Global Trade Compliance Support Services

Global Trade Compliance Support Services


Is your company (or members of your association, chamber, or trade group) involved in the import or export of products or materials? If the answer is yes, then you should consider a Logistics Plus® Compliance Training Program to get a better understanding of the regulations and procedures that must be followed when shipping globally. The Logistics Plus Global Trade Compliance Team is experienced and licensed to help companies with all aspects of international trade. Our training programs are tailored for your industry, and include the following important topics:

  • Export Regulations & Compliance
  • How to Create an Effective Export Management Compliance Program (EMCP)
  • Export Letters of Credit
  • Understanding NAFTA and other U.S. Free Trade Agreements
  • Incoterms® 2010 and Creating Export Quotations
  • Import Entry Process and Security Filings
  • Duty Drawback and Customs Valuation
  • And much more!

Visit our website to Learn More about our Global Trade Compliance programs. If you’re ready to schedule on-site or online training for your company or organization, or if you’d simply like more information, please contact Adam Mook, our compliance department manager. Even if you’re not interested in a full-blown training program, our experts can provide valuable services to help you simplify the complexity of trade regulations and create procedures to keep your company in compliance.

We’ve provided training for numerous companies, business development offices, and associations. We know that our training and our passion for excellence could save companies thousands of dollars and major headaches on their imports and exports! (Don’t believe us? Just read the following Bureau of Industry and Security “Don’t Let This Happen to You” document).

Congratulations to our newest Licensed Customs Broker!

Congratulations to our newest Licensed Customs Broker!

Licensed Customs BrokerAll of us here at Logistics Plus would like to congratulate Gretchen Blough, our Import Compliance Specialist, on a very important achievement. This past week, Gretchen earned her Customs Broker License through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of International Trade. Gretchen put in a lot of hard work and many hours of studying into earning this certification. It will serve her well as we continue to grow Logistics Plus global trade compliance services.

Customs brokers are private individuals, partnerships, associations or corporations licensed,regulated and empowered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assist importers and exporters in meeting Federal requirements governing imports and exports. Brokers submit necessary information and appropriate payments to CBP on behalf of their clients and charge them a fee for this service.

Brokers must have expertise in the entry procedures, admissibility requirements, classification, valuation, and the rates of duty and applicable taxes and fees for imported merchandise. There are approximately 11,000 active licensed Customs brokers in the United States.

If you’re reading this article and you are with a business that has import/export shipping needs, please let us help you with this very complex, but important part of global logistics. Logistics Plus can help you with importing and exporting services, compliance management, international traffic regulations, harmonized system training, NAFTA audits, duty drawbacks, and more. We promise that Gretchen, and the rest of our compliance team, will give you that extra “plus” attention you need to be successful in all aspects of global trade compliance! Contact us for more information, or give us a call at 1-866-LOG-PLUS.

Increased Inspections at U.S. Ports

Customs ComplianceWe have seen a rise in the number of Department of Agriculture holds in all U.S. ports recently.  Please be advised that the Department of Agriculture is responsible for inspecting to make sure that all wood packaging is compliant, so even imported commodities that are not normally under Agriculture jurisdiction are subject to these holds.

In-House Compliance Training

We offer these topics and tailor them to your company’s products:

  • Export Regulations & Compliance:  U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
  • Creating an Effective Export Management Compliance Program (EMCP)
  • Developing an Export Strategy:  Exploring International Markets & Creating an Export Marketing Plan
  • Understanding NAFTA and other U.S. Free Trade Agreements
  • Export Regulations & Compliance:  U.S. State Department International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Understanding Incoterms® 2010 and Creating Export Quotations
  • Export Procedures & Documentation Training:  Basics of Exporting
  • Export Procedures & Documentation Training:  Advanced Export Logistics Training
  • Introduction to Importing
  • Import Entry Process
  • Importer Security Filings
  • Duty Drawback
  • Chapter 98 Returns to the US
  • Duty Drawback
  • Valuation for Customs Purposes
And did you know that your company may be eligible for reimbursement from your state government for this training?  Contact Adam Mook, LPI Compliance Department Manager at 814-464-1722 or for details.