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                              New Webcast!

Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Classification, Determination & Compliance


Date: 
June 9, 2016
Time:  2:00 p.m. ET/ 1:00 p.m. CT/ 11:00 a.m. PT
Presented by:
  Rennie Alston, Chief Executive Officer, American River Group of Companies

This webcast is designed for all APPA member companies that import into the U.S.  It contains a full review of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.  In this webcast you will learn:

  • The General Rules of Interpretation
  • The importance of Chapter and Section Notes
  • How preferential tariff treatments and country of origin rules affect the correct tariff
  • Tariff rate determination


Product tariff classification can be complicated and confusing.  This webcast helps you understand:

  • Side-by-side comparisons of potential product classifications provided in the Tariff Schedule
  • Exploration of tariff terminology
  • Distinguishing product identity according to the tariff nomenclature
  • Classification of articles of mixed compositions or uses
  • Binding rulings, how to use the Customs website, CROSS and more

Click here to register.

                               
                                 New Webcast!

Breaking Into the Millennial Mind - Strategies for Recruiting, Retaining and Engaging


Date:
  June 16, 2016
Time:  2:00 p.m. ET/ 1:00 p.m. CT/ 11:00 a.m. PT
Presented by:  Scott Zimmer, Generational Expert and Keynote Speaker, BridgeWorks

 Breaking Into the Millennial Mind takes a deep dive into this generation’s persona by exploring what’s going on in Millennials’ head, hearts and pockets. 

APPA invites you and your colleagues to participate in this fun, informative webcast where you will learn how to break into the Millennial mind and bridge generational gaps in the workplace.  What are they thinking?  What motivates them?  How can pet product companies attract them into manufacturing, production and supply chain positions?  How can pet product companies keep them long-term?  By unpacking these questions, you will gain the insight to understand a generation that’s behaving unlike any before them.

 Some of the Millennial trends we’ll explore include:

  -Work-life integration vs. work life balance
  -Collaboration:  two heads are always better than one
  -Capitalism with a conscience:  spending to evoke positive change
  -The search for meaning: working to make a difference
  -Crowd-sourced decision making:  tapping into the collective consciousness
  -The end of ownership: living in the shared economy

Whether you’re struggling with recruiting, retention, retaining, motivation or marketing, Breaking Into the Millennial Mind will arm you with the tools you need to connect with this influential demographic.

 Click here to register.

 

 

Past SeminarsClick here  to access our webcast archive page. 

APPA Webcast Series TO GO!  Take the APPA Webcast Series on the go with you!  Audio files are now available for Podcast and MP3 Downloads.  Don't forget to print the Presentation Slides and take them along to accompany your audio files. List of Archived Titles: 

  • Exporting in a Manner Compliant with U.S. Government Regulations, Presented by Sarah Reynolds, Senior Consultant / Trainer and Vice President of Operations, American River Group of Companies, May 4, 2016 (60 minutes)


  • Launching a Brand: Part II in a series on Creating and Launching a Brand, Presented by Rick Rockhill, Managing Partner and Co-founder, Zarhill Partners and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Midspan, April 26, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Developing a Brand Identity, Presented by Rick Rockhill, Managing Partner and Co-founder, Zarhill Partners and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Midspan, February 4, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Best Practices for Sourcing Pet Products in China, Presented by  Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, December 16, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Pulling Back the Curtain on Private Equity, Presented by Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT MidSpan, and Jeremy Holland, Principal, The Riverside Company, and Owner of Outward Hound, December 15, 2015 (60 minutes)

  •  Are you Recall Ready?  Learn How to Be Prepared for the Unthinkable, Presendted by Roger Hancock, Founder and President, Recall InfoLink, and John Kirkpatrick, Director of Sales, Recall InfoLink, December 10, 2015 (45 minutes)

  • Best Practices for Dealing with FDA Regulated Imports, Presented by Jasmin Marin, Senior International Trade Consultant, American River Group of Companies, December 3, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Export AES Compliance Management, Presented by Sarah Reynolds,  Senior Consultant/Trainer and Vice President of Operations, American River Group of Companies, November 19, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Successfully Raising Capital to Fund Your Growing Pet Business, Presented by Pat Robinson, Business Development Manager, CircleUp, and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT MidSpan, October 27, 2015 (60 minutes)

  •  Understanding INCOTERMS (International Commercial Terms) and How it Affects Imports & Exports, Presented by Neil Lenok, American River Group of Companies, June 11, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Developing Export Sales Opportunities, Presented by Neil Lenok, American River Group of Companies, May 7, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • The Myths and Realities of Pet Industry Mergers and Acquisitions: Revelations from Two Pet Industry M&A Insiders, Presented by Craig Lawson, Co-founder, MHT MidSpan and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT MidSpan, April 23, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Gaining a Competitive Advantage by Importing Your Pet Products, Presented by Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, October 23, 2014 (60 minutes)

  • What is a minimum risk pesticide and how is it regulated? Presented by Leslie Garcia and Micah Reynolds, Senior Regulatory Consultants, Technology Sciences Group Inc., October 7, 2014 (60 minutes)

  • How to Select and Manage Your International Carriers, Freight Forwarder, and Custom House Broker, Presented by Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, October 2, 2014 (60 minutes)

  • Demystifying Exports:  Exporting is Profitable, Presented by Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, August 21, 2014 (60 Minutes)

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                              New Webcast!

Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Classification, Determination & Compliance


Date: 
June 9, 2016
Time:  2:00 p.m. ET/ 1:00 p.m. CT/ 11:00 a.m. PT
Presented by:
  Rennie Alston, Chief Executive Officer, American River Group of Companies

This webcast is designed for all APPA member companies that import into the U.S.  It contains a full review of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.  In this webcast you will learn:

  • The General Rules of Interpretation
  • The importance of Chapter and Section Notes
  • How preferential tariff treatments and country of origin rules affect the correct tariff
  • Tariff rate determination


Product tariff classification can be complicated and confusing.  This webcast helps you understand:

  • Side-by-side comparisons of potential product classifications provided in the Tariff Schedule
  • Exploration of tariff terminology
  • Distinguishing product identity according to the tariff nomenclature
  • Classification of articles of mixed compositions or uses
  • Binding rulings, how to use the Customs website, CROSS and more

Click here to register.

                               
                                 New Webcast!

Breaking Into the Millennial Mind - Strategies for Recruiting, Retaining and Engaging


Date:
  June 16, 2016
Time:  2:00 p.m. ET/ 1:00 p.m. CT/ 11:00 a.m. PT
Presented by:  Scott Zimmer, Generational Expert and Keynote Speaker, BridgeWorks

 Breaking Into the Millennial Mind takes a deep dive into this generation’s persona by exploring what’s going on in Millennials’ head, hearts and pockets. 

APPA invites you and your colleagues to participate in this fun, informative webcast where you will learn how to break into the Millennial mind and bridge generational gaps in the workplace.  What are they thinking?  What motivates them?  How can pet product companies attract them into manufacturing, production and supply chain positions?  How can pet product companies keep them long-term?  By unpacking these questions, you will gain the insight to understand a generation that’s behaving unlike any before them.

 Some of the Millennial trends we’ll explore include:

  -Work-life integration vs. work life balance
  -Collaboration:  two heads are always better than one
  -Capitalism with a conscience:  spending to evoke positive change
  -The search for meaning: working to make a difference
  -Crowd-sourced decision making:  tapping into the collective consciousness
  -The end of ownership: living in the shared economy

Whether you’re struggling with recruiting, retention, retaining, motivation or marketing, Breaking Into the Millennial Mind will arm you with the tools you need to connect with this influential demographic.

 Click here to register.

 

 

Past SeminarsClick here  to access our webcast archive page. 

APPA Webcast Series TO GO!  Take the APPA Webcast Series on the go with you!  Audio files are now available for Podcast and MP3 Downloads.  Don't forget to print the Presentation Slides and take them along to accompany your audio files. List of Archived Titles: 

  • Exporting in a Manner Compliant with U.S. Government Regulations, Presented by Sarah Reynolds, Senior Consultant / Trainer and Vice President of Operations, American River Group of Companies, May 4, 2016 (60 minutes)


  • Launching a Brand: Part II in a series on Creating and Launching a Brand, Presented by Rick Rockhill, Managing Partner and Co-founder, Zarhill Partners and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Midspan, April 26, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Developing a Brand Identity, Presented by Rick Rockhill, Managing Partner and Co-founder, Zarhill Partners and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Midspan, February 4, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Best Practices for Sourcing Pet Products in China, Presented by  Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, December 16, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Pulling Back the Curtain on Private Equity, Presented by Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT MidSpan, and Jeremy Holland, Principal, The Riverside Company, and Owner of Outward Hound, December 15, 2015 (60 minutes)

  •  Are you Recall Ready?  Learn How to Be Prepared for the Unthinkable, Presendted by Roger Hancock, Founder and President, Recall InfoLink, and John Kirkpatrick, Director of Sales, Recall InfoLink, December 10, 2015 (45 minutes)

  • Best Practices for Dealing with FDA Regulated Imports, Presented by Jasmin Marin, Senior International Trade Consultant, American River Group of Companies, December 3, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Export AES Compliance Management, Presented by Sarah Reynolds,  Senior Consultant/Trainer and Vice President of Operations, American River Group of Companies, November 19, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Successfully Raising Capital to Fund Your Growing Pet Business, Presented by Pat Robinson, Business Development Manager, CircleUp, and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT MidSpan, October 27, 2015 (60 minutes)

  •  Understanding INCOTERMS (International Commercial Terms) and How it Affects Imports & Exports, Presented by Neil Lenok, American River Group of Companies, June 11, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Developing Export Sales Opportunities, Presented by Neil Lenok, American River Group of Companies, May 7, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • The Myths and Realities of Pet Industry Mergers and Acquisitions: Revelations from Two Pet Industry M&A Insiders, Presented by Craig Lawson, Co-founder, MHT MidSpan and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT MidSpan, April 23, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Gaining a Competitive Advantage by Importing Your Pet Products, Presented by Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, October 23, 2014 (60 minutes)

  • What is a minimum risk pesticide and how is it regulated? Presented by Leslie Garcia and Micah Reynolds, Senior Regulatory Consultants, Technology Sciences Group Inc., October 7, 2014 (60 minutes)

  • How to Select and Manage Your International Carriers, Freight Forwarder, and Custom House Broker, Presented by Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, October 2, 2014 (60 minutes)

  • Demystifying Exports:  Exporting is Profitable, Presented by Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, August 21, 2014 (60 Minutes)