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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…

CTPAT

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…

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…

Drawback

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.…

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…

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ECCN and Licensing

By train@starusa.org | April 19, 2022

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…

Routed VS. Non-Routed Transactions

By Nic Arters | March 8, 2022

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…

AD/CVD Overview

By Nic Arters | February 16, 2022

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…

USMCA Qualification Process

By Nic Arters | January 12, 2022

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…

Restricted Party Screening

By Nic Arters | December 15, 2021

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…

HTSUS Classification

By Nic Arters | November 10, 2021

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…

INCOTERMS® 2020 – Buying & Selling

By Nic Arters | October 13, 2021

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,…

2022 HTS Updates

By Nic Arters | September 14, 2021

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…

CTPAT in 2021

By Nic Arters | August 11, 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. Resources…

Becoming a Licensed Customs Broker 2021

By Nic Arters | July 21, 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 Download the…