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Webinar training for customs brokerage, freight, comnpliance and more
Whether you’re just ramping up your cross-border shipping or you’re an experienced importer/exporter concerned about a customs audit, Livingston’s online seminar series covers all the bases.

Expert customs brokerage knowledge and support

We offer everything from entry-level sessions to help get newcomers up to speed on customs and trade regulations, to more advanced sessions to keep experienced trade professionals up to date on the latest customs programs and global trade regulations and requirements. Take a look at our upcoming sessions and register for one today:

Please check back often as this page is updated throughout the year. Contact us at seminars@livingstonintl.com.

2014 Upcoming Webinars:

Duty Recovery

Wednesday April 16, 2014 1:00 PM EDT
Cost: Free
Does your company pay a significant amount of duty on your Canadian imports? Are you looking for new ways to recover or reduce this duty? This interactive webinar is designed to introduce companies to the duty recovery and reduction process by examining the options available, eligibility and requirements, and quantifying your company’s potential recovery. We will cover NAFTA, GPT and LDCT programs, Tariff Reclassification, End Use, Value for Duty, Duty Drawback and Remission Orders.

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Catch up on ATD eManifest

Thursday April 17, 2014 1:00 PM EDT
Cost: Free
The Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) recent decision to postpone the implementation of eManifest Advanced Trade Data (ATD) requirements has given importers and brokers more time to consider best practices for compliance. Join our experts and catch up on the latest eManifest news from CBSA and to learn about the upcoming requirements, as well as your responsibilities as an importer.

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Intro à l’importation aux États-Unis / Importing into the U.S. (French)

Thursday April 24, 2014 1:00 PM EDT
Cost: Free
Que ce soit une nouveauté pour vous ou que vous désiriez simplement mieux comprendre les processus de dédouanement et de déclaration à l’importation aux États-Unis, ce séminaire en ligne est pour vous. Vous prendrez connaissance des diverses méthodes de dédouanement pour les expéditions frontalières, aériennes et maritimes, de la documentation, de la déclaration en douane 7501, du rôle de votre courtier en douane et du CBP (Customs and Border Protection), ainsi que des principaux programmes applicables à vos expéditions.

Whether you are new to the role or you simply want to get a better understanding of the customs release and entry process when importing to the U.S., this online seminar is for you. You’ll learn about the different release processes for border and air/sea shipments, documentation, the 7501 customs entry, the role of your customs broker and the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the key programs affecting your shipment.

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CFIA Regulatory Changes in 2014

Thursday May 1, 2014 1:00 PM EDT
Cost: Free
CFIA Inspection Modernization affects Importers, Exporters, Manufacturers and Processors of food who conduct trade internationally or inter-provincially within Canada. Regulated parties are required under the new legislation to hold a license and are mandated to meet requirements in the areas of: preventative control plans, detailed records and recall plans. In this webinar we will discuss the upcoming changes and how they can impact the way you conduct business. Join us to find out what you need to do to be prepared.

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Preparing for Customs Audits (U.S.)

Wednesday May 21, 2014 1:00 PM EDT
Cost: Free
Customs authorities are increasing the number of audits they conduct and the use of fines and penalties. Smaller, more targeted and single program audits have been introduced, in addition to the full and comprehensive audit process. This webinar will explore the steps you can take to help your company prepare for a Customs audit. Learn about what documentation auditors look for, and understand the penalties and consequences of not staying compliant.

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Preparing for Customs Audits (Canada)

Thursday May 22, 2014 1:00 PM EDT
Cost: Free
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is increasing the number of audits they conduct and the use of penalties. Smaller, more targeted and single program audits have been introduced, in addition to the full and comprehensive audit process. This webinar will explore steps you can take to help your company prepare for a Customs audit. Learn about the documentation auditors look for, and understand the penalties and consequences of not staying compliant.

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FDA – Food Safety Modernization Act

Wednesday May 28, 2014 1:00 PM EDT
Cost: Free
Stay up-to-date on changes for importing food products into the United States. Join Livingston’s FDA Compliance team to learn about changes already in effect with the Food Safety Modernization ACT (FMSA), as well as upcoming changes. This seminar will provide a general background each of the provisions of FSMA before going into detail on the specific compliance issues that importers run into on shipments of food products. Staying compliant with your food imports can be very time consuming ― let our compliance team help you navigate through common problems and help you ensure your shipments are not unnecessarily delayed.

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Export Control Reform

Thursday May 29, 2014 1:00 PM EDT
Cost: Free
Exporting from the U.S. is a complicated process, and Export Control Reform (ECR) has added further complexity to the regulations. In this webinar, we’ll break down ECR and provide the basic information you need to form a compliant export program. We’ll cover the original Federal Register notice that provides the platform for ECR, as well as the tools the U.S. government provides to companies to assist with ECR. We’ll also give you the “need-to-know” definitions, including a review of the new “Specially Designed” definition; discuss products that have already moved from the ITAR to the EAR under ECR; and provide some best practices for implementing ECR processes into your export program.

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A leading voice for the customs brokerage industry for more than 65 years, Livingston has long-standing, cooperative relationships with customs authorities in the U.S. and Canada and extensive experience helping companies of all sizes move their goods across international borders. We’ve leveraged this experience and these relationships to create our educational webinar series, where our well-respected customs and global trade compliance experts offer their guidance on topics ranging from understanding Incoterms and export compliance, to managing NAFTA risk and preparing for a customs audit.

With over 60 in-depth, targeted sessions per year, we’ll help you get up to speed fast, update you on regulatory changes and keep your teams educated on vital customs and international trade concerns, ensuring you’re always at the top of your game.
Sign up for a Livingston webinar today!