Rossano V GeraldFounder, RVG International Consulting Firm, LLC
Dr. Rossano V. Gerald is an Academic Professor and Founder of RVG International Consulting Firm, LLC. He has over thirty years of business experience in strategic management, marketing analysis, and supply chain management; and is also a veteran of the United States Army.
He has worked with small and medium-sized businesses to help improve their business logistic processes through verification of operational and supply chain programs. Also, he has developed management and marketing strategies that were used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of my client's business operations in this global economy. He earned a Doctor of Business Administration in International Business and Advanced Professional Business Certification in Marketing from Argosy University/Sarasota; Thomas Jefferson School of Law Master of Science of Law Degree (J.S.M.) for International Tax and Finance Services in the Risk Compliance & Management field.
He is also a candidate at the Univ. of Phoenix/ MBA Project Management degree program. He is a member of the Free Trade Alliance, San Antonio Transportation Association, Inc., San Antonio SCORE, TX, Supply Chain Council and Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning, and CATO Institute of Research & Analysis and Academy of Business Research. He is a Certified Supply Chain Manager, and Inventory Planner and Property Forecaster, Certified Consultant for Business Value Analysis and Methodology, Certified Export Leaders of the Free Trade Alliance and Casa of San Antonio, TX; Certified Master Management Consultant and Master Project Manager; and Certified Marketing Analyst and Registered Business Analyst by the International Management Consultant Certification Board (IMCB);Certified CCA ™ Chartered Compliance Analyst AAFM ® American Academy of Financial Management/ AAPM ® American Academy of Project Management.
ChE Chartered Economist (GAFM) GAFM ® Global Academy of Finance & Management ®. He is also a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals; and an Advisor for the Mu Kappa Tau Marketing of the Honor Society.
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U.S. Customs Duty Drawback & Refunds: Understanding the Recent Changes in 2023
The drawback is the refund of certain duties, internal revenue taxes, and certain fees collected upon the importation of goods and refunded when the merchandise is exported or destroyed. The drawback law ushered in by the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA) has become effective, allowing for simpler drawback substitution and a changed statutory timeframe. The new duty drawback law presents the perfect opportunity for your organization to earn more ROI on your supply chain system.
Prior Disclosure of Import Violations to US Customs and Border Protection: Steps to Reduce Risks and Avoid Penalties
This webinar will analyze U.S Customs Prior Disclosure. It will objectively evaluate customs errors and mistakes and define the pros and cons of disclosing to customs. Prior disclosures are how importers may report violations of customs laws and, in almost all cases, avoid the imposition of monetary penalties, except for the interest on the duties and fees which should have been paid at the time of interest. Further, the speaker will demonstrate the consequences of Disclosure or non-disclosure and remedial measures.
The audience will better understand and describe the comprehensive Customs compliance review and submit a Prior Disclosure under 19 U.S.C. § 1592(c)(4) and 19 C.F.R. § 162.74.
Understanding Incoterms® Rules in 2023
If you do international business, you've probably heard of Incoterms — the international standard for determining responsibility between buyers and sellers.
This Incoterms 2023-Term will address how the exporter must know the condition of the point of the exporting and importing transaction prior to the exportation process.
Furthermore, it will explain why the exporter should be familiar with the Incoterms, which are defined as three-letter trade terms that define the buyer and seller's responsibilities in international business transactions. Finally, we explain what expected terms of sale are acceptable on shipping documentation to meet Customs assessment requirements.
The Incoterm and terms of sales will address the seller and buyer responsibilities by the type of sale transaction agreements that will affect the direct cost of making the export sale and clear Customs regulatory requirements.
The Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) 2023 Revision
The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States HTS contains the current legal (enacted or proclaimed) and non‐legal (statistical or reference) provisions specifically designated as such in section 1204(a) of the 1988 Act (102 Stat. 1148). The HTS, as well as to regulations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Customs) and the many laws that Customs enforces. General notes 1 through 3 explain the structure of the HTS and define terms and symbols used throughout the schedule.
Tariff and statistical changes were effective as of January 1, 2023; this edition contains all changes since the last printed edition (February 2022), as reflected in the Change Records to each revision. The HTS represents the authoritative compilation of the tariff and statistical provisions applicable to goods in trade.
Understanding the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in USA” Standard
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) prevents deception and unfairness in the marketplace. The FTC Act gives the Commission the power to bring law enforcement actions against false or misleading claims that a product is of U.S. origin. Traditionally, the Commission has required that a product advertised as Made in USA be "all or virtually all" made in the U.S. After a comprehensive review of Made in USA and other U.S. origin claims in product advertising and labeling, the Commission announced in December 1997 that it would retain the "all or virtually all" standard. The Commission also issued an Enforcement Policy Statement on U.S. Origin Claims to guide marketers who want to make an unqualified Made in USA claim under the "all or virtually all" standard and those who want to make a qualified Made in USA claim.
This training will discuss Complying with the Made in USA Standard and Regulations regarding basic information About Made In USA Claims and how manufacturers and marketers who claim about the amount of U.S. content in their products must comply with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Made in USA policy. The training will also discuss some general information about the U.S. Customs Service's requirement that all products of foreign origin imported into the U.S. be marked with the name of the country of origin.
Export Party Responsibilities - USPPI, FPPI, Forwarder, Carrier, Routed Transactions in 2023
The USPPI, as defined by FTR (Foreign Trade Regulations), is the person in the United States that receives the export transaction's primary benefit, monetary or otherwise. So, for example, if you are the recipient of the purchase order from the overseas party for cargo that is exported and you are invoicing them for the product, you are the USPPI (no matter what the terms of sale are).
This training will discuss why an effective export control program (ECP) consists of many processes that connect, intersect, and overlap. Therefore, employees responsible for export compliance must know the requirements of Title 15, CFR, Part 30, and the responsibilities of U.S. parties at the time of export.
Import to Mexico Documentation and Procedures in 2023
The Mexico import program offers foreign companies easy access to favorable tax benefits and special importation. However, the Mexico Import program requires companies to follow strict regulations and compliance, especially in Customs.
This training will address the Import to Mexico Documentation and Procedures in 2023 and audit compliance procedures that emphasize appropriate documentation often used in the country's market system and its product competitiveness research methods for conducting trade transactions. In addition, it focuses on identifying the customers, such as the end users, distributors, and sales agents, and examines the compliance procedures within foreign law justification.
We will also discuss the role of the Import to Mexico Documentation and Procedures in charge of investigating the importation controls. Still, it also manages the Safeguards Verification Program connected to the export license application and how the importer should verify the post-shipment disposition of their goods. Lastly, we address the sales documentation and other recordkeeping compliance