• Processing update and requirements, and affirmation of compliance overview
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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:                           Tuesday, February 18, 2020


    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 p.m.           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.

  • 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 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.

    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
    January 21 - March 24, 2020
    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.

  • Learn or review how to use the USHTS as a tool for classification and duty estimation. see more


    Understanding the United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule (USHTS)

    Approved for 2 CCS/CES Credits

    Presented by

    Norman Harris, III

    Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist

    Learn or review how to use the USHTS as a tool for classification and duty estimation. We will cover the General Rules of Interpretation, General notes, Chapter notes and headings.

    As part of the entry process, goods must be classified. 19 CFR 152.11

    Under 19 U.S.C. 1484, the "importer of record" under paragraph (2)(B), either in person or by an agent authorized by the party in writing, shall, using reasonable care by filing with the Customs Service the declared value, classification and rate of duty applicable to the merchandise.

    Prior to the Customs Modernization Act enacted on December 8, 1993, it was CBP’s responsibility to “classify” imported goods.  Classifying goods is for duty purposes and determining whether the goods are subject to quotas, restraints, embargoes or other restrictions.  CBP is now responsible for the final classification and valuation of the goods by a process called “liquidation” of the entry.

    Under 19 CFR 177 an importer may request a binding administrative ruling prior to importing.

    This course is taught by Norman W. Harris, III, a Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist. He has been a licensed Customs Broker since 1989 and Certified Compliance Manager. He is also a past president of the LACBFFA.



    Thursday, February 6, 2020 Holiday Inn
    Registration: 8:30 a.m. 19800 S. Vermont Avenue
    Workshop:  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    Torrance, CA 90502


    Sponsorships are available!

    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.


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