U.S. Export Clearance for UK Practitioners

U.S. Export Clearance for UK Practitioners.

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This practitioner-level course introduces learners to the regulatory requirements for effecting the actual shipment or transfer of U.S. export-controlled items – from a UK perspective. These activities are commonly called “customs clearance.” This course provides an overview of these areas in relation to the relevant U.S. compliance regimes – including the Export Administration Regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Federal Trade Regulations, and Customs and Border Protection regulations – and presents information, analysis, and commentary that address issues of particular relevance to compliance practitioners operating within the UK.

These activities include preparation of customs clearance documentation, decrementation of authorisations, and recordkeeping. Specifically, this course identifies the different requirements for hardware and technical information under the ITAR and the EAR, as well as the submission methods to CBP. The course also discusses the different requirements for permanent transactions and temporary transactions. Transactions involving hand-carry scenarios, self-decrementation, domestic transactions with foreign persons, and shipments using government transport are also addressed. Most importantly, this course discusses best practices for conducting customs activities.

Upon completing your course, you will earn Continuing Professional Development units from the Institute of Export and International Trade.

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• Employees who are responsible for preparing and reviewing export control documents with regard to U.S-origin items for customs purposes
• Employees who are responsible for clearing inbound U.S.-origin items for either a permanent or temporary transaction
• Employees who interface with freight forwarders and logistics providers – both domestically and abroad
The broadest objective of this course is to enable learners to recognise the expected steps in clearing U.S.-origin items for shipment or transfer and to identify the responsible business functions. This objective is satisfied when the learner can:

Trade-Specific Objectives
• Understand the customs clearance requirements for hardware shipments and technical information transfers.
• Identify the need to provide destination control statements and classification information.
• Remember that an authorisation requires decrementation to ensure compliance.
• Recognise the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the use of exemptions and exceptions.
• Distinguish and/or differentiate between the different requirements for permanent and temporary transactions.
• Know that maintaining records associated with a shipment or transfer is critical to successful compliance.

Role-Specific Objectives
• Understand that they may be responsible for preparing or submitting customs clearance documentation.
• Recognise that they may be responsible for decrementing or monitoring an authorisation for available quantity or value.
• Understand that they may be responsible for ensuring the appropriate recordkeeping is maintained related to customs clearance.

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