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Featuring some of our most popular topics, our on-demand webinars offer fast, easy-to-digest information on the customs and trade topics that matter most. Start with our “Basics” series to learn the ins and outs of importing into Canada and the U.S., and check out “Incoterms” to learn about the commercial terms that govern international trade.

FDA Compliance Under ACE

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires the electronic transmission of data elements such as FDA product code; description; country of production; cargo storage status; manufacturer ID; and Shipper ID. With ACE in effect, FDA data will no longer be transmitted the Automated Commercial System (ACS), and new data elements will be added. This webinar will focus on the mandatory reporting requirements as well as changes that may affect your business.

This session is ideal for importers shipping food, drug, medical devices, cosmetics, electronics, biologics, veterinary, tobacco, dietary supplements and food related items.


The Basics: Importing into Canada

Join us for this special 2-part overview of the Canadian import process!

  • Part 1: In “The import process, documentation and release,” we’ll discuss the shipping process step by step, the documentation requirements that go hand-in-hand with your imports, and the process your goods go through as they’re released by Customs.
  • Part 2: In “Customs entry, NAFTA and e-Manifest,” we’ll go through the details of the B3 Form including tariff classification, discuss NAFTA compliance and learn about Canada’s e-Manifest initiative.

Both sessions are great for new importers looking to learn about the process, or for experienced importers in need of a refresher or looking for information about the latest customs and trade regulations.


The Basics: Importing into the U.S.

Whether you are new to the role or you simply want to get a better understanding of the customs release and entry process when importing to the U.S., this 3-part series is right for you.

  • Part 1: In “Import process and documentation,” we’ll cover the shipping process step by step.
  • Part 2: In “Classification and free trade agreements,” we’ll cover classifying your goods, including the ins and outs of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.
  • Part 3: In “Government agencies and programs,” we’ll focus on the various government agencies involved in importing your goods into the U.S.

All three sessions are great for new importers looking to learn about the process, or for experienced importers to refresh and catch up on any new customs and trade regulations that may impact their importing procedures


The Basics: Incoterms 2010

Incoterms® are internationally accepted commercial terms that determine the buyer’s and seller’s roles and responsibilities in the sale of goods.In this 2-part series, we’ll help you develop an understanding of the main Incoterms definitions and their use and risk implications, and help you define the purpose and role of Incoterms; outline the buyer’s and seller’s responsibilities for the delivery of goods; clarify who pays shipping, handling, insurance and inland freight costs; and identify the cause and effect of various types of terms.


The Basics: Valuation (U.S.)

Watch this educational session on valuation for U.S. imports and learn the importance of valuation to your business!

In “The Basics: Valuation (U.S.),” you’ll learn about the rules and methods for calculating valuation, including the six common methods. You’ll also learn about your documentation requirements, valuation best practices, and customs valuations vs. transfer pricing. Practical examples will be given to explain the different methods and situations you may come across when determining the proper value of your goods. Regardless of your size, industry or the types of goods you import, upon completion of the session you’ll have a better understanding of valuation and how to properly apply the best practices to your goods.


The Basics: NAFTA Risk and Compliance

Join us for this special 2-part overview of the ins and outs of NAFTA compliance!

  • Part 1: In “NAFTA Overview and Rules of Origin Preference Criteria,” we’ll cover the history of NAFTA and what it means to importers, and we’ll discuss using NAFTA Rules of Origin and the various preference criteria needed to properly qualify your goods.
  • Part 2: In “Importer and Exporter Obligations and Consequences of Non-Compliance,” we’ll go through who’s responsible for what when using NAFTA, and talk about what can happen should your NAFTA program be found not compliant. Potential consequences include a Customs audit or the imposition of penalties and sanctions.

Both sessions are great for importers and exporters across North America looking to learn more about NAFTA and their responsibilities when qualifying their goods.


The Basics: Classification

Watch this special 2-part session and learn what you need to know about classification!

  • Part 1: In “The importance of correct H.S. classification and tariff structure,” you’ll learn about the history of classification and its place in import/export operations and compliance. You’ll also learn how an individual tariff number is broken down into its component parts and , and how the tariff NAFTA and what it means to importers, and we’ll discuss using NAFTA Rules of Origin and the various preference criteria needed to properly qualify your goods.
  • Part 2: In “Types of duty, tools for classification and consequences for non-compliance,” you’ll learn about the different duty rates available and when they apply, as well as the basic tools available to help you identify which duty types apply to your goods. You’ll also learn about the impact classification can have on your overall compliance efforts and your operations as a whole.

Both sessions are great for importers and exporters across North America looking to learn or refresh your knowledge of the fundamentals of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) and the Harmonized System (HS).


Customs Self-Assessment (CSA)

This complimentary session will teach you the ins and outs of Canada’s Customs Self-Assessment program, also known as CSA. You’ll learn about why an importer should consider CSA, and the challenges and benefits of implementing the program.

CSA is one of the Canada’s trusted trader programs, and part of the country’s ongoing efforts to improve both security and efficiency at Canadian borders. CSA is designed for low risk, pre-approved importers, carriers and registered drivers to help simplify many of the import border requirements. This way, low risk shipments can be processed more quickly and efficiently, saving businesses time and money.

In this session, you’ll learn what you need to do in order to get approved and how best to take advantage of the program and maximize its benefits.


Duty Drawback

Watch this session and learn how you can benefit from duty drawback!

In “U.S. Duty Drawback,” you’ll learn how to find uncovered duty that could add more savings to your bottom line. This webinar provides an overview of the duty drawback process, and covers who is eligible for drawback, key considerations, required documentation, the Drawback Privileges Application Procedure, and the claim time period for filing drawback claims.

This session is great for importers and exporters looking to learn about the intricacies of duty drawback.


Canadian Sales Taxes for U.S. Companies

Watch this session and learn about how Canadian sales taxes can affect U.S. companies selling in Canada!

In “Canadian Sales Taxes for U.S. companies”, we’ll review Canadian sales tax concepts, offer examples of how they work, discuss how they affect U.S. companies with sales in Canada, and identify some special considerations.

This session is great for U.S. companies conducting business in Canada.


The Basics: Valuation in Canada

Watch this session and learn about the important role that valuation plays in your compliance management strategy.

In “The Basics: Valuation in Canada”, you’ll learn the importance of valuations, the rules, valuation methods, and how to ensure that your business is ready in the event of an audit.

This session is great for Canadian importers who want to know more about the process of determining the customs value of imported goods.


Duty Recovery

Watch this session and learn how your business can benefit from duty recovery/reduction opportunities!

In “Duty Recovery,” we’ll review specialized options, such as duty drawbacks and remission orders, and you’ll learn how to find and claim refunds.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) allows companies to reclassify a commodity within four years of importation and recover overpaid duty. This webinar provides an overview of the duty recovery process, and covers who is eligible, key considerations, and how to quantify your company’s potential recovery. We will cover NAFTA, GPT and LDCT programs, tariff reclassification, end-use, value for duty, duty drawback and remission orders.

This session is great for Canadian importers looking to learn about the intricacies of duty recovery and reduction.