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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

USMCA – Rules & Application

By Nic Arters | June 9, 2021

This webinar discusses the methods and practices that will help keep you informed and in compliance with the US-Canada-Mexico Free Trade Agreement. Resources 2021 06 08.USMCA Webinar Slides Example USMCA Certification CBP CoO Template (use Adobe for viewing) USMCA Implementing…

Best Compliance Practices in Remote Work

By Melissa Merkle | March 19, 2021

Critical Considerations to Maintain Regulatory Awareness Over the past year, businesses across the world have been forced to revamp their working models and has led to a large proportion of the workforce being asked to work remotely.  There is a…

Practicing Reasonable Care

By Nic Arters | February 18, 2021

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…

Export Licenses and Exceptions

By Nic Arters | February 18, 2021

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. If you have questions like these, join us for this free educational webinar where we…