Events

Events

  • Broker Box Information

    Please complete this form and submit payment for each of your boxes. The fee is $25 per box. The deadline to complete the form and submit payment is July 31, 2019. If we do not receive this form and your payment by July 31, 2018 your box will be rekeyed and reassigned.

  • Bring samples of styles and be prepared to classify the clothes you are wearing. see more

    3.5 CCS Credits will be accredited

    Tom Gould

    Senior Director, Customs and International Trade

    Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

     

    In this workshop Tom Gould will review a variety of apparel samples and discuss the specific features that US Customs and Border Protection focuses on when determining the correct HTS classification and duty rate.  We cover the basics of Apparel Classification and review US Customs interpretation of the different types of knit upper body garments.

    Key Topics: Knit v. Woven, Gender & Age, Resources, Definitions & Terminology, Stitch Counting of Knit Tops, Fiber Content & Composition, Sweaters, Blouses & Shirts, Tank Top, Vests, Pullover & Cardigan to name just a few.

     

    Bring samples of styles and be prepared to classify the clothes you are wearing.

     

    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

  • Learn about increased risk associated with performing transportation intermediary services and more! see more

    Increasing Duty & Risk

     

    Approved for 1 CES/CCS Credit

     

    This seminar will address the increased risk associated with performing transportation intermediary services and Customs business when:

     

    The Importer is foreign;

    Selling on DDP terms;

    Selling merchandise with intellectual property issues, and

    The merchandise is subject to 301, 232, ADD/CVD.

     

    The greater the duty, the greater the temptation, Real-world examples of:

     

    Duty theft when duty is handled by non-brokers;

    Fraud and embezzlement schemes;

    $100,000 demurrage bills, and

    Audit, broker E&O claims, and 1592 penalties.

     

    What are you doing to mitigate increasing duty and risk?

     

    Speaker

     

    Cameron Roberts, Partner, Roberts & Kehagiaras LLP

     

    About the Speaker

     

    Cameron Roberts is a partner at Roberts & Kehagiaras LLP in Long Beach, California, with more than thirty years of experience in international trade. His practice areas include customs law, export compliance, domestic and international transportation law, maritime law, trade and insurance issues. He is a member of numerous trade and legal associations. He is a past President of the Foreign Trade Association and Harbor Transportation Club. Mr. Roberts is an adjunct professor at California State University, Long Beach. He is a frequent presenter and author on topics related to his practice areas. He is a licensed customs broker (1989) and former transportation executive. He earned his B.A. degree in political science and international relations from California State University, Long Beach, and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Seattle University School of Law. Mr. Roberts has qualified as an expert witness in Federal court, is admitted to practice in California and Washington, the Court of International Trade and before the Federal Maritime Commission.

     

     

    MEMBERS   

    GENERAL ADMISSION

    Register by 06/23/19

    $30.00

    $35.00

    Register after 06/23/19

    $40.00

    $45.00

     

    About the Webinar:

    During the webinar, you will have the opportunity to send in questions to the speaker on the topics under discussion and they will be answered upon completion of the webinar. You will need access to a speakerphone and computer with internet connections and PowerPoint capability. Instructions necessary to participate, as well as the call-in number for the webinar will be included in your registration confirmation. You will need to complete the instructions prior to joining the webinar on Tuesday, June 25th.

  • Let El Camino College & LACBFFA help you prepare for the next U.S. Customs Broker exam! see more

    If you are planning to take the U.S. Customs Broker Exam, preparation is key as only a small percentage pass the test.

    Let the El Camino College and the Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association (LACBFFA) help you prepare for the next U.S. Customs Broker exam. Our 10-week in-depth course provides an extensive review of exam topics including:

    • Entry Requirements
    • Valuation
    • Classification
    • Country of Origin
    • NAFTA and other Trade Agreements
    • Broker Responsibilities
    • FP&F
    • Protests
    • Marking
    • Prohibited & Restricted Merchandise
    • Antidumping/Countervailing Duty
    • Drawback
    • Intellectual Property Rights and More!

    Previous examination questions are provided to familiarize you with the material covered and the format of the exam. Rigorous training in how to effectively research the exam questions within the time frame is also covered.

    Course Materials
    You will need to purchase the most recent edition of Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations, 19 CFR Parts 1 thru the End and The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.

    Course Materials are available for purchase at Boskage. Contact Robin R. Laraway at 269-343-6200 or 269-343-6027 or robin.laraway@thomsonreuters.com. Boskage Commerce offers a 10% discount on any products you purchase for this broker class.

    Instructor handouts will also be provided during class that include other pertinent reference materials recommended by the CBP for the exam.

    Instructor
    This course is taught by Norman W. Harris III, a Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist. He has been a licensed Customs Broker for more than 20 years and is a manager at Nippon Express NEC Logistics America. He is also a past president of the LACBFFA.

    Course Dates & Location
    July 16 - September 17, 2019
    10 weeks every Tuesday, 6:00 to 9:00 PM

    El Camino College Business Training Center
    13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250
    Rooftop and center-median parking available


    • There is 20% discount to retake this broker course if previously taken with LACBFFA.
    • Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Your registration will be placed on a wait list until payment is confirmed for this course.
    Refund Policy: Refunds will be made if a written cancellation is received one week prior to the start of class. An $85 cancellation fee will be charged. No refunds will be issued after that date.

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  • Purchase a link to the recording of the 3/11/19 ACE Portal Reports Webinar see more

    ACE Portal Reports for Brokers

     

    This webinar will provide an overview of ACE Portal Reports on how to Run, Modify and Schedule ACE reports.  In addition, available ACE Support, ACE Portal and ACE Reports Resource will be provided.  

                                                                   

                                    ACE Reports overview of the following Report Types:

    • ACH Statement
    • Entry Summary
    • Liquidation Reports
    • Reconciliation
    • Protest Filer
    • Cargo Release
    • Harmonized Tariff Schedule - PGA

     

    Speaker

    Sandra Langford-Coty, Director of Operational Development at A.N. Deringer, Inc. 

  • Reach hundreds of brokers, forwarders, and other trade industry professionals! see more

    Affiliate Member Advertising Program

    Advertising is a great way to gain additional exposure with customs brokers and freight forwarders. Members and nonmembers alike will see your ad when searching for a broker, forwarder or service provider. 

     

    Advertising Location Run Time Member Price Specs
    Website Banner Homepage Slideshow or any available custom page

    1 month

    12 months

    $100/mo

    $1000/yr

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