May, 2016 Tuesday

8:30 AM

International Documentation Training – Spokane


May 24, 8:30 am—4:30 pm
Spokane, WA

Program Overview:
This program will help you understand when and how you should be filling out certain international documents listed below. We will go through each document, step by step, and you will know where to go and what to look for in your own documents to be able to fill them out accurately and know when they are required. Many companies are exposing themselves unnecessarily to shipment delays, customs audits and demurrage charges due to incomplete or inaccurate documentation for the shipment. Learn what documents you should be filling out and how to do so accurately to keep your customers, distributors and company ahead of schedule and save time.

Topics Include:

  • Understand how to correctly fill out: Commercial invoices, Packing Lists, Bills of Lading, EEI’s, Certificates of Origin, Dock receipts, pro forma’s
  • Shippers Export Declaration- (SED) – Understanding every field and how you are required to fill one of correctly. ( Even though we must submit them electronically (EEI), companies still use the SED to give to their forwarder)
  • How to Minimize delays in Customs by having all of the information the first time
  • Why you should be using a DCS Statement on all of your invoices both domestic & international.
  • Understanding which countries still require a wood certificate.
  • What does legalization of documents mean and for which countries is this required.
  • Pre-Shipment Inspection’s – Who requires them and how should they be done.
  • NAFTA Certificates of Origin’s – Common errors, when you should/ should not fill one out.

Who should attend?
Anyone involved with exports including: sales, customer service, traffic, purchasing, compliance, management, shipping and finance

About the facilitator:
Mike Allocca is a nationally recognized speaker and president of Allocca Enterprises, a consulting and training company that specializes in import and export procedures, regulations, documentation, classification and compliance audits. After spending over ten years as a freight forwarder, Mike conducts on-site and public training seminars domestically and internationally and works on a daily basis with importers and exporters.

Must RSVP via email completed registration form Attn: Mike Allocca to admin@alloccaenterprises.com or fax to (803)-684-8015. Please go to www.alloccaenterprises.com to pay online.

Cost is $55 per person (pre-register by May 1st) or $65 per person and includes all reference material, morning coffee & lunch. Seating is limited, payment is required to guarantee a seat.

This training usually costs $250 but is in part funded through the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant under the U.S. Small Business Administration.

For questions contact Zara Castillo at zara.castillo@efacw.org or call 206-256-6115.

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