CB7u—Intro to U.S. Customs Brokerage, Part 7: Trade Agreements and Supporting Documentation

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Estimated total study time: 9 hours 19 minutes [Enroll now]

This is the seventh of the nine-part series of introductory courses in the practical work of U.S. customs brokerage. This course is designed to give a general overview of each trade agreement and the supporting documentation required. Customs Brokers must learn how to properly recognize and assess whether special treatment is in order based on the country of origin and understand when to question the information. Customs brokers must also understand the ramifications of incorrect processing.

Important: This course can be taken out of sequence if so desired.

Note: The actual processing of a customs entry is covered in Part 9 of this introductory course series.

Introduction to U.S. Trade Agreements

Trade agreements help companies compete more easily in the global marketplace through reduced or duty-free treatment along with other provisions. The specifics of each agreement varies and there are many types of trade agreements. This lesson provides access to the glossary and resourses to research information when necessary.

(Estimated study time: 48 minutes)

Recognizing U.S. Trade Agreements

This lesson covers the general requirements for Customs Entry under Trade Agreements. Beginning with the background of how they were initiated, how to tell if they apply to an HTSUS classification and general requirements.

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 20 minutes)

Other U.S. Trade Agreements: Insular Possessions, FAS, Palestine and QIZ, Nepal TPP, and Japan

This lesson targets trade agreements and their document requirements pertaining to insular possessions, the Compact of Free Association (FAS), products of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Qualifying Industrial Zones, the Nepal Trade Preference Program (TPP) and the trade agreement between the U.S. and Japan.

(Estimated study time: 48 minutes)

U.S. Preferential Trade Agreements: AGOA and GSP

Some goods have a condition that must be met in order to be imported duty free or with a reduced duty rate. In this lesson we will talk about some of the regulations concerning the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Certain conditions must be met for importing at the preferential duty rate.

(Estimated study time: 58 minutes)

U.S. Preferential Trade Agreements: Caribbean Basin and Haiti

Some goods have a condition that must be met in order to be imported duty free or with a reduced duty rate. In this lesson we will talk about some of the regulations concerning the Caribbean Basin Initiative and related trade agreements such as the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA), the Caribbean Basin Trade and Partnership Act (CBTPA) and the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act (HOPE Act). Certain conditions must be met for importing at the preferential duty rate.

(Estimated study time: 53 minutes)

U.S. Free Trade Agreements: CAFTA-DR and Australia

Some goods have a condition that must be met in order to be imported under a free trade agreement. In this lesson we will talk about some of the regulations concerning the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) and the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement.

(Estimated study time: 26 minutes)

U.S. Free Trade Agreements: Bahrain, Chile and Colombia

This lesson provides awareness of the three U.S. Free Trade Agreements for Bahrain, Chile and Colombia and their document requirements to claim free trade status at entry.

(Estimated study time: 41 minutes)

U.S. Free Trade Agreements: Israel, Jordan, Korea and Morocco

This lesson provides awareness of the each of the four bilateral trade agreements between the U.S. and Israel, Jordan, Korea, and Morocco and their document requirements to claim free trade status at entry.

(Estimated study time: 51 minutes)

U.S. Free Trade Agreements: Oman, Panama, Peru, and Singapore

This lesson provides awareness of the each of the four bilateral trade agreements between the U.S. and Oman, Panama, Peru, and Singapore and their document requirements to claim free trade status at entry.

(Estimated study time: 51 minutes)

U.S. Free Trade Agreements: North America (USMCA)

Trade agreements have conditions for importing that must be met in order to receive the free or reduced duty rate. Here we introduce the most common, the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 43 minutes)