Events

Events

  • Join us for our morning program on August 8, 2018! see more

    Approved for 1 CCS/CES Credit

     

    Overview of the Port, current and future challenges and what the Port is doing to address those challenges including Port Optimizer

     

    Port Optimizer is a cloud-based software solution that enhances the supply chain performance and predictability by delivering real time data-driven insights through a single portal to partners across the supply chain. Integrating data from across the port ecosystem, combining machine learning and deep domain expertise, it helps the supply chain monitor and respond to dynamic conditions, align people and resources, and proactively communicate across functions  - enabling maximum port throughput and delivery performance.

     

    • Increased Visibility – 14 days of advance visibility of your cargo
    • Predictability – Machine learning and other analytics drive predictive performance
    • Throughput – Facilitates immediate throughput improvements.
    • Productivity – 8-12% projected productivity increases

     

    A demonstration of the Port Optimizer will be provided by Brian Hill of GE Transportation.

     

    Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.

  • Foreign Trade Association Presents: Customs Compliance for Import Personnel see more

    A 2-day Course intended for Import Compliance Professionals and Management with Import Compliance

    This is a 2-day course intended to cover the subjects and information needed by importer employees responsible for Customs and import compliance. These include internal controls, customs broker selection and monitoring, bonds, powers of attorney, managing HTS classifications and assists, post entry claims and compliance issues. The class also covers participation in Customs initiatives, such as C-TPAT, Importer Self-Assessment, and ACE Portal. 

    Topics to be Covered:

    • Establishing & utilizing internal controls
    • Customs broker selection, powers of attorney & broker monitoring
    • Types of entries, customs bonds, paying duty & handling liquidations
    • Determining and declaring a Customs value for a company’s transactions
    • Classifying imported articles, saving and utilizing classification information
    • Qualifying for the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Program and Importer Self-Assessment Program
    • Participating in Centers of Excellence & Expertise
    • Dealing with AntiDumping and Special Duties
    • Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and ACE Portal benefits
    • Qualifying (or not) for duty free exemptions and free trade agreements
    • Using TIBs, bonded warehouses, Foreign Trade Zones & drawback
    • Learning of and dealing with import restrictions and other agency requirements
    • Post entry actions – amendments, protests, claims, tenders and disclosures
    • Record keeping requirements and complying with the rules
    • Responding to Customs requests and actions
    • Dealing with liquidated damages & audits

     

    Instructor:

    Bruce Leeds, Attorney, Braumiller Law Group

     

    View/Download the flyer to learn more

  • 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.

     

     

    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

  • 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.

     

     

    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

  • 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 has offered at 10% discount on any products you purchase for this broker class.

    Instructor handouts will also be provided during class that includes 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 the Corporate Compliance Manager at Norman Krieger, Inc. He is also the President of the LACBFFA.

    Course Dates & Location
    July 24 - September 25, 2018
    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

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