some of the common pitfalls that result in misclassifications.

This download includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation and a recording of the webinar presented on March 12, 2015.