Should you come forward? 

Mistakes happen! Luckily, you've got methods for mitigating the company's liabilities. We'll explore the myriad of disclosure types available and help interpret which one is likely best for your scenario. Understanding your options is imperative in these situations and we'll provide tools and insights helping you develop that much-needed confidence.

Topics Include:
  • Example scenarios that warrant filing a disclosure
  • Resources required to properly file
  • Mitigating circumstances
  • Penalties for failure to file

Incoterms® 2020 (in 2022)

Expert guidance, tips, and access to decision making resources. 

Incoterms® were developed by the ICC in 1921 and have since proven to be an indispensable tool for conducting international transactions. We focus on the high-level overview, dive into the intricacies, and make it easy to understand the responsibilities of each party in an international transaction.

Topics Include:
  • Accurately applying Incoterms® in your international transactions
  • Advantages of understanding and applying proper terms
  • Calculating the Incoterms® rule impact on your Total Landed Cost

Internal Compliance Program Training

Reinforcing risk areas and developing the right resources

Maintaining an effective internal compliance program (ICP) is of paramount importance to ensure your organization avoids costly and time-consuming inaccuracies. We are here to show you the components to building an outstanding internal compliance program and instill you with the skills to avoid the common errors that can cost you valuable time and result in penalties.

Topics Include:
  • Develop a firm understanding of internal compliance and what it should mean to you
  • Explore essential elements that promote an impactful ICP
  • Program KPIs and stress tests

ACE 101 (2022)

Your glimpse into the largest single trade window.

The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is the system through which the trade community reports imports and exports and the government determines admissibility. A full understanding of ACE and its capabilities is a requirement for any organization importing or exporting goods. Join our expert and uncover important functions within the software including: applications, reports, and how to interpret the data available to you on ACE.


Topics Include:
  • Why you need ACE and the benefits you'll see
  • How to use ACE and what to use it for
  • How to maximize the value of the software and information within


Why, How, and How Much

CTPAT is the new normal and an industry standard. Changes to the minimum-security criteria (MSC) in 2020, remote validations, and recent developments are requiring new and existing CTPAT program members to dedicate increased attention and resources to maintaining program membership. Join us as we interpret the information and explore the steps you can take towards certification and successful implementation.

Topics Include:
  • Explore the positive impacts CTPAT can have on your organization both internally & externally
  • Understand the CTPAT Process and how to become a member
  • Investigate time investments, 3rd party costs, and available resources

Becoming a Licensed Customs Broker – 2022

Exam to License to Practice

Becoming a Licensed Customs Broker (LCB) will expand your skills and confidence in your career, and we want to help you begin your journey! Let us show you the benefits of getting your Customs Broker license and give you a comprehensive guide to getting your license. Star has a reputation for successfully preparing our students for the exam and would be thrilled to have you in our next exam prep course!

Topics Include:
  • Understand the benefits and why becoming an LCB is lucrative
  • Gain insights into the requirements and costs for becoming an LCB
  • Access to powerful resources and expert advice to prepare for the exam


Opportunities, Requirements & Insights

The new duty-drawback law is the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA), which was enacted on February 24, 2016. These updates to the law provide opportunities in several areas of the U.S. economy and should be carefully reviewed by importers, exporters, & manufacturers. We'll dive in and provide a concise breakdown on determining the eligibility of your goods and maximizing the benefits of drawback


Topics Include:
  • Understanding drawback and how it applies to manufacturing
  • Determining if your business is eligible for drawback benefits
  •  Applying for drawback and capturing savings

Landed Costs

Why they matter and how to calculate them. 

There's more to transportation costs than the shipping price - taxes, customs, insurance and other fees play an integral role. These costs can have a major effect on your pricing strategies. We'll jump in and explore the key variables and how they change, providing you with tools & techniques along the way so that you'll be equipped to identify and calculate the true spend on your international shipments.


Topics Include:
  • Differences between landed costs & standard costs
  • Calculating landed costs
  • Advice & insights for controlling your landed costs
  • Recommended: Basic understanding of Incoterms® 2020

ECCN and Licensing

Legally exporting your goods and services

ECCNs are five character alpha-numeric designations used on the Commerce Control List (CCL) to identify dual-use items for export control purposes. We'll review how to determine Export Control Classification Numbers and provide strategic guidance on successfully navigating the CCL. Get the knowledge and resources you need to make license determinations and expedite the license application process.
Topics Include:
  • Understanding and using ECCNs
  • Defining & applying the term 'Dual Use'
  • Determining if you need a license
  • Applying for an export license