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Import / Export Compliance Seminars delivered on or off-site. Our training goal is to equip you to deal with your company's requirements under the “MOD ACT” and audit mode of Customs (CBP) and Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). INTERNAL TRAINING and AUDIT Internal Controls are the primary focus. Maintaining a logistical supply chain line of security is a most important factor (C-TPAT). Our aim is to provide the tools and instruction to enable you to meet legal requirements. Our goal is to provide the means to equip you meet compliance requirements of internal training and internal audit programs.. A Customs Broker License is a criteria for many company's hiring policy. Our tools include Broker Exams including Answers. "We Support Your Compliance Program".


CAN provide short WEBINAR TRAINING based upon our SYSTEM Materials for IMPORT, EXPORT, ITAR, C-TPAT

Webinar RATE $60 per hour.

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CAN provide ACCESS to our materials for your use internal training and internal audit.


OUR INTEREST/FOCUS  IS SMALL FIRMS COPING WITH REGULATIONS THAT IMPAIR THEIR SUCCESS. Unlike law firms seeking to drain YOUR profits; Most of this is based on your performance; we can help you .perform.  This is all about your performance! WE ENABLE.


BIS recommendations for compliance (IMPORT TOO).

  • Whether the company has performed a meaningful risk analysis.
    You conduct risk analyses in other aspects of your business, and you must do so in fashioning an effective compliance program as well. A meaningful risk analysis is the baseline from which an effective compliance program is designed. Among other things, you must consider the types of goods you are importing
  • The existence of a formal written compliance program.
    Without a written compliance program, there is no baseline from which to measure its effectiveness. There are no common goals set or communicated to others for the program.
  • Whether appropriate senior organizational officials are responsible for overseeing the import compliance program.
    Put people at a high level of responsibility into oversight positions for this and all other import-related matters. Please, do not leave these important issues to some isolated, lower-level person in the company. That is not the way companies deal with important issues.
  • Whether adequate training is provided to employees.
    You will have to train your employees so that they know what is required of them to be in compliance. For them to stay abreast of developments, the training will have to be ongoing. In order to hold them accountable, you will have to maintain records showing that you provided appropriate training.
  • Whether the company adequately screens its customers and transactions.
    Your program has to have put the proper controls in place, including the various import screening mechanisms. On BIS’s website, you will find "Know Your Customer" guidance, and the various lists against which you should screen import/export transactions.
  • Whether the company meets recordkeeping requirements.
    CBP&BIS have recordkeeping requirements, and you should make sure that you meet them. You should also maintain the kinds of records commonly expected in your line of business, all of which properly document the transactions in which you have engaged.
  • The existence and operation of an internal system for reporting import violations.
    Your compliance program should have an internal system through which employees can report suspected import violations. Such reporting systems provide you with the ability to look into such matters further and take appropriate action, including making Voluntary Self-Disclosures (PRIOR DISCLOSURE Customs Regulations 162.74)
  • The existence and result of internal/external reviews or audits.
    You will have to test your program by running periodic audits of some kind, which will show you how well it is working. You will have to modify your procedures in light of what those audits show. Moreover, you will need to review, revise and update your compliance programs. If you have not taken a look at your program recently, it is probably time to do so. And it is probably time to revise it, in light of recent developments that have occurred in the law, in business and elsewhere.
  • Whether remedial activity has been taken in response to import violations.Under your compliance plan, it is important that you take appropriate disciplinary actions against employees who put you at risk not merely sweep those problems under the rug. Meeting Your Burden for Great Weight Mitigation

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Meet Your Instructors

Clement Key
33 years of service with the U. S. Customs Service. The positions he held involved every area of the import and export process. Mr. Key completed classification and valuation training through the Customs Training Facility at Hofstra University, Long Island (top 25% in class). In 1980, training was received at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center on the Trade Agreements Act of 1979.
He completed Operations Analyst Specialist training in 1988 at FLETC. His work positions gave broad experience in trade as well as passenger processing. The positions he held exposed him to experience with all commodities. The last position held was as a Field National Import Specialist. This position required extensive work in writing binding and pre-classification rulings. This furnished his greatest insight on customs compliance in the three main areas, classification, valuation and admissibility. The data analysis training he received, provides knowledge as to classification methodology and insight into audit assessment. Mr. Key attended related party transfer price training in Chicago in 1993 and was an instructor to other districts in the Southeast United States. He has real "hands on" expertise.
In 1994 he received the Hammer Award signed by Vice President Al Gore for efficiency in government. He also received many other awards throughout his career. Since retiring in 1995 and founding Customs Compliance Consulting by Clement Key., he has worked as a consultant on compliance projects, as a instructor in import and export, and developed software to ease the pains of compliance.
His goal is to provide instruction from experience and to encourage global training from high school through continuing education levels. He has written eight books on compliance and is writing more in his compliance series. Mr. Key advises attendees to "know your merchandise, acquire all the tools and seek continous training."

Gerald Maready
32 years of U.S. Custom Service experience, mostly as an Import Specialist, Team Leader and Field National Import Specialist. He received classification and value training at the Customs Training Center at Hofstra University, Long Island .(top 25% in class)
Further training was received at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, in Brunswick, GA about the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, Harmonized Tariff of the US instructor training in 1987, Advanced Import Specialist in 1985, and Import Specialist Team Leader Training at Washington, D.C. IN 1991, as well as numerous commodity specific seminars.
Mr. Maready's work positions has afforded great exposure to a full range of classification, value, and intellectual property rights. He received numerous special achievement awards. Since retirement he has participated in many training sessions. Mr. Maready holds a Customs Brokers License and is a graduate of Wake Forest University