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AP Tariffs presentation on FMC Registration

Atlantic Pacific Tariffs Inc. (AP Tariffs), in partnership with World Insurance Agency, will be presenting at a two-day webinar in November 2023, focused on how foreign companies can register as Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI) with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).

Foreign OTIs can operate in the U.S. as long as they are registered but this process can be a confusing and time-consuming task for those unfamiliar with the ins and outs of the FMC-65 application procedure.

Mauricio Larenas, president of AP Tariffs, will be speaking to WCA World Academy Members as he delves deep into the nitty-gritty of obtaining OTI registration for foreign companies, such as what documents are needed, how long the application process will take, how much will it cost, etc.

The webinars are scheduled 10AM EST on Wednesday, Nov. 1, and 10AM BKK on Thursday, Nov. 2. Registration is free for WCA World Academy Members. It will be hosted by Greg J Kritz of World Insurance Agency and Mauricio Larenas of AP Tariffs.

AP Tariffs as the 5th largest tariff publisher for NVOCCs in the United States has a wealth of experience helping foreign companies gain global credibility through FMC registration. Mr. Larenas is an an FMC Legal Practitioner and an active member of the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association (FCBF) education committee.

If you plan to do business in the United States as a foreign non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), AP Tariffs is your best partner! From initial registration to publishing your tariff to staying compliant with the FMC regulations, AP Tariffs will guide you every step of the way.

To know more about AP Tariffs' services, email us today at or schedule a free 15-minute meeting here.

Atlantic Pacific Tariffs Inc. (AP Tariffs) is inviting you to join an in-depth discussion on Mastering FMC Detention, Demurrage, and NVOCC Liability this October 11, Wednesday, in Miami.

Date: October 11, 2023

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: MDC Wolfson Campus BIT Center

Gary Kardian, a veteran with 48 years in the ocean shipping industry who recently retired from the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), is one of the speakers at this event. During his stint at the FMC, he served as Director of the Office of Service Contracts & Tariffs for 12 years and spent his final year in the Office of Consumer Affairs & Dispute Resolution Services.

Take advantage of his expertise and listen to him delve into the intricacies of Demurrage, exploring the dos and don'ts to gain a comprehensive understanding of effective navigation.

With such a hefty fine of $14,149 per occurrence, NVOCCs need to gain more clarity about its liabilities and responsibilities. Learn how the FMC's Charge Complaint process can empower NVOCCs in order to resolve disputes effectively.

Mr. Kardian, an expert in ocean tariffs, demurrage, and detention rules, can easily shed light on these issues having been a valuable resource for industry stakeholders for many years.

The event is in partnership with the Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association and hosted by the Miguel B. Fernandez Family School of Global Business, Trade & Transportation of Miami-Dade College.

Meet us there! Drop a message at to let us know that you will be attending. AP Tariffs has a friendly audit service designed to help NVOCCs proactively address compliance challenges, mitigate risks, and safeguard their financial stability.

The SINO 2023 Conference, a prominent event in the world of international trade, recently concluded and featured a standout presence from Atlantic Pacific Tariffs Inc. (AP Tariffs), the 5th largest tariff publisher for NVOCCs in the United States. The 19th Annual Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference spanned three intense days, offering a wide range of discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities for attendees from diverse backgrounds. The event was held at the newly renovated Asia World Expo, one of the world's premier exhibition and entertainment venues in Hong Kong. Mauricio Larenas, president at AP Tariffs, played a crucial role in enhancing the conference experience. He conducted a comprehensive FMC/AMS compliance training session that was extremely well-received by the attendees. This training shed light on the intricacies of Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and Automated Manifest System (AMS) compliance, further underlining AP Tariffs' commitment to equipping businesses with the knowledge needed to navigate the regulatory landscape. Over 1,000 attendees, ranging from seasoned industry professionals to newcomers, benefitted from practical solutions and valuable insights shared in various meetings and exhibits. AP Tariffs' representatives met with key players at one-on-one meetings and shared how it has helped foreign companies become registered with the FMC to get more advantageous contract rates directly from ocean carriers. To know more about AP Tariffs' services, email us today at or schedule a free 15-minute meeting here.

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