Duty Drawback Specialist Certification™ (DBS™)

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Looking to save your firm money through duty drawback claims? Millions of dollars of refunds are available from the government to firms who both import and export, but the majority go unclaimed. This unique certification will train your team on the types of drawback available, how to file for expedited refund capabilities and which documents are needed to support a successful refund.

Become a Duty Drawback Specialist ™- Our three-day workshop, led by experienced subject matter experts, will provide you with a detailed understanding of the duty drawback program.  Each type of drawback will be reviewed in detail, with examples and exercises on filing claims and getting approved for accelerated payments.  Drawback regulations in 19 CFR 191 will be thoroughly covered, and a course exam will demonstrate the participant’s ability to establish their company’s duty drawback program.




During this three-day training, participants will gain a detailed understanding of the duty drawback program and how to effectively establish a company duty drawback program.


  • Types of duty drawback
  • Taxes and fees eligible for drawback
  • Payment of drawback
  • Estimating your drawback potential
  • Duty drawback rules
  • Documents needed to file a claim
  • Timelines related to drawback
  • Recordkeeping requirements
    • Review of CFR 191
    • Establishing a drawback program
    • Auditing your drawback program



    To demonstrate proficiency, the certification process requires individuals to take an examination at the end of this program. There are no additional fees for each initial course exam.


    If you do not pass the exam the first time, you can retest two more times. Retesting must be done within three months of the initial test and will be taken online through Global Trade Academy’s e-learning platform.



    To maintain the Duty Drawback Specialist™ holders of this certification must attend a Global Trade Academy’s Seminars, Workshops, Webinar or Corporate on-site training to earn 20 continuing education credits.  These credits must be earned within the 24 months (or two years) following the initial certification.  For example, if an individual is certified in May 2013, he/she will need to complete 20 continuing education credits by May 31, 2015.



    • Compliance professionals
    • Import Managers
    • Export Personnel
    • Finance Managers
    • Others who have the responsibility for cost savings initiatives at their company



    The tuition for the Duty Drawback Specialist™ course is $1,995.00. Prices are stated in U.S. dollars and subject to change without notice.

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