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In today's global marketplace, you need a keen understanding of international business strategies and practices – and a competitive edge.

Our Import/Export specialty is designed for those who want to start or expand their own import or export business and professionals who seek entry or career advancement companies that require enhanced importing or exporting skills, including:

  • Ocean carriers
  • Customs house brokers
  • Freight forwarders and terminal operators
  • Warehouses and trucking companies
  • Banks and other financial institutions

Many of the Import/Export courses and seminars offered by Baruch’s Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS) division have been approved by the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) to offer CEUs that can be used to satisfy the continuing education requirements for those holding the Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) and Certified Export Specialist (CES) designations. Assignment of CEUs for approved courses must be requested upon registration by sending an email including student name, course name and semester to andrea.huda@baruch.cuny.edu. 

CAPS courses provide a practical, hands-on and comprehensive understanding of all facets of the Import/Export business ranging from tariff classification and customs valuation to NAFTA and e-commerce.

Baruch College, a global business leader, has one of the most comprehensive international trade programs on the East Coast.  All CAPS International Trade courses and certificates are offered in partnership with Baruch's prestigious Weissman Center for International Business.

International Trade: Embarking on the Global Marketplace(click to view)
This course reviews the environmental factors affecting trade, the elements of an international contract, dispute resolution, rates of exchange, pricing terms, negotiation terms and communications, transportation, financing procedures, documentation, insurance, information resources, government regulations and international trade organizations. The course is designed to serve the student who is new to international trade, as well as the student who has limited experience in international trade.
Semester F15 - IEM000101C - $719.00
Instructor: Staff, Baruch (10 Sessions)
Days: MON
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
9/21/2015 - 11/30/2015



Semester F15 - IEM0001X2 - $719.00
Instructor: Staff, Baruch (10 Sessions)
Days: MON/WED
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10/5/2015 - 11/9/2015



This course is approved by The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. to offer CEUs applicable to the continuing education requirements of professionals holding the Certified Export Specialist (CES) or Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designations. To receive CEUs for this course, please email your request to andrea.huda@baruch.cuny.edu upon registration.

Import Regulations And Documentation(click to view)
This course is an important step in meeting the standards established by US Customs. It covers the harmonized tariff schedule and classification process, valuation of merchandise, special import issues, entry types and procedures, preparation and use of entry documents, the liquidation process, penalties and liquidated damages, Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT), advanced electronic data-entry processes and all documentation pertaining thereto. Students also analyze the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. NEI 20 CCS Units upon request
Semester F15 - IEM000201C - $719.00
Instructor: Staff, Baruch (10 Sessions)
Days: TUE
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
9/29/2015 - 12/1/2015



This course is approved by The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. to offer CEUs applicable to the continuing education requirements of professionals holding the Certified Export Specialist (CES) or Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designations. To receive CEUs for this course, please email your request to andrea.huda@baruch.cuny.edu upon registration.

Tariff Classification & Customs Valuation(click to view)
This class concentrates on tariff classification and customs valuation offering an in-depth understanding of these issues. Topics include: section and chapter notes, determining the essential character of a product, special classification provisions, six methods of valuation and obtaining and challenging a classification. Students will thoroughly review the customs valuation laws with an emphasis on both compliance and the opportunity to reduce duty. This topic is vital for preparing to take the Customs Broker License Examination. NEI 20 CCS Units
Semester F15 - IEM000301C - $719.00
Instructor: Staff, Baruch (10 Sessions)
Days: WED
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
9/16/2015 - 12/2/2015



This course is approved by The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. to offer CEUs applicable to the continuing education requirements of professionals holding the Certified Export Specialist (CES) or Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designations. To receive CEUs for this course, please email your request to andrea.huda@baruch.cuny.edu upon registration.

Legal Aspects Of International Trade(click to view)
This course will provide an overview of the regulatory environment that affects international business. Students will review the laws that impact imports and exports. Topics covered will include a comparison of different legal systems, agency and distribution agreements, joint ventures and licensing, intellectual property rights, dispute resolution, trading blocs and tax treaties, antidumping and countervailing duties, product liability and environmental laws. NEI 20 CCS/CES Units
Semester F15 - IEM000401C - $719.00
Instructor: Staff, Baruch (10 Sessions)
Days: WED
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
9/16/2015 - 12/2/2015



This course is approved by The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. to offer CEUs applicable to the continuing education requirements of professionals holding the Certified Export Specialist (CES) or Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designations. To receive CEUs for this course, please email your request to andrea.huda@baruch.cuny.edu upon registration.

Customs Law(click to view)
This course provides a strategic legal perspective to importing requirements and customs rules. There will be a review of US Customs with an emphasis on current compliance issues. The course will also address transfer pricing, change of practice, trans-shipment, country origin rules, anti-dumping implications, customs reorganization, the penalty framework and revised guidelines, valuation statute issues, buyer/seller identification and the establishment of sale of exportation to the US. Actual case studies are used. NEI 20 CCS Units
Semester F15 - IEM000501C - $719.00
Instructor: Staff, Baruch (10 Sessions)
Days: THU
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
9/17/2015 - 11/19/2015



Semester F15 - IEM0005X2 - $719.00
Instructor: Staff, Baruch (10 Sessions)
Days: TUE/THU
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11/12/2015 - 12/17/2015



This course is approved by The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. to offer CEUs applicable to the continuing education requirements of professionals holding the Certified Export Specialist (CES) or Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designations. To receive CEUs for this course, please email your request to andrea.huda@baruch.cuny.edu upon registration.

Export Regulations & Documentation(click to view)
The student will be introduced to US government regulations, such as the Bureau of Industry and Security, CCL and license exceptions, boycott regulations, export documentation licenses, denied parties lists, State Department ITAR regulations, scheduled B classification and valuation, the Automated Export System and documents used to support export transactions. There will also be discussion about hazardous materials, automated systems and claims. NEI 20 CES Units
Semester F15 - IEM000601C - $719.00
Instructor: Staff, Baruch (10 Sessions)
Days: MON
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
9/21/2015 - 11/30/2015



This course is approved by The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. to offer CEUs applicable to the continuing education requirements of professionals holding the Certified Export Specialist (CES) or Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designations. To receive CEUs for this course, please email your request to andrea.huda@baruch.cuny.edu upon registration.

International Payments: Terms & Procedures(click to view)
Banking terms and procedures as used in international trade are unique. In this course, the student will learn about drafts or bills of exchange, bills of lading, insurance and commercial invoices. Methods of payment such as cash in advance, open accounts, collection and the various types of letters of credit will also be addressed. Risks, amendments and discrepancies, Uniform Customs and Practices for Documentary Credits (600), Uniform Rules for Collections (URC 522), Bankers Acceptances, Standby Letters, back-to-back Letters of Credit and special-purpose Letters of Credit are also addressed. NEI 20 CCS/CES Units
Semester F15 - IEM000701C - $719.00
Instructor: Staff, Baruch (10 Sessions)
Days: MON
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
9/21/2015 - 11/30/2015



This course is approved by The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. to offer CEUs applicable to the continuing education requirements of professionals holding the Certified Export Specialist (CES) or Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designations. To receive CEUs for this course, please email your request to andrea.huda@baruch.cuny.edu upon registration.

Export Controls & Licenses(click to view)
This course will provide an in-depth analysis of the various aspects of US government regulations and licenses relating to exports. The student will develop a complete understanding of export clearance procedures and the responsibility for knowing the end-user and end-use of their product, will gain an in-depth understanding of the Export Administration Regulations, International Trafficking in Arms Regulations, determination of license requirements and classification of all products under schedule B and will be provided with practical advice on how to work with government agencies such as the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Food & Drug Administration, the State Department, the Department of Defense and the Department of Commerce. NEI 20 CES Units
Semester F15 - IEM000801C - $719.00
Instructor: Staff, Baruch (10 Sessions)
Days: TUE
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
9/29/2015 - 12/1/2015



This course is approved by The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. to offer CEUs applicable to the continuing education requirements of professionals holding the Certified Export Specialist (CES) or Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designations. To receive CEUs for this course, please email your request to andrea.huda@baruch.cuny.edu upon registration.

International Logistics For The 21St Century(click to view)
This course provides an in-depth examination of the major issues and practical concerns confronting 21st century global logistics. This course will cover regulatory, documentary and operational issues affecting the movement of freight on the ocean, including the structure of the cargo liner industry, vessel types and usage, shore side operations, Intermodalism, the role of the Federal Maritime Commission, service contracts, selecting the right ocean carrier, the role of intermediaries, NVOCC operations and functions, shippers associations, pricing structure and calculation, manifests and cargo documentation and utilizing the Internet as an information resource. Also to be covered are air shipment, specifically the Air Cargo Tariff, IATA, air rates, fees and surcharges, combination carriers, all cargo carriers, all freight consolidators, integrators, motor carriers hauling expedited air freight, airlines and forwarders/consolidators, Waybill, the Warsaw Convention and the shipping and marking of hazardous materials by air.
Semester F15 - IEM000901C - $719.00
Instructor: Staff, Baruch (10 Sessions)
Days: WED
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
9/16/2015 - 12/2/2015



This course is approved by The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. to offer CEUs applicable to the continuing education requirements of professionals holding the Certified Export Specialist (CES) or Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designations. To receive CEUs for this course, please email your request to andrea.huda@baruch.cuny.edu upon registration.

Establishing & Organizing An Import Business(click to view)
Importing into the US can be lucrative. This course provides a detailed approach to developing a new import business or updating an existing one. Students will be introduced to the concepts of a business plan, operational procedures and calculation of pricing including freight and duty charges. Students will review case studies and simulate actual transactions. NEI 20 CCS Units
Semester F15 - IEM001001C - $719.00
Instructor: Staff, Baruch (10 Sessions)
Days: MON
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
9/21/2015 - 11/30/2015



This course is approved by The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. to offer CEUs applicable to the continuing education requirements of professionals holding the Certified Export Specialist (CES) or Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designations. To receive CEUs for this course, please email your request to andrea.huda@baruch.cuny.edu upon registration.

Establishing & Organizing An Export Business(click to view)
This course offers students practical approaches and techniques for successfully introducing and establishing product lines overseas. Students will be required to complete an ongoing research project to assess an initial international market potential. Interactive class discussions are emphasized. Topics covered will include evaluating your potential target market, locating sources of information, determining your role, supply relationships and negotiations, export versus wholesale pricing, preferring quotes, creating priced models, evaluating competition, planning overseas trips and global negotiations, mastering local culture and business practices and the marketing promotional mix. NEI 20 CES Units
Semester F15 - IEM001501C - $719.00
Instructor: Staff, Baruch (10 Sessions)
Days: THU
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
9/17/2015 - 11/19/2015



This course is approved by The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. to offer CEUs applicable to the continuing education requirements of professionals holding the Certified Export Specialist (CES) or Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designations. To receive CEUs for this course, please email your request to andrea.huda@baruch.cuny.edu upon registration.

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