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Trade Compliance Training

1. HTS Classification

Grow your HTS skills with Masters Method!

The nations leading experts in trade compliance will share our world famous HTS classification method, used by thousands of trade compliance professionals.  

2. Classification of Parts 

Masters Method will share our exclusive and famous Masters Method approach covering the HTS Classification of parts, components, and subassemblies. We’ll show you how to break down your “world” of parts and feed them through our Parts Rule. We will walk you through our entire Parts Classification process, including:


How to identify a part vs. a finished good

  • The 3 step rule for every part classification, including EO Parts, Parts of Articles, and Other Parts

  • Classification of subassemblies by name and by function 

  • BONUS: Learn and remember with real hands-on practice activities

3. Amazing 98's


We’ll introduce you to the opportunity of the 98’s and share our 4-step 98’s process to spot, qualify, document, and claim your 98’s and reduce costs. Learn: 

Topics Covered

  • How to spot potential chapter 98 opportunities. Learn how to use origin, 15+ different production processes, and physical movements to spot 98’s opportunities

  • How to qualify for the most popular 98’s claims, including 9801 and 9802

  • How to document your 98’s claim using our US customs approved documentation process

  • How to report and claim your 98’s

4. Apparel Classification

Classification of apparel is complicated. Did you know there are over 1500 unique apparel attributes? We know apparel classification. In fact, the experts at Zisser handle over 10,000 apparel classifications every month. In these special webinars we will share our proven strategies and methods to quickly and accurately classify tops, upper body garments, outerwear and other garments. If you import or export apparel, join one or all of our apparel webinars and master apparel classification.

5. Embrace ACE

Learn from the experts at Masters Method on how to leverage this valuable tool. We will show you how to break down the ACE Secure Data portal into simple and easy to understand steps. We will walk you through the entire ACE process, including:​​​​

  • How to apply for, setup, and maintain your ACE account

  • The top 11 ACE Trade Data Reports for importers and exporters, including how to run them and how to strategically use them including the Masters Method ACE Reporting Tool

  • BONUS: Knowledge is POWER! How ACE can help you deliver real value beyond compliance to other company departments. Including, finance, legal, logistics, and purchasing

For Managers:

  • Learn 5 ways to oversee and manage trade compliance 

  • Learn to identify and leverage strategic opportunities, to save money and reduce costs

6. CTPAT Management

The nation’s leading experts in supply chain security will share their top 5 C-TPAT management strategies. As a bonus, we’ll share our business partner education program!

Topics Covered:

  • External cargo management

  • Internal cargo management 

  • Physical security

  • CBP relationships

  • Updating your CTPAT portal

As leading experts in C-TPAT, we will share our detailed C-TPAT Management/Maintenance strategies and portal update requirements that meet and exceed US Customs expectations, including the following tools and forms:

  • Risk assessment tools

  • Internal audit tools

  • External audit tools

  • Data logs (i.e. business partners, drivers, etc.)

  • Training elements

  • Maintenance schedule

7. CTPAT Validation

Be ready for a C-TPAT Validation!

Be ready for a customer/business partner validation! 

Be ready for a Post-Incident Assessment! 

Be prepared for a validation or revalidation with our 5-step validation process to help you achieve success!

   1. CBP Data/ data requests

   2. Validation presentation

   3. Mock validation 

   4. Validation logistics 

   5. Validation report response 

8. Free Trade Agreements

Learn an overview of our Masters Method 4-step process to save money, reduce costs, and defend your FTA claims, including: 

  • How to spot potential FTA opportunities

  • How to qualify for an FTA

  • How to document your FTA

  • How to claim your FTA

9. Origin, Marking and Labeling 

Learn the two types of origin determination rules you must apply when importing products into the United States:

  • NAFTA rules- between Canada, Mexico, and the USA

  • Non-NAFTA rules- all other countries

Learn the five elements for correct marking and labeling:

  • Language

  • Style

  • Multiple Origin References

  • Product vs Packaging

  • Location Placement ​​

10. Auditing Mexican Operations 

How to effectively audit your manufacturing operations in Mexico. Is your manufacturing operation in Mexico compliant with Mexican Customs? Are you sure? Learn from the experts at Zisser Group as they share their effective seven point audit strategy, including:

  • Top 15 risk areas

  • Data evaluation and team member interviews

  • Identify and quantify the errors

  • Calculate potential penalties and fines

  • Rectifications

  • A corrective action plan

11. Valuation 

Learn valuation with our 5 methods to value your imports and 5 adjustments to value.

5 methods for valuation:​​​​​​

  • Transaction value

  • Transaction value of similar merchandise

  • Deductive value

  • Computed value 

  • Other methods

5 adjustments to value:​​​​​​

  • Assists

  • Royalty or license fees

  • Packing costs

  • Commissions

  • Post-import adjustments

12. Reconciliation

Did you know your reporting costs from Mexico are only estimates? Reconciliation is the best method available for reporting actual costs. 95% of all Mexico Manufacturing Operations (IMMEX) participate in the Reconciliation Program. If you’re not, you must start now to comply with US Customs. If you are already doing reconciliation, are you doing it correctly? Learn how the experts do it!


The experts at Masters Method will share their proven reconciliation process, including:

  • US Customs Reconciliation overview

  • Computed value

  • Cost submissions for capturing actual cost

  • Reconciliation entry 

  • Handling variances

Our Trade Compliance Training teaches how to remain compliant in a world were regulations are constantly changing and international business is more complex than ever. We help companies achieve greater compliance and lower risk through the following topics:

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