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International Trade Training

If your business needs training in specific subjects related to global trade compliance, Integrity International Trade Consulting LLC could easily customize courses or presentations to meet your unique learning objectives. Training can be provided at your facility, online or at our training center in Charleston, SC. For more information, please contact us.

Valuation Law: Transaction Value

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Charleston Airport
Date: February 27, 2017
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: $295.00
CCS: 6.5

Nearly all customs administrations of the current 164 WTO members value imported goods in terms of the provisions adopted in 1994 by the WTO Agreement on Customs Valuation. Presently more than 90% of world trade is valued on the basis of the transaction value method.
Throughout this training you will be taught transaction value as the basis of appraisement as related to the WTO Agreement on Customs Valuation:
Topics Include:

  • What is Transaction Value
  • When Transaction Value cannot be used
  • Defining and determining the price actually paid or payable
  • Identifying the dutiable statutory additions:
    • Selling Commissions
    • Royalties
    • Assists
    • Proceeds
    • Packing

*Attendees should bring their own copies of the 19 CFRs.

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Managing Compliance for Antidumping and Countervailing Duties Risk

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Charleston Airport
Date: March 1, 2017
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $150.00
CCS: pending

Antidumping and Countervailing duties (ADD/CVD) provides a great and ever-changing financial risk for importers. It is vital for importers to understand how ADD/CVD can impact their business, while proactively ensuring compliance and managing risk. If ADD/CVD is not a focal point importers can be significantly impacted by being exposed to potentially significant duty and penalty payments that could have a lasting effect on the import activity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of antidumping and countervailing duties
  • The role of government agencies when dealing with anti-dumping and countervailing duties
  • Understanding key steps to manage anti-dumping and countervailing compliance
  • Frequently asked Questions concerning antidumping and countervailing duties

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Customs Broker Exam Bootcamp

Location: Residence Inn by Marriott, Mount Pleasant, SC
Date: Friday, March 3 - Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time: 5pm-9pm Friday; 8:30am-4:30pm Saturday-Sunday
Cost: $495.00
CCS: Pending

The Customs Broker Exam Bootcamp provides students with the tools necessary to effectively prepare for the Customs Broker Exam. More than a basic review, this course offers a thorough overview of the Customs Federal Regulations and Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, focusing on highly-tested topics found on past exams, including:

  • The Role of a U.S. Customs Broker
  • Entry and entry summary requirements
  • Classification of merchandise
  • Valuation of merchandise
  • Free trade agreements
  • Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures
  • Bonds and bonded facilities
  • Country of origin marking

Prior exams will also be employed to help students formulate and practice test-taking strategies, the instructor will provide guidance as to how to best utilize the allotted exam time, and how to tab your HTS.
*Attendees should bring their own copies of the HTSUS and 19 CFRs.

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Introduction to Importing into the U.S., Compliance Tips, & Understanding Incoterms-Terms of Sale

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Charleston Airport
Date: Coming soon!
Time: TBA
Cost: $295.00

Many new and experienced importers do not fully comprehend Importing into the United States and the importance of properly managing the day-to day procedures that occur when managing an import operation.

Incoterms is the terminology the freight industry uses when moving goods internationally. Many importers/exporters don’t understand the use of Incoterms and don’t realize that they are synonymous to payment terms. This training covers the most common Incoterms used in international trade. This training will cover key topics to help you understand Incoterms-Terms of sale.

Topics Include:

  • Importing into the United States
  • Customs Compliance Tips
  • Commonly used Incoterms
  • Tips for learning Incoterms
  • Helpful rules when using Incoterms

Harmonized System: Classification of Merchandise for Import and Export

Location: TBA
Date: Coming soon!
Time: TBA
Cost: $295.00
CCS: 6.5

The classification of commodities exported from the United States or imported into the United States is complex. Pursuant to the Customs Modernization Act, it is responsibility of the importers/exporters to use "reasonable care" to "classify" goods and provide sufficient information to assist Customs and Border Protection in assessing duties, collecting accurate statistics, and determining if applicable legal requirements are met.

This training is comprehensive and will make a difficult subject easier to grasp. Throughout this training you will learn:

  • Overview of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of United States
  • Introduction to Classification
  • General Rules for Interpretation (1-6)
  • Additional U.S. Rules of Interpretation
  • Importing vs Exporting (HTSUS vs. Schedule B)

*Attendees should bring their own copies of the HTSUS and 19 CFRs.

Other Areas of Expertise/Training:
1. Importing into the United States
2. Entry Process
3. Rules of Origin
4. Country of Origin Marking
5. Intellectual Property Rights
6. Trade Preference Programs/Free Trade Agreements
7. Related Party Transactions
8. Recordkeeping Requirements
9. Customs Broker Compliance
10. Penalties and Liquidated Damages
11. Drawback
12.  U.S. Customs Broker Prep Training Courses
Plus much more…..

Some of our specialties include:

Entry Requirements

U.S. Customs Brokerage Training

Marking Requirements


Intellectual Property Rights

Free Trade Agreements

Preferential Tariff Treatment

Customs Valuation

What people say about us

  • Instructor Kelli Thompson is one of the most professional instructors that I have ever had. Her effective teaching skills and knowledge of the job are extraordinary. Her excitement about trade and use of creative scenarios gets the students really involved in learning. She takes subject matter that could be very dry, and she transforms it into something dynamic and interesting. I think the combination of having someone with such a strong background in teaching - combined with a strong background as an Import Specialist - is very effective.

  • I felt that our full-time instruction was beyond beneficial. The Ms. Thompson was prepared and knowledgeable in the aspects they were teaching. It was great to see so much enthusiasm and understanding from our instructor.

  • Ms Thompson is an amazing instructor! She is high energy and uses repetition and examples in a way that helps me to learn. She is a great coordinator and very organized!