Agate Trade Academy

Welcome to The Agate Experience, a leading educational institute specializing in International Trade Compliance and Global Logistics. Our team of experienced educators offer both textbook and real-world experience to ensure that Agate Scholars are equipped to execute global strategies and are job ready upon graduation.

Whether you are a career professional interested in remote opportunities, a small business looking to expand your reach into international markets, or a large corporation looking to optimize your global supply chain, we have the knowledge, experience, and resources to make it happen. With our unmatched commitment to customer service and deep understanding of global trade, Agate Trade Academy is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

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Agate Trade Academy courses are approved for 16 CCS / MCS / CES / MES Credits with the NCBFAA

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Global Trade - Intensive

Hybrid Intensive


In 2020, the global supply chain management market was valued at 15.85 billion U.S. dollars and is expected to reach almost 31 billion U.S. dollars by 2026. source

This course will provide you with the in-depth knowledge necessary to compete and win in a Global Market. You will learn the operations of the entire Supply Chain, from industry terms, product sourcing, customs clearance and everything in between. See topics covered below.

This course is ideal for domestic logistics providers that are interested adding global services, career professionals seeking a career advancement, importers, exporters, purchasing, procurement, logistics, traffic, customer service, customs brokers, freight forwarders, anyone supporting international documentation, compliance regulations. This course is excellent for beginners and serves as a refresher for experienced professionals.

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Global Trade - Extension

Hybrid Extension


Drayage and Intermodal is the short-distance movement of goods via ground freight. You will learn about terminology, lanes, carrier commitments, documents, equipment types, associations, and memberships.

Bonded Warehouses and Foreign Trade Zones are an important part of the supply chain. You will learn the fundamentals of warehousing, terminology, the steps involved in bonding a warehouse, government requirements, and process flows. Foreign trade zones are also covered, including their benefits, documents, automation tools, US Customs requirements, advantages, and disadvantages.

Hazardous Materials provides an in-depth overview of its transportation, the basics of IATA, IMDG, and DOT regulations, and the fundamental knowledge needed to prepare documents and comply with placarding, packaging, and labeling requirements for hazardous materials transportation.

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Drayage and Intermodal

Bonded Warehouses & FTZ

Hazardous Materials

LIVE Extension Courses also available A La Carte



LIVE International Trade Compliance

Global Trade - Advanced Knowledge


Advanced Knowledge is designed to provide advanced topics for students seeking to become subject matter experts in International Trade Compliance.

The course offers 3 classes: Free Trade Agreements, Duty Optimization and U.S. Customs Audits with the fundamentals to Importer Self-Assessment (ISA).

You will learn the requirements to trade goods between the U.S. and other countries free of duty, how to save and recover duty (duty drawback and first sale), and how to prepare for a U.S. Customs audit.

These skills are crucial to importers to avoid fines, penalties, and Customs audits. This course is ideal for importers, exporters, shippers, international freight forwarders, NVOCC’s, individuals seeking knowledge to obtain gainful employment, logistics providers seeking to add new services, and forever learners.

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LIVE Virtual Elective

Global Trade -
HTS Classification


This course provides fundamental knowledge regarding Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, the impact on duty and the movement of freight. You will learn what classification is, general rules of interpretation, how to review chapter notes, how to calculate duty and so much more.



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LIVE Virtual Elective

Global Trade -
Licensed Customs Broker
Exam Study Group


Prepare for success in the Licensed Customs Broker Exam by acquiring comprehensive knowledge of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule. Enroll in the esteemed Agate study group to receive the essential support needed for a successful outcome. Join us on the path to success!

Note : Contact us for LCB Study Group and HTS bundle course.

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The Agate Experience

Monthly Price


Join The Agate Experience today and experience a transformative journey towards professional excellence. Elevate your career, connect with industry leaders, and stay ahead of the game with exclusive access to Monthly Masterminds, event privileges, and course discounts.

Note: The Agate Experience is a monthly subscription program. Monthly fees apply.

Agate Solutions Resource
Guide eBook

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This 149-page eResource Guide contains all of Agate’s resource links; Dictionary of International Trade, Terms and Acronyms, Partnering Government Agencies, U.S. Customs Systems, Navigating Global Logistics, CTPAT Guide, World Trade Organization, importing to the U.S., Downloadable Documents, HTS Download, Import / Export Regulations, Industry Certifications, Hazardous Materials Regulations, Trade Compliance, Associations and Memberships.

Get your copy and have these important links on hand whenever you need them!


International Trade & Logistics
Training: Agate eBook

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This eBook contains the fundamentals to Global Logistics and International Trade Compliance which includes: Terms of the Trade, Definitions, Fundamentals to understanding Supply Chain, Import & Export Terms, International Trade & Global Logistics Careers, Salaries, and Exercises.