Global Import Compliance
Anyone whose job includes responsibility for or involvement in imports into the United States
All businesses that import goods into the United States must comply with the laws and regulations governing imports. Without trying to address each regulation in detail, this course provides awareness-level training on compliance with some of the major provisions governing imports as found in the Tariff Act of 1930, the Customs Modernization Act, Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (HTSUS). It focuses on the all-important standard of ‘reasonable care’ and the use of the Reasonable Care checklist as formulated by US Customs and Border Protections (CBP), the agency responsible for administering customs and other laws affecting imports into the United States. The course will help users apply the checklist in practical ways to ensure or enhance compliance with import regulations in company-specific situations. Employees are given practical tools to support their company’s compliance program and to help their company reduce exposure to costly import violations, including possible civil and criminal penalties, and the disruption of business operations. In the process of compliance with regulations governing imports, such as classification, valuation, country of origin, and others, the user will also gain knowledge that could result in more favorable treatment of and the potential for cost savings and duty refunds.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by The Potomac Law Group, PLLC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with legal statutes or statutory instruments. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking independent legal advice.
- recognize concepts that define the relationship between CBP and the import community
- identify statements that accurately describe the intended use of the reasonable care checklist
- identify three key activities that take place during the entry process
- spot potential compliance issues to avoid penalties and other adverse consequences
- identify circumstances with the potential to avoid certain costs and liabilities associated with imports