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Import Regulations & Documentation Bootcamp

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Import Regulations & Documentation Bootcamp
Import Regulations & Documentation Bootcamp

Time & Location

Jan 22, 2024, 7:00 PM EST – Mar 25, 2024, 9:00 PM EDT


About the event

Please note you will be added to Google Classrooms to prepare you for the first class. This will be a 10 week class. You will be added to the additional dates for the class via a calendar invite.

Course Description

Study of U.S. import-related regulations, and commercial and transportation documentation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the Cusfoms Regulations (19 CFR) and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United Sfafes (HTSUS). Course will cover operations and missions of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); the roles played by other import agencies; lnformed Compliance and Reasonable Care frameworks; the roles of the licensed U.S. Customs Broker; the Entry Process; the lmporter of Record; Customs Bonds; Pre-lmportation and Security filings; lncoterms 2020; Quotas, Anti- Dumping and Countervailing duties; Entry Documentation; Valuation; Tariff Classification; Country of Origin and Marking Laws; Recordkeeping; Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures; Administrative and Judicial Review; and the C-TPAT security program.

Learninq Obiectives

Students will develop an in-depth understanding of important aspects of U.S. import regulations, documentation and processes. Students will be will become familiar with the activities of various CBP officers and other personnel. Students will also become familiar with various other U.S. import-related departments and agencies export-enforcement U.S. departments and agencies, including FDA, CPSC, ICE etc. Students will become familiar with import documentation and forms, including the following: import power of attorney, Entry Summary, commercial import invoice, packing list, certificate of origin, bills of lading; and CBP forms 28 and 29. Students will learn about the import process, the clearance of imported goods by CBP and other agencies, and what to do about CBP and other agency examinations. Students will also become familiar with various government and private export-related websites and publications.


Jermeale Lewis-Johnson is a Licensed Customs Broker and CEO & Founder of Just Your Broker Inc. Leading her Customs Brokerage firm, she directs a specialized focus on Customs clearance, offering tailored solutions designed to guide first-time importers/exporters through the intricacies of international trade via education. The cornerstone of her approach lies in the Power of Good Advice, driving the success of her brokerage. With a comprehensive knowledge base covering motor vehicles, plants, food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and more, she brings expertise to diverse sectors. Beyond her commitment to training individuals for the Customs Broker exam and import/export courses, she has recently expanded services to include duty drawback and FDA registration. Committed to fostering collaboration and industry growth, she generously volunteers her time as a Partnership Co-Chair for the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) New York chapter, exemplifying her dedication to both her business and the broader international trade community.

Martin K. Behr, ESQ, CHB  is a customs and international trade lawyer admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of International Trade. Martin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, a Master of Public Administration degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a law degree from Rutgers University School of Law. He is also a licensed U.S. Customs Broker.

Martin is a former U.S. Customs officer (senior inspector and import specialist), who was stationed at land, air and sea ports of entry. While with U.S. Customs at the Port of New York/Newark, he was a member of the agency's export control branch.

Martin is also a former special agent with the U.S. Department of Defense, assistant prosecutor with the Office of the Hudson County (NJ) Prosecutor, and executive with a global FMC-licensed shipping company. He is also of counsel to GRVR Attorneys LLC (Texas) as well as a consultant to The Law Office of Yuri Starikov, LLC (New York).

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