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USMCA & Other FTAs

By train@starusa.org | March 8, 2023

Avoid mistakes & leverage duty preference options.  Don’t be hasty with your USMCA Certifications! Do you know what you’re signing and what your responsibilities are?…

Modernized Broker Regulations

By train@starusa.org | January 17, 2023

Ch-ch-ch-changes 19 CFR recently got a pretty big update, as CBP modernized the customs broker regulations. This includes national permits, fee amounts, responsible supervision, records…

DDTC: ITAR Compliance Program Guidelines

By train@starusa.org | January 5, 2023

The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) is publishing new ITAR Compliance Program Guidelines. These guidelines give an overview of a solid compliance program, and…

CBP: North Pole News

By train@starusa.org | January 5, 2023

CBP is putting out a parody YouTube newscast for the holidays. Videos cover Forced Labor, Environmental Crimes, Trade Agreements, Intellectual Property Rights, among other things.…

OFAC: Settlement with Danfoss

By train@starusa.org | January 5, 2023

OFAC has announced their settlement with Danfoss, a Danish company that sells refrigeration and cooling products. Danfoss has agreed to pay $4,379,810 for potential civil…

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CBP: Customs Broker Guidance for the Trade Community

By train@starusa.org | January 5, 2023

CBP has published version 1.1 of the Customs Broker Guidance for the Trade Community. This provides tools and information to the customs broker community. Read More

Forced Labor

By train@starusa.org | December 19, 2022

Accuracy, Audits, Partners, & Obligations A Priority Trade Issue and hot topic, Forced Labor enforcement is happening. Join us as we walk through the way that CBP is approaching it, tools you can use to guide your organization through the…


By train@starusa.org | November 18, 2022

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…

Incoterms® 2020 (in 2022)

By train@starusa.org | November 3, 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,…

Internal Compliance Program Training

By train@starusa.org | October 7, 2022

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…

ACE 101 (2022)

By train@starusa.org | August 18, 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…


By train@starusa.org | July 28, 2022

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…

Becoming a Licensed Customs Broker – 2022

By train@starusa.org | July 12, 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…


By train@starusa.org | June 15, 2022

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…

Landed Costs

By train@starusa.org | May 11, 2022

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…