Customs laws cover a wide range of subjects, from country-of-origin marking to smuggling. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 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 your company and employees personally. If your company is involved in importation, the employees who deal with customs issues need to know the essentials of this area of law in order to avoid severe penalties against themselves or your company.
This course explains the essentials of customs law in an easy-to-understand way that enables your employees to spot important customs-related issues. The topics covered in the course include:
• The 'reasonable care' standard • Valuation of imported merchandise • Payments to be included in transaction value and assists • Recordkeeping requirements • Tariff classification • Special duty programs • Country-of-origin marking • Monetary penalties • Liquidated damages • Seizure and forfeiture