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US Customs Compliance

This Customs Compliance training course is an important training tool for any company that imports goods into the U.S. It explains the fundamentals of customs law, the role of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in enforcing these laws and the possible civil and criminal penalties CBP may impose on violators. This is an essential customs training course for employees who deal with customs-related issues.

Geography Covered: Americas | Duration: 35 minutes


Customs laws cover a wide range of subjects, from country-of-origin marking to smuggling. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency enforces laws at the border that are administered by other federal agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). CBP has many enforcement tools in its arsenal, including civil and criminal penalties that can be imposed on both companies and employees personally.

If your company imports goods into the U.S., the employees who deal with customs issues need to know the essentials of this area of law in order to avoid severe penalties against your company and themselves that CBP may impose for customs-law violations. Proper customs compliance training is crucial to avoiding financial and reputational damage.

The topics covered in the course include:

  • The “reasonable care” standard
  • Valuation of imported merchandise
  • Qualifying for transaction value
  • Assists
  • Payments to be included in transaction value
  • Recordkeeping requirements
  • CBP record requests
  • Tariff classification
  • Special duty programs
  • Country-of-origin marking
  • Monetary penalties
  • Liquidated damages
  • Seizure and forfeiture

  • Like with all our courses, the Customs Compliance training course was written by experts and powered by world-leading regulatory intelligence, which tracks more than 900 regulators and exchanges globally to ensure the course content is always up to date.

    All our training courses are driven by practical examples and interactive scenarios to ensure users truly understand and recognize the issues of most importance to your business and learn to instinctively act to support them.

    We employ instructional design techniques optimized for risk and compliance training, enabling your business to educate in a way that reduces risk and helps you build a culture of integrity and compliance.

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