This full day seminar is presented by Joe Wyson and Harvey Waite of OCEANAIR. They will cover topics based around the transportation of ocean and air freight. Agenda items will include: Preparation Before Shipping, Regulatory Process, Documentation, Quotes, Incoterms, Ocean and Air Freight Terminology, Transit Times, Transportation Liability, Recordkeeping, Terms of Payment.
This full day seminar is presented by Joe Wyson and Bill Connolly of OCEANAIR. They will cover topics based around the transportation of ocean and air freight and U.S. Customs brokerage. Agenda items will include: Preparation Before Shipping, Regulatory Process, Documentation, Quotes, Incoterms, Ocean and Air Freight Terminology, Transit Times, Transportation Liability, Recordkeeping, The Consumption Entry, The Entry Process, Customs Bonds, Powers of Attorney, Bindings Rulings.
This full day seminar is presented by Paul DiVecchio. Paul will cover the
new regulations that have been issued on June 8, 2008, implemented July
2, 2008 with a 90 day grace period for compliance. These new regulations mandate
that all transactions that were previously transmitted to Census and
CBP by SED must go though AES. The two objectives of the new
regulations: 1) Enhanced enforcement oversight 2) Efficiency in capturing export
data for matrix purposes by census. The key elements of the new regulations
are: 1) Penalty provisions up to $10K for failure to file and/or false statements
2) Enforcement authority extends to Commerce Office of Export Enforcement 3)
A rewrite of the regulatory guidelines. Understanding and implementing these
regulations are critical to ensure shipments are not seized and to avoid
undue exposure for potential violations.
The full day seminar is presented by Paul DiVecchio and is the entry program
into basic Export Regulatory Compliance. In today's complex political
environment, compliance with export control regulations is critical.
The U.S. government is focusing more attention on the enforcement of export
control regulations, and penalties for violating these rules are on the rise.
Your export compliance program must integrate your company's global operations,
because the U.S. government's regulatory reach extends beyond U.S. borders.
Can your company afford not to establish and maintain a comprehensive
This full day seminar is presented by attorney Stephen Leahy. He will provide
information on the basic issues one needs to know and understand for importing
into the United States. The issues that will be covered in this seminar are
classification, valuation, record keeping, marking, and admissibility. This
seminar will provide an in-depth analysis of the above issues. In addition,
there will be discussions on the applications of the various free trade agreements
and their effect on the importing process.
This half day seminar is presented by Joe Wyson and Tom Heinz of OCEANAIR.
Mr. Rick Bridges of Roanoke Insurance will be a guest speaker presenting liability
and coverage. The agenda will include understanding the sales contract and
how it relates to the Letter of Credit, in-depth review of INCOTERMS, documentation,
quotes, terminology, and areas of concern — also covering all the parties
involved in the Letter of Credit process. The seminar will conclude with a
workshop, actually being presented with Letters of Credit and walking through
the process noting inherent discrepancies, dates, and timelines. All different
types and uses of Letters of Credit will be reviewed.
This half day advanced seminar is presented by Paul DiVecchio. It is a follow
up to our previous seminar on Export Regulatory Compliance. Its purpose is
to establish and develop an Export Compliance System. In today's complex political
environment, compliance with export control regulations is critical. The U.S.
government is focusing more attention on enforcement of export control regulations,
and penalties for violating these rules are on the rise. Your export compliance
program must integrate your company's global operations, because the U.S. government's
regulatory reach extends beyond U.S. borders. Can your company afford not to
establish and maintain a comprehensive compliance program?
This full day seminar is presented by attorney Stephen Leahy. It will explore
the complex rules of classification of imported merchandise in order to arrive
at a rate of duty. The same analysis can be used for export classification
for census purposes. This seminar will provide insight into the importance
of proper valuation and classification when importing into the United States.
The seminar will review the various methods of valuation and numerous pitfalls
Cohesion Freight China, representatives of OCEANAIR, will present information regarding the process of importing and exporting with the United States as well as general information for transportation throughout the world. This half day seminar is covering both imports and exports to give a picture of the similarities and differences relating to Chinese requirements with their government agencies. Some of the topics will include: Reviewing different province customs procedures for export and import process, China infrastructure, inland transit times to and from gateways from points within China, steamship and airline capacity, GRI and PSS forecasts, effects of CTPAT, 24 RULE, AMS and 10 + 2 processes. Paul DiVecchio will review the 2007 export regulations that mandate an export license application being submitted to the Commerce Department if the end use is "conventional military" and the commodity is classified under one of 32 ECCN's that would not normally require a license in China.
This half day workshop is presented by Paul DiVecchio. It will provide a detailed
look at the step-by-step process for determining the Export Control Classification
Number (ECCN) of your item. Knowing your ECCN is the key to determining
the license requirements for your item. Technical specialists from BIS will
discuss the important steps to a successful item classification, beginning
with whether an item is subject to the EAR, the structure of the Commerce Control
List (CCL), and how to use the alphabetic and numerical indexes to help narrow
your focus during the search for your ECCN. We will walk through examples of
this procedure to help you avoid pitfalls that may lead to inaccurate classifications.
This half day seminar is presented by attorney Stephen Leahy. Free Trade Agreements
(FTAs) can help your company to enter and compete more easily in the global
marketplace. Trade agreements help level the international playing filed and
encourage foreign governments to adopt open and transparent rulemaking procedures,
as well as non-discriminatory laws and regulations. FTAs help strengthen business
climates by eliminating or reducing tariff rates, improving intellectual property
regulations, opening government procurement opportunities, easing investment
rules, and much more.
This half day advanced seminar is presented by attorney Stephen Leahy. It is in follow up to our previous seminars on Import Valuation and Classification and Import Compliance. Its purpose is to establish an Import Compliance System. From this workshop, participants will come away being able to establish an Import Compliance Manual as well as the process to establish in order to perform a mini audit.
This full day seminar is presented by Joe Wyson and Harvey Waite of OCEANAIR.
Mr. Rick Bridges of Roanoke Insurance will be a guest speaker presenting
liability and coverage. If there are problems or delays with a shipment,
the source is normally with the documentation and/or valuation. The majority
of export paperwork is not filled out as accurately as possible. Valuation
is considered to be a moving target. How do you value repairs, replacements,
warranties? How can you set up internal processes to ensure that you have performed "due
diligence" and "reasonable
care" when preparing documentation and valuing shipments? What elements are
critical to note on commercial invoices? How does that information relate
to the Automated Export System (AES)? What are the fines and penalties
for filling out these documents incorrectly?
This full day seminar is sponsored by Eastern Bank and is presented by attorney Stephen Leahy of the Law Offices of Stephen Leahy, and Joe Wyson of OCEANAIR. C-TPAT is a committed partnership between U.S. Border Protection and the import-trade community to build cooperative partnerships that strengthen overall supply-chain and border security against terrorism. This workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of the purpose and goals of C-TPAT and the need for implementation. The workshop will provide specific information as to how importers can apply for C-TPAT and the steps necessary for a successful implementation of a C-TPAT program and a successful validation of the program when subject to review by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
10+2: On January 2, 2008, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) proposed a new
rule, the Importer Security Filing (ISF). The trade industry refers to
this program as 10+2, the 10 referring to the 10 data elements required
to be filled form the ocean carrier, and the 2 referring to the 2 additional
data elements required from the ocean carrier. The enactment of this
rule is expected to become effective by the fall of 2008, or, at the
latest, Q1 of 2009. This ruling will be the most significant change to
effect the way import transactions are processed in years! It will require
major changes in the ways importers and customs brokers process transactions
and obtain the extra information that will be required.