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May 21, 2019
Asheville, NC

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) is presenting an international documentation training seminar in partnership with Allocca Enterprises.


Seminar Description

Many companies are exposing themselves unnecessarily to shipment delays, customs audits and demurrage charges because there is incomplete or inaccurate documentation for the shipment. This program will help you understand when and how you should be filling out international documents listed below. We will go through each document step by step.

Topics include:

-NAFTA Certificates of Origin: Common errors, when you should/shouldn’t fill one out

– Correct procedures for filling out commercial invoices, packing lists, bills of lading, SEDs, certificates of origin, dock receipts and fish & wildlife documents

-Explanation of Shippers Export Declaration (SED) form requirements

– Documents you can use to reduce delays, eliminate demurrage and shorten your product cycle

-Overview of a DCS statement and why should be using it on all domestic and international invoices

-Explanation of what “legalization of documents” means and which countries require it

-Pre-shipment inspections: who requires them and how should they be conducted?


When & Where

May 21, 2019 from 8:30am – 4:30pm

A-B Tech Community College

Ferguson Center of Allied Health

10 Genevieve Circle

Asheville, NC 28801



Seating is limited and registration is required. The registration fee of $250 will be waived for North Carolina companies who apply and qualify for a free seat through the STEP program. Companies may register up to 2 employees to attend the seminar. For more information about registration and the STEP program, contact Jen Vogelsberg.


Training Credit

This full-day training is eligible for (6) NASBITE-CGBP Re-Certification CEUs.

Contact Info

Jen Vogelsberg
(919) 447-7778