Basics of Importing - Virtual

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Community, Staff

This live virtual training takes place over three (3) days to provide you with six (6) hours of valuable content that attendees would receive from one of our full-day, in-person sessions. Join us during these live virtual sessions on January 19, 20, & 21 from 9-11 am each day to learn the Basics of Importing.

This informational seminar will provide you with a detailed understanding of how to import goods efficiently and effectively. Learn about the regulatory framework of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other import agencies that oversee imported goods, as well as, best practices that may prevent additional costs to your global supply chain while avoiding fines and penalties.

Topics Covered:

  • Understanding Import Transaction Structures
  • History of Customs & Mod Act
  • Entry of Merchandise
  • Important Import Data
    • Value of goods and assists
    • HS Classification
    • Country of Origin
  • Post Entry Procedures
  • Import Compliance Best Practices
  • Record-Keeping Requirements
  • Duty Drawback & Foreign-Trade Zones

The sessions deliver six hours of virtual Basics of Import training over three days as follows and will include digital resources to assist in learning the material and as a future reference for your business:

  • Session One: Tuesday, January 19th  |  9:00 to 11:00 AM EST
  • Session Two: Wednesday, January 20th  |  9:00 to 11:00 AM EST
  • Session Three: Thursday, January 21st  |  9:00 to 11:00 AM EST

A link to the virtual training will be sent to registrants 24 hours before the first session.


VAGTC's Live Virtual Training Policy - Van Andel Global Trade Center’s (VAGTC) reserves the right to record live virtual training sessions for archival purposes, on-demand library purposes, or makeup sessions for paying registrants who may have missed a session due to extenuating circumstances. Live virtual training sessions will not be recorded for attendee distribution purposes following the session. Global trade is an ever-changing landscape and VAGTC believes offering live virtual training where attendees can ask questions and receive responses in real-time is crucial for the success of learning trade topics and is an added value for those attending these events.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


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This event is recurring on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 and Thursday, January 21, 2021.

Contact Information


Phone Number: 616-331-6811

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Van Andel Global Trade Center


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