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Mastering Export Documentation: What you don’t know can hurt you!

June 22, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Have you had a shipment “stuck” in Customs because a document is missing or not filled out correctly?
Do you copy information from a prior shipping document to complete all required fields when you are uncertain about the meaning?
Has your company been charged “documentation” fees or had a shipment held up because the documents had to be corrected?

Many companies suffer unnecessary shipment delays, Customs audits, and demurrage charges due to incomplete or inaccurate documentation for shipments. During this one-day program, you will learn step-by-step how to correctly fill out international documents, where to find needed information, and when specific documents are required.

Who Should Attend?

Traffic managers, purchasing managers, shipping/receiving personnel, compliance officer, sales managers, customer service managers, and anyone involved or concerned with international shipments.

Topics Covered

  • How to use the new and soon to be mandatory ACE (Automated Commercial Environment) system for filing of EEI’s for exporters
  • Understanding and knowing when Commercial invoices, packing lists, EEI’s, and Certificates of Origin are required
  • Documents to reduce delays, eliminate demurrage, and shorten your product cycle
  • Why a DCS statement should be used on all on domestic and export commercial invoices
  • NAFTA Certificate of Origin common errors and when you should or shouldn’t fill one out

Featured Presenter

Mike Allocca of Allocca Enterprises is a nationally recognized expert in areas of export compliance and recent winner of the prestigious President’s E Award for excellence in export development training.

Space is limited. Advance registration is required.

NOTE:  Use the entrance on the front of the building, NOT the side main entrance. There will be signs posted to direct you to the training classroom.

Continental breakfast and deli lunch will be provided. Continental breakfast will be available at 8:00 AM, and the seminar begins at 8:30 AM.

SBA-eligible small business concern is a business that:

1. Is organized or incorporated in the United States;

2. Is operating in the United States;

3. Meets

a. The applicable industry-based small business size standard established under section 3 of the Small Business Act; or

b. The alternate size standard applicable to the program under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act and the loan programs under title V of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 695 et seq.);

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) size standards are found at 13 C.F.R. Part 121. Use the following sba.gov link for information on size standards for your business (https://www.sba.gov/contracting/getting-started-contractor/make-sure-you-meet-sba-size-standards/table-small-business-size-standards);

4. Has been in business for not less than 1 year, as of the date on which assistance using a grant under this subsection commences; and

5. Has access to sufficient resources to bear the costs associated with trade, including the costs of packing, shipping, freight forwarding, and customs brokers.



June 22, 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Tech Place – Brunswick Landing
74 Orion Street
Brunswick, ME United States
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