Routed VS. Non-Routed Transactions

Know Your Role

A routed export transaction (RET) occurs when the foreign buyer of the goods contracts with a freight forwarder or other agent to export the merchandise from the United States.
In this webinar we'll explain the differences between routed and standard exports along with providing guidance on your role and how to properly avoid risk during a routed export transaction.
Topics Include:
  • The ins & outs of RETs
  • The role of US agents
  • Processes & risk avoidance
  • Forms required

AD/CVD Overview

Coping with CBP's laser focus

Antidumping and Countervailing duties are additional fees that the United States uses to discourage demand for products deemed to be import sensitive.

AD/CVD are currently one of the costliest Priority Trade Issues fixed on CBP's radar, which is why we're taking a closer look at importer responsibilities and exploring some of the levers that can be pulled when this sensitive situation enters the picture.


Topics Include:
  • Understanding AD/CVD
  • Avoiding AD/CVD
  • Determining if AD/CVD applies to your products
  • Risk mitigation when facing AD/CVD

USMCA Qualification Process

Avoid Mistakes & Leverage The Tariff

Don't be hasty with your USMCA Certifications! Do you know what you're signing and what your responsibilities are? Know the rules, get the tools, and pick up some new tactics for qualifying your products under USMCA.

Topics Include:
  • Why USMCA is not NAFTA
  • Business benefits of participating in USMCA
  • The product qualification process
  • Common mistakes & how to avoid them

Restricted Party Screening

Proper Screening Mitigates Risk

Learn how Restricted Party Screening, Denied Parties, and Specially Designated Nationals can impact your organization. In this session, you will learn the fundamentals of screening, the risks involved, and some easy steps you can take to keep your transactions secure!

Topics Include:
  • Fundamentals
  • Risks
  • How Tos

HTSUS Classification

Accurate classification is all about the details.

This conversation discusses the fundamentals of HTSUS Classification and why it matters to your organization. Avoid common mistakes and learn fundamentals to keep your company compliant.

The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) is the legal basis for application of tariffs and duty rates. It also informs any tariff-related programs, including USMCA and other Free Trade Agreements, AD/CVD, Section 232, Section 301, and many more.

There are more than 18,000 HTSUS classifications across 22 Sections and 99 Chapters. The HTSUS is 10 digits long: the first six from the HS plus two at the Tariff-Item level where duty rates are applied and two more for statistical reporting.

Topics Include:
  • Navigating the HTS
  • Classification of Parts
  • Parts of General Use
  • HTS Variants
  • Explanatory Notes
  • Legal Notes
  • How to Classify
  • Examples & Best Practices

INCOTERMS® 2020 – Buying & Selling

Get your terms right.

INCOTERMS® Rules dictate the transfer of risk and responsibility, as well as which party is responsible for specific aspects of the transaction – including the payment of duties, the import and export clearance of the goods, the arrangement and payment of freight, and more. Watch this webinar for detailed insights and expert guidance on using proper shipping terms during international transactions.

Topics Include:
  • General Application
  • Buying
  • Selling

2022 HTS Updates

The HS is used by 183 countries and in roughly 98% of all global trade.

The Harmonized System (HS) is updated every 5 years by the WCO to keep up with current conventions, new technologies, emerging trade practices, and to provide visibility and consistency to Customs administrations around the world.

Join us as we explore this 7th revision since its implementation in 1988.

Topics Include:
  • 2022 HTS Updates
  • Impacts of HTS updates
  • Navigating the changes

CTPAT in 2021

Supply Chain Resilience

CTPAT is now an industry standard. Changes to the minimum security criteria (MSC) in 2020, remote validations, and recent standards developments are requiring CTPAT program members to dedicate increased attention and resources to maintaining program membership.

Topics Include:
  • Eligibility
  • Benefits
  • Minimum Security Criteria
  • Best Practices
  • Much More

Becoming a Licensed Customs Broker 2021

Licensed Customs Brokers are a valuable asset within their organization and often play an integral role in a company’s international operations.

Analysis Show That Licensed Customs Brokers…
  • See an increase in compensation
  • Have more job security
  • Experience more professional opportunities
Topics Include
  • The benefits of becoming a licensed customs broker
  • A step-by-step guide to becoming a broker
  • Insights into Star USA’s Exam Prep Course
  • What to expect on the customs broker exam
  • 8 tips to help you pass the exam

USMCA – Rules & Application

Practicing Reasonable Care

The Customs Modernization Act makes Reasonable Care a legal requirement when importing into the United States.

Not watching your Reasonable Care duties doesn’t just leave you open to delays and confusion, it can lead to penalizing action taken against you and your goods.

In This Webinar, We’ll Discuss:
  • What reasonable care is and why it’s so important
  • What CBP is looking for • How to monitor your risk
  • How to protect your company
Topics include:
  • Classification
  • Valuation
  • Origin and marking
  • IPR
  • Forced labor

Export Licenses and Exceptions

A small percentage of exports and reexports require an export license, and it’s up to YOU — the exporter — to determine if it’s necessary.

Are you confused about whether or not your product requires an export license?

Do you understand how license exceptions work?

If you have questions like these, join us for this free educational webinar where we will cover these topics and more.

Topics include:
  • Export compliance basics
  • How to determine if you need an export license
  • Common export license exceptions and codes
  • Steps for determining if you qualify for an export license exception
  • Tools & resources