• Join us for our webinar on PierPass 2.0 with John Cushing, PierPass, President & CEO see more

     PierPass 2.0: What You Need to Know

    The OffPeak program will change on November 19.

    Are you ready?


    Approved for 1 CES/CCS/MES Credit


    The PierPass OffPeak program has been operating for more than 13 years.  With the upcoming changes to the OffPeak program, the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) will be due on all shifts.  This may impact you or your customers who have never registered to pay the TMF as it will be required with the changes. 

    Learn about the change directly from John Cushing, President & CEO PierPass Inc.



    John Cushing, President & CEO PierPass Inc.


    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (PST)

    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 Thursday, October 25th.




    Register by 10/23/18



    Register after 10/23/18



  • Footwear can be some of the most difficult items to classify. see more

    ATA Carnets: What Are They?

    How Do I Use One?

    Approved for 2.5 CCS/CES Credits


    Amanda Barlow

    Vice President, ATA Carnet

    Roanoke Insurance Group


    Understanding Temporary Imports and Exports with the ATA Carnet


    An ATA Carnet is an international customs document that provides duty-free customs clearance for temporary imports and exports into over 100 countries. ATA Carnet simplifies temporary entry by eliminating the need to post a temporary import bond or file a duty drawback. Virtually all goods, whether hand carried or cargo-shipped, may be covered by ATA Carnets. ATA Carnets are considered the gold standard for temporary exports!


    This ATA Carnet workshop is designed with freight forwarders and customs brokers in mind and will help you understand all the ins and outs of the ATA Carnet. The workshop will cover the following:


    • USCBP clearance of both U.S and foreign ATA Carnets to ensure the proper execution of the ATA Carnet for your customers
    • How to avoid the misuse of an ATA Carnet and how to resolve any errors before they become a Customs claim, including the right color-coded pages and dealing with erroneous stamps
    • Best practices to mitigate a Customs claim from USCBP or foreign Customs
    • Managing split shipments, partial shipments and transit operations
    • Replacing lost or stolen documents and managing theft of the goods while on ATA Carnet
    • ATA Carnet country-specific requirements and nuances
    • Extending the validity period beyond the first year
    • Dealing with the sale of goods while entered on an ATA Carnet
    • Understand the basics of Lost Document Coverage and ATA Carnet Cargo Insurance
    • The latest exemption status and interpretation for ISF, EEI filings and other government agency requirements
    • How to add ATA Carnet to your suite of services to grow your customer relationships


    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Holiday Inn
    Registration: 8:00 AM 19800 S. Vermont Avenue
    Workshop:  8:30 – 11:00 AM Torrance, CA 90502



    Sponsorships are available!


    Registration begins at 8:00 AM

  • Join the FTA for their 46th Annual Golf Tournament at the Rio Hondo Golf Club! see more

    Download the Flyer Here


    If you would like to register for more than one item for the tournament, please email Emily Gingras at for assistance with additional registration requests.

  • Processing Update and Requirements
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    Approved for 6.5 CCS credits




    Recurrent Product Code Review

    Processing Update and Requirements

    Affirmation of Compliance Overview


    Presented by:

    U.S. Food & Drug Administration


    The Division of West Coast Imports will conduct a one-day workshop for the purpose of training in the area of product code building and information requirements. The class will consist of the basic process of building the FDA product code for Foods, Dietary Supplements, and Cosmetics & Radiation-Emitting Products. It will give the students basic understanding and ability to build common FDA Product Codes. It will cover the Industry, Product Class and most importantly the Process Indicator Codes. In addition, we will explain the affirmation of compliance codes for products such as canned foods, radiation-emitting products, and medical devices.  Prior Notice questions will not be covered and should be referred to the Prior Notice Center.


    Date:                           Wednesday, October 24, 2018


    Place:                          Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway

                                        19800 S Vermont Ave, Torrance, CA 90502


                                                                8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.              Registration

                                                                8:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon          Workshop

                                                              12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.              Lunch (on own)

                                                                1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.              Workshop


    All attendees are required to bring their own laptop computer.

    This will allow you to build or look at product code in FDA portal.  If you do not have a laptop, you will only be able to listen and take notes






    Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

  • You are invited to the LACBFFA Holiday Casino Night Decemeber 13, 2018!
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    Join us in celebrating the holiday season! Bring your family, staff, and business associates to a fun-filled evening of blackjack, craps and roulette tables, great food, great prizes, and great camaraderie.

    Don’t forget about our traditional charitable raffle drawings! You can be one of five winners for a chance to have LACBFFA donate a check for $500 in your name to a charity of your choice.

    50/50 Raffle: This raffle will benefit the International Seafarers Center.

    Toys for Tots: Bring an unwrapped toy for our “Toys for Tots” Drive and receive one raffle ticket! 

    How to Receive Raffle Tickets: Register and receive $200 in scrip upon arrival to use in the casino. Additional $100 in scrip is available for purchase for $10. At the end of the evening, we will calculate your earnings and for every $100 of scrip you have remaining, you will receive two raffle tickets. Unlucky at the tables? You can purchase raffle tickets for $5 each for a chance at the great raffle prizes.

    Gifts over $25 in value will receive one raffle ticket!


    December 13, 2018

    Casino: 6:00 – 9:00 PM

    Dinner: 7:00 PM

    Raffle: 9:15 PM



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