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In House Customs Seminars

Piña Customs Advisory Services (PCAS) conducts private in-house seminars customized to the client’s import requirements. Seminar topics include:

  • The Legal Requirements of Importing Merchandise into the United States:
    -An overview of the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
    -The Power of Attorney
    -The Customs Bond
    -Selecting the Customs Broker
    -The concepts of Reasonable Care and Informed Compliance
    -Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Chapters 3, 4, 5 NAFTA – “Trade in Goods”:
    -The NAFTA Rules of Origin
    -Preparing the NAFTA Certificates of Origin
    -NAFTA Origin Verifications
    -Exporter’s / Importer’s Responsibilities
  • The Customs Valuation of Imported Merchandise:
    -Transaction value
    -Deductive value
    -Computed value
    -The Actual Cost Submission Report and the ACS Reconciliation Prototype
  • Reducing Customs duties and fees by Using Preferential Tariff Provisions:
    -9801.00.10, HTSUS
    -9801.00.20, HTSUS
    -9802.00.50, HTSUS
    -9802.00.80, HTSUS
  • The Classification of Imported Merchandise:
    -The General Rules of Interpretation
    -Parts and Accessories
  • Country of Origin Marking Requirements:
    -Marking requirements
    -Marking Penalties
  • Determining the Country of Origin of Imported Goods:
    -The traditional substantial transformation test
    -Determining the country of origin of goods produced in North America- the Part 102
    Rules of Origin.
  • 19 U.S.C. §1592 Penalties:
    -The Pre-penalty Notice
    -The Penalty Notice
    -Levels of culpability: negligence, gross negligence and fraud.
    -Guidelines on reporting mistakes to Customs.

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