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The U.S. Census Bureau provides valuable resources and training on understanding the Foreign Trade Regulations, classifying your commodities, filing export information, and utilizing international trade data. Learn more about these topics through our webinars, tutorials, training videos, seminars, conferences and other useful tools to help you build a strong foundation in the fundamentals of exporting.


 

presented by the
U.S. Census Bureau’s International Trade Management Division

 

This series will give you targeted training on:

All courses begin at 2:00 pm (EST) and are scheduled for 1 hour. No pre-registrations is required and Log-in details for these FREE webinars will be available 24 hours prior to each event via broadcast message. Previous webinars are available on our 2015 Trade Webinars archive page.
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
  • BIS WEBINAR ON COMPLIANCE

    Date: March 10, 2016

    This webinar will cover developing and maintaining an export management and compliance program which is highly recommended to ensure that export transactions comply with the Export Administration Regulations, and to prevent export control violations. This webinar provides an overview of the elements that BIS recommends for an effective export compliance program and the issues a company should consider in implementing and maintaining it.

    Instructor: Tom Andrukonis

    Access BIS Webinar's recording [WEBEX]

Foreign Trade Regulations
  • NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING(NPRM): FOREIGN TRADE REGULATIONS (FTR)

    Date: March 15, 2016

    This webinar will discuss the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking revising the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), Title 15, Part 30. This rule amends several sections of the FTR to reflect new export reporting requirements related to the implementation of the International Trade Data System (ITDS), in accordance with the Executive Order 13659, Streamlining the Export/Import Process for American Businesses. The ITDS was established by section 405 of the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-347, 120 Stat. 1884).

    Note: This webinar will have three follow up question and answer teleconferences.*

    Instructor: Shannon Barley

    Access FTR Webinar's recording [WEBEX]

  • NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING Q & A TELECONFERENCE

    Date: March 29, 2016

    Required Prerequisite: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

    This teleconference will address questions to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking webinar conducted on March 15, 2016.

    Instructor: Sean Kline

    Access NPRM Q&A March 29, 2016 Recording [MP3]


    Date: April 12, 2016

    Required Prerequisite: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

    This teleconference will address questions to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking webinar conducted on March 15, 2016.

    Instructor: Kiesha Downs

    Access NPRM Q&A April 12, 2016 Recording [MP3]


    Date: April 26, 2016

    Required Prerequisite: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

    This teleconference will address questions to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking webinar conducted on March 15, 2016.

    Instructor: Omari Wooden

    Access NPRM Q&A April 26, 2016 Recording [MP3]

  • STANDARD vs. ROUTED EXPORT TRANSACTIONS

    Date: May 12, 2016

    This webinar will address the two types of export transactions and the responsibilities of parties to the transactions. We will discuss how to differentiate between a standard and a routed export transaction, as well as clarify the responsibilities of parties involved.

    Instructor: Charles Gamble

    Access Standard vs. Routed Export Transaction Webinar recording [WEBEX]

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) & Trade Outreach Branch
Classification

Filing In The New AESDirect In ACE

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Watch the video on how to file in the Refactored AESDirect in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).

Watch the video for the Spanish version here.

Automated Commercial Environment/Automated Export System Export Reports Webinar

  • Date: September 17, 2015

    Presenters: U.S. Census Bureau & U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    This webinar will provide the trade community with information on how to apply for a new Exporter account and run trade export reports. In addition, updates on the AESDirect portal development and the timeline for moving AESDirect into ACE.

  • Access ACE/AES Export Reports webinar
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The Basics of Export Compliance Summer Webinar Series
This series of webinars provides you with the resources necessary to remain compliant with export laws and regulations. Download the series flyer.

All webinars are FREE and start at 2pm E.S.T.
Log-in details available 24 hours before event

JUNE
Understanding the Foreign Trade Regulations   Classifying your Product
U.S. Census Bureau
June 10, 2014
  U.S. Census Bureau
June 24, 2014
Learn the rules and responsibilities for all parties involved in an export transaction. Before you export physical goods from the US you must be aware of your role and the reporting requirements.   Need help classifying your product for exportation? Learn how to use our intuitive Schedule B Search, and gain an understanding of the classification rules.
Access June 10th Webinar   Access June 24th Webinar

JULY
Learn more about the Export Administration Regulations   Complying with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Bureau of Industry and Security
July 8, 2014
  State Department
July 22, 2014
Gain an understanding of the Export Administration Regulations, Export Control Classification Numbers, and how to file Commerce-controlled exports in the Automated Export System. Learn about the Commerce Control List, Export Control Reform, and the new "600 series," as well as existing compliance activities.   Find out about the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the US Munitions List. Understand how to be compliant when exporting military and munition items
Access July 8th Webinar   Access July 22nd Webinar

AUGUST
Sanctions and Embargoes: What it means to you?   Utilizing the Features in the AES
Office of Foreign Assets Control
August 5, 2014
  U.S. Census Bureau
August 26, 2014
Learn about sanctions and embargoes on foreign countries and entities. Learn best practices to screen denied persons and blocked countries.   Easily manage your export reporting through AESDirect shipment manager. Learn how to utilize the features in AESDirect to view and track shipments, which can assist you with internal audits.
Access August 5th Webinar   Access August 26th Webinar

Virtual Town Hall
Foreign Trade Regulation (FTR) Webinars


Come learn about what has changed in the Foreign Trade Regulation (FTR) and how that change will affect you. This webinar series was created by the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau and will provide information on the revised FTR. Best of all, the webinars are FREE.


The webinars will focus on the following topics:
  1. Changes in reporting requirements
    (i.e., used self propelled vehicles, temporary exports, and split shipments)
  2. New fields added to the Automated Export System
    (e.g., License Value and Ultimate Consignee Type)
  3. Changes in definitions
    (i.e., port of export and household goods)

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Foreign Trade Division | ftdwebmaster@census.gov |  Last Revised: November 15, 2019