Make the most of your team, with a little help from ours.
A well-trained workforce is at the heart of any strong organization. To help your logistics and trade compliance teams become as knowlegeable and dynamic as possible, the experts at MGTA provide customized on-site and web-based training.
Our knowledgeable staff develops and delivers tailored training programs on a full range of international trade and supply chain topics – from basic awareness training to highly technical training in specialty areas.
Introductions to CTPAT
This session is designed for companies interested in applying to the CTPAT program and provides an overview of the program’s benefits, structure, requirements to join and application process.
This session is designed for CTPAT member companies and reviews the program’s supply security requirements. It refreshes staff on physical, personnel, IT and security procedures, as well as other security controls. Training can be customized to incorporate your company’s own standard operating procedures and includes training exercise and reference handouts.
Import Compliance – Country of Origin and Marking
Importers can’t mark their goods without knowing the country of origin. This session focuses on the relationship between origin and marking, and the importance of getting both right in the eyes of U.S. Customs. Participants will learn how to determine origin and proper marking techniques based on real product examples. Includes country of origin decision tree, case studies, workshop exercises and other reference material.
How to ACE Import Compliance
This session raises awareness and helps to develop skills for managing and improving importer compliance. Participants will be exposed to the basics of classification, valuation, marking, recordkeeping and more. Includes ACE Portal demo, recordkeeping checklist and other reference material.
Import Audit Prep
If U.S. Customs visited your company today, would you be ready? This session examines the different types of audits and why they occur. Participants will learn how to know when an audit is coming, how to prepare and what to expect the day of the audit. Includes checklists and other reference material for participants.
Valuation and Transaction Value
This session develops the skills to apply different methods of Customs valuation and raises awareness of the most common valuation errors made by importers. Includes real-world scenarios, workshop exercises and other reference material for participants.
Protecting Your Corporate Identity
This session focuses on proactive measures importers can take to prevent corporate identity theft — one of commercial trade’s fastest growing crimes. Participants learn what constitutes importer identity theft, the most common sources used by thieves and the best methods and tools for preventing and monitoring corporate identity theft.
This session examines importer regulatory obligations for recordkeeping, including what to keep, retention periods and proper storage methods. Includes reference handouts for training participants.
Qualifying for Free Trade Agreements
(Choose from USMCA, DR-CAFTA, or U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement tracks) – 2 Hours each
These training sessions teach how to determine if goods qualify for NAFTA, DR-CAFTA or the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement and how to properly complete certificates of origin. Participants will gain experience using rules of origin, tariff shift and regional content valuation. Includes example certificates of origin and reference handouts.
This session explores the role Incoterms play in sales contracts and how to use them for international and domestic transactions. Participants will learn the differences between Incoterms rules, seller/buyer responsibilities under each rule, the correct way to use an Incoterms rule, what’s changed in the most recent version of Incoterms and how to read an Incoterms chart. Includes Incoterms reference chart and Incoterms Quick Reference Guide.
This session demonstrates how to properly classify import and export products using Schedule B and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the US (HTSUS) using real world examples and hands-on exercises. Participants will learn how to read harmonized tariff codes, the structure of the HTSUS and Schedule B, what’s considered “legally binding” for classification purposes, how to apply the general rules of interpretation and notes, how to look up product duty rates, how to avoiding common classification errors, how to classify “parts” and sets ,and how to use classification resources. Includes workbook with training exercises and helpful reference material.
Import Do’s & Don’ts
Keeping up with importer rules and regulations can be like walking through a minefield – the wrong move can have dire consequences. Participants will discover the right way to handle import compliance, learn the role of classification and valuation, how to spot the most common invoice errors, must-haves for any free trade agreement claims and the ins and outs of import marking.
Key Export Controls
Building on the existing knowledge of the basics of export controls, this training delves further to provide a more meaningful perspective on why they are necessary. It covers why the government controls exported goods; the difference between a commodity jurisdiction and classification; the importance of export documentation, screening and recordkeeping; how to spot potential violations and tips for managing AES (ACE) filings.
Commodity Jurisdiction and Classification
Walk through the process of determining commodity jurisdiction and classification in this training session that covers both ITAR and EAR. Using a checklist designed by MGTA and publicly available reference material, trainees learn how to narrow down jurisdiction and pinpoint classification by reviewing the regulations from highest to lowest level of export controls. By the end of the session, trainees will have self-classified at least one product and will walk away with an easy-to-follow, efficient process that they can apply immediately. Recommended for engineers and industrial designers.
AES Best Practices
This training explains the intricacies involved in making sure your Electronic Export Information (EEI) is filed correctly in AES, as well as the recordkeeping requirements associated with it.
Even if an overseas client routes the cargo, the U.S. exporter (the USPPI) must still meet certain regulatory obligations. This training helps explain those requirements and how to comply with them.
Role of the Freight Forwarder
A freight forwarder is a critical part of your supply chain. Learn how a forwarder helps to assure your cargo arrives at the proper destination and what your company should be doing to ensure you’re getting the most out of your relationship.