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Thursday September 22, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM CDT
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Check-in & Breakfast at 8 AM. Program at 8:30 AM.




Houston Community College - Spring Branch Campus 
1010 W. Sam Houston Parkway North
Eagle Room
Houston, TX 77043


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The Houston District Export Council's Export University Program invites you to a day focusing on business issues around international expansion and global growth

  (Level 200 Course)
Presented by the Houston District Export Council

How to clear Customs in 85 countries without paying duties and import taxes...

Using ATA Carnets to Save Money,


Export & Foreign Clearance Documentation 

Tactics for Success

September 22, 2016


Cost: $65.00

(Includes Presentation & Light Breakfast)


Please register by clicking the link below!


Export University...

is a series of courses on international trade topics coordinated by the District Export Council (DEC), a volunteer, non-profit organization associated with the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce. DEC Members are appointed by the Commerce Secretary to provide mentoring on exporting. The objective of the Export University is to enhance the skills of U.S. Business to better compete in the global market place.


Course Details:


ATA Carnets -

Does your company ship exhibits to international trade shows?

Do you service projects in foreign countries?

Do you travel with samples and prototypes to promote new products?

Do your customers do these things?


If you answered yes to any of these questions above then you should attend this ATA Carnet Workshop.


Those that attend will learn how using ATA Carnets can help your company expand into international markets efficiently and cost effectively and in compliance with U.S. and international customs regulations. Learn from real life case studines and get all the tools you need to implement a compliant temporary export and import ATA Carnet program for your company.


Export & Import Documentation - Learn why the commercial and transport documents produced are so important and how to make them more effective. Understand their impact on customs clearance and payment while learning best practices for accurate and efficient preparation in internationally accepted formats.


This workshop will cover the following best practices:


- USCBP clearance of ATA Carnets to ensure the proper execution of the ATA Carnet

- How to avoid the misuse of an ATA Carnet

- Best practices to mitigate a Customs claim form or foreign customs

- Managing split shipments, partial shipments and transit operations

- Replacing lost or stolen documents and managing theft of the goodss while on ATA Carnet

- ATA Carnet country specific requirements and nuances

- Avoid issues by embracing the "3 C's of Documentation"

- Connect with international resources to understand import/export requirements around the


- Using an International Document Checklist

- Tips from lessons learned for preparing quotations through to final invoiceing including

   transport documents

- Tips for document control, management, and retention


Workshop Speakers:

Amanda Barlow: Vice President of ATA Carnet for Roanoke Insurance Group

Cheryl Fee: Founder and Principal of Proven Logistics Solutions (PLS)

Export U presenters are international trade practitioners who are associated with or recruited by members of the HDEC.

Thank you for your interest in Houston DEC sponsored events.
We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.


Nancy Webb
Houston District Export Council - Export University Chair


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Export University® and Excellence in Export Education® are registered service marks of Export University, Inc. used herein under license from Export University, Inc. Export University courses are offered exclusively by District Export Councils in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service.