At Middleton & Shrull, we work to educate our clients to prevent problems from occurring. Since Customs compliance problems can affect a company’s bottom line, we believe importers should take a proactive approach to compliance.
In conjunction with this, Middleton & Shrull is offering a new series of import and export training programs. We will train your employees on site in the subjects that you select. We will focus on training all departments involved in international trade, including import/export, logistics, shipping/receiving, finance/accounting, product development, customer service, and purchasing. Oftentimes companies are unaware of the potential Customs consequences of the tasks assigned to these departments. By training these departments, the company stands to save money, prevent costly Customs violations, and establish a comprehensive compliance program. We can provide training in the following areas:
- Importing into the U.S.
- Valuation of goods for U.S. Customs purposes
- Country of origin marking
- Import Recordkeeping
- Importing Textile Products
- Preferential Duty Programs - GSP, CBI, US-Israel Free Trade
- Export Compliance
- Basics of Exporting
- Security Issues - C-TPAT, Container Security Initiative, 24 Hour Rule
- Preparing for a Focused Assessment Audit
- Executive Awareness - Why Compliance is Important
We will supply you with a brief questionnaire on your company’s import/export practices and design our training to focus specifically on your needs. For further information, please contact us at 781-272-7966, or email us.
We also offer a series of seminar classes (see "Seminars" heading on our webpage) in Burlington, MA on a variety of Customs topics, providing many benefits to those whose jobs involve Customs interactions:
- Our speakers offer a wealth of knowledge and experience in customs laws and regulations, export regulations and other aspects of international trade.
- We offer reasonable seminar fees include continental breakfast and lunch.
- The seminars provide opportunities to meet and network with other individuals involved in international trade.
- Attending seminars helps fulfill U.S. Customs requirements for training and education of employees involved in import and export issues.